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11 June 2014

Stories from 11 June 2014

Analyzing the Protests Before the 2014 World Cup

In digital magazine Distintas Latitudes (Different latitudes), Mexican internationalist Vanessa Rebollar analyzes [es] the elements present in the Brazilian protests caused by 2014 FIFA World Cup. She brings up some...

Getting Tickets for the 2014 World Cup is a Total Nightmare

Mexican Emmasito shares [es] on his blog his misfortunes when trying to get tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, which kicks off on Thursday, June 12. He notes that the problem...

‘Let's Go, Argentina!’

On Futbol Champagne, Argentinian Manuel de León writes [es] a letter to the football national team prior to the 2014 Football FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Me tomo hoy, a...

Why You Should Pick France as Your 2nd Favorite Team at the 2014 World Cup

Graham MacAree at SB Nation posts an entertaining comment on why one should pick the French national team as their 2nd favorite team after their home team at the 2014...

From Our World Cup Archive: How Brazil Fooled the World With a Meme

Remember “Cala Boca Galvão”, the Internet meme that became a worldwide joke when millions of Twitter users started telling a famous Brazilian sports narrator and broadcaster, Galvão Bueno, to shut up, during the 2010...

This Colombian Campaign Took Reggaeton Lyrics and Turned Them Into Shocking Images of Women Being Abused

Do Reggaeton lyrics objectify women? The campaign Usa la razón [Use Your Head] is asking women Reggaeton fans to be aware of the sexist nature of this music genre.

‘Stadium of Exception': Brazilian Police Arrest Anti-Cup Activists

Collective Midia Ninja denounces [pt] that activists against the World Cup are being arrested in the city of Rio de Janeiro one day before the kick-off of the matches. These...

Show Me The Money: Caribbean Discrimination Case Awardee Still Not Paid

Eight months after the Caribbean Court of Justice ruled in her favour, Shanique Myrie, who was strip-searched and denied entry to Barbados, still has not received her award.

Kazakh “Bloggers” Program Gets to the Real News

Kazakhstan's online program Блогеры (bloggers), presented by Angela Garipova does [ru] a good job of covering socially relevant themes that the country's state-directed media doesn't always get to via funky footage and...

Peru: Love Is… New Ways of Surprising Your Girlfriend

He had it all planned to surprise his girlfriend on her birthday giving her a huge teddy bear, but a transportation strike made him walk [es] more than four miles...

Some Clarity on New Russian Blogger Regulations

The Russian agency in charge of regulating the Internet, Roskomnadzor, has released a new document detailing how laws governing blogs will operate when they comes into effect later this summer.

This Guy Kept Calm While Gunfire Close to Karachi's Recently Attacked Airport Rattled Pakistan

Jawad Nazir, a 25-year-old volunteer running an unofficial Twitter account for Pakistan's top air traffic authority, tried to keep everyone calm during the latest security breach.

Meeting with Putin, Industry Leaders Ditch Users on Digital Rights

Vladimir Putin attended a much-anticipated meeting with Russian Internet industry leaders in Moscow today. Did they discuss Internet freedom? Barely.

Beautiful Landscape in Talampaya

Laura Schneider tells on her blog [es] Viajes y relatos [Travels and tales] her visit to al Talampaya National Park, located in La Rioja Province, Argentina. On her post, her...

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