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27 June 2014

Stories from 27 June 2014

Russian Team Leaves World Cup

RuNet Echo

Russians resigned to poor national team performance.

Beyond the World Cup Headlines: Iran's Lacking Team Spirit, but Brazil's Favelas Have Plenty

You have to know more than just football to understand the World Cup. Deji Olukotun gives a play-by-play of the important free expression and human rights issues.

In Syria We Have All Become Killers

The Bridge

What do you feel when the security checkpoint where your mother was killed is destroyed in a bombing?

These 5 Experts Explain Why Alexander Sodiqov's Arrest in Tajikistan Is So Troubling

Global Voices Advocacy

Civic activists and journalists fear the arrest of Global Voices' Alexander Sodiqov could have worrying consequences on research in Central Asia.

Trinidad and Tobago Parliament Asks Itself For Pay Raise, Says Yes Says Enough With Russian Media's Ukraine Coverage

RuNet Echo

Responding to a flood of anti-Ukraine propaganda in the Russian mass media, the website TJournal has temporarily halted a service that aggregates news stories trending on the RuNet.

Are Turkey and NetClean Partnering to Stop Child Abuse or Curtail Internet Freedoms?

Turkey's reported partnership with NetClean, a big Swedish cyber-security company, is worrying Turkish Internet users that the worst in Ankara's battles with the web is still to come.

The Driver Is Not to Blame, It's the Pedestrian!?

“No Strings Attached Sex is a Multiple Rules Game”

National Heroes Get a Postmodern Makeover in Kazakhstan's #Selfie Statue Scandal

This week the eyes of the Kazakh Internet have been fixed on an ill-fated statue of two national heroes caught between historical greatness and the trappings of the 21st century.

Singing and Dancing in a YouTube Video to Cheer On the National Football Team Can Get You Arrested in Iran

"Goal Iran" includes clips of Iranians in more than a dozen countries singing and dancing. Iranian police call it "vulgar."

Uruguay's Bad Boy Footballer Luis Suárez Steals His Team's Thunder With Biting Sanction

Uruguay advanced, but everyone was talking about star player Luis Suárez chomping on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder.

Revenge from the “Disgrace of Gijón” as Algeria and Germany Face Up Again at the World Cup

Justice Matters for Ethiopian Bloggers

‘Tajikistan's Detention of Alexander Sodiqov Cuts to the Core of What Research Scholars Do’

The Bridge

"The detention of Alexander Sodiqov cuts to the core of what research scholars do. They rigorously collect data, analyze them, and disseminate knowledge."

Mexican Football Coach Miguel ‘Piojo’ Herrera Knows How to Celebrate a World Cup Win

Miguel “Piojo” Herrera, Mexico's coach, became the hero of the team's victory against Croatia for his passionate reactions during the match.


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