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27 June 2014

Stories from 27 June 2014

Russian Team Leaves World Cup

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

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

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

When two controversial bills are passed swiftly and unanimously by a country’s parliament, the alarm bells go off. The passage, on June 13, 2014, of amendments to two parliamentary acts...

TJournal.ru Says Enough With Russian Media's Ukraine Coverage

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!?

Osiris Jasso, a Global Voices contributor, reports on his personal Tumblr blog about traffic and common sense violations in his neighborhood in San Luis Potosí's historic downtown in Mexico. After...

“No Strings Attached Sex is a Multiple Rules Game”

Mariangel Calderon recommends on her blog El Ovario (The ovary) not to have unrealistic expectations after no-strings-attached sex. She writes this is one of the games with more ruels and...

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

Algeria and Germany national teams are set to face up on June 30 in Porto Alegre in the knock-out round of the FIFA World Cup. The match will revive plenty of...

Justice Matters for Ethiopian Bloggers

Justice matters is a blog that reports on the trial of detained Zone9 bloggers and journalists in Ethiopia for expressing their opinions: This blog contains the most current information about...

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

"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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