Stories from 3 July 2014
Russia's Cyber Nanny Calls for a Clean RuNet
In the eyes of parliamentarian Yelena Mizulina, the Russian Internet is a pretty scary place. Learn about the Cyber Nanny's latest filtering initiative with this handy breakdown from RuNet Echo.
How Technology Is Helping People Learn—and Even Save—the World's Languages
Forward thinkers are harnessing the unprecedented power of technology to bring languages back from the brink of extinction, and in rare cases, to resurrect an extinct language.
Fans Unite to Cheer for the Cuban Boxer Gamboa Using #animogamboa
The Cuban professional boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa lost by knockout, and his fans used social media massively to support him.
What Would Happen If the Ban on U.S. Travel to Cuba Were Lifted?
If the ban on U.S. travel to Cuba is lifted, private entrepreneurs residing on the island could bring in over $47 million in revenue each year.
Australian Activist Jock Palfreeman Is Taking On Bulgaria's Prison System From the Inside
People are calling for a Twitter "Day of Solidarity" with Palfreeman, imprisoned for murder. He says he was defending himself after trying to stop an attack on two Roma boys.
Five Things You Need to Know About Turkmen Weddings
If you were thinking of choosing Turkmenistan as a wedding day destination, you should know one thing - when it comes to celebrating a marriage, Turkmen do not mess around.
Argentina Fans Live Every Moment of Nail-Biter Victory Over Switzerland
Argentinian football fans agonized along with their national team, which eked out a 1-0 win over Switzerland in extra time.
Are Serbia's Dark Days of Media Censorship and Intimidation Making a Comeback?
Serbian Prime Minister Vučić claims to have learned from his past "political mistakes", but he seems to be reverting back to his old censorship habits.
Albanian Activists Condemn ‘Terrorist’ Murder Verdict in Macedonia
Balkan Insight reports that an ethnic Albanian NGO in Macedonia has condemned a recent court verdict convicting six Albanian men for the execution-style murder of five ethnic Macedonians on Christian Orthodox Easter in 2012. The NGO claims that the entire investigation and verdict were politically-motivated and set against the six...
Serbian Artists Create “Neighborly Hanger” for Handouts
The image of the poorest segments of the population rummaging through trash cans has, unfortunately, become a common one in many Balkan countries in the past few years. From some of the 38,000 pensioners who currently receive the minimum monthly pension of barely 120 euro in Serbia, not enough to...