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22 July 2014

Stories from 22 July 2014

Fear, Love and Iran's Favorite Internet Enemy (it's Facebook)

Advox

On July 13, eight young Iranians were dealt long prison sentences for their activities on Facebook. Activists both in and outside the country know little more about the case.

Court Ruling Against Restaurant Reviewer Leaves French Bloggers Reeling

Advox

The presiding judge ruled that while the review fell "within the scope of freedom of expression" its title was defamatory.

Global Voices Welcomes Juanita Leon to Board of Directors

Global Voices takes to another level the idea that journalism is not only about information but about conversation, says Juanita Leon, Global Voices' newest board member.

Global Voices is Looking For a Passionate Leader to Shape Our Portuguese-Language Coverage

Global Voices is looking for a bilingual online news leader to run our coverage from Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome & Principe and Timor-Leste.

Expired Meat Was on the Menu at McDonald's, KFC and Other Fast Food Restaurants in China

It's the latest food safety scandal to hit China, which has seen a spate of issues in recent years, including a 2008 milk contamination that killed six infants.

​​Dozens of Activists in Brazil Were Arrested Not for Protesting the World Cup, but for Possibly Planning to Do So

Thirty-seven people were preemptively arrested ahead of the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro because police believed they might protest violently in the future.

‘Syria Is With You, Gaza’

From poets to activists from the heart of Aleppo, where the bombs keep falling, shows of Syrian-Palestinian solidarity are constant. Syria Untold has the story.

Bahrain's Foreign Minister Seems to Have Forgotten His Country's Ill Treatment of Journalists

Khalid Alkhalifa took a dig at NBC after it pulled Ayman Mohyeldin out of Gaza for "doing his journalistic duty." Twitter users quickly reminded Alkhalifa of Bahrain's own shoddy record.

Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong Can Face Down Police, but Not Their Mom and Dad at the Dinner Table

Hundreds of thousands have vocally demanded democratic elections, but some of those same activists are having trouble speaking up to their conservative parents.

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