Stories from 22 August 2014
Armchair military experts, social-media archive spelunkers, and ideologues all work together in creating conflicting versions of events in eastern Ukraine, making disinterested analysis and verification very difficult.
An unidentified female Iranian-American photojournalist was released on Thursday, Aug. 21 after being held in police custody at an unidentified location since July 22. The photojournalist had official accreditation from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, and was arrested alongside her husband and on the same day that Iranian-American...
The story of Russia's colour revolution has taken a new turn: a famous Ukrainian roofer Mustang Wanted admitted painting the star atop a high-rise in Moscow yellow and blue.
ICT Minister Vaezi's words contradict President Hassan Rouhani's pledge to lift bans on popular social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Unknown hackers released 40 gigabytes of data uncovered about the use of FinFisher, the malicious digital spyware kit, in Pakistan. The Digital Rights Foundation reports on first findings.
Columbians are thinking twice about the treatment of passengers aboard the Medellín Metro, after several incidents publicized online have raised awareness about the metro's draconian treatment of riders.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Media Legal Defence Initiative asked the UN to intervene immediately in the case of Abd El Fattah, who began a hunger strike this week.
NDTV journalists caught militants assembling a rocket in Gaza on camera, but the story has been "distorted by the twin forces of internet virality and the Israel-Palestinian spin machine."
Al Wefaq says native Bahrainis could become a minority. Bahrain's Sunni Muslim monarchy has been accused of naturalising foreigners to prop up their own rule of the Shia Muslim-majority country.
A Guerra da Beatriz (Beatriz’s War) is the first feature film from East Timor. It is about Indonesia's occupation of East Timor from 1975 to 1999 and its impact on the Timorese society. According to the producers of the film, it was “made guerrilla style by the men and women...
Inuit Filmmakers Are Documenting Their Traditional Way of Life in the Small Canadian Hamlet of Arviat
Since 2010, the Arviat Film Society has been creating videos to promote Inuit language and culture in the Arviat community. Rising Voices interviews Eric Anoee, Jr. about his work.
With general elections due next year, some suggest it is an attempt to boost the government's approval ratings before citizens go to the polls, while others see more sinister motives.
The case has continued to fuel protests and discussions in Jamaica, which has a history of police brutality and other similar forms of violence.
Tens of Thousands of Pakistanis Breach Security Barrier Around Prime Minister's House Asking Him to Step Down
Popular cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and Pakistani-Canadian Sufi scholar-turned-politician Tahirul Qadri allege that the May 2013 general election was rigged.
Some months ago, on her blog Anchas Alamedas, blogger Solentiname started to share the different stages she's gone through, since the moment she found a lump in her breast. On her latest blogpost, she writes to someone she calls Mimí and she tells her how she felt after the surgery...