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8 September 2014

Stories from 8 September 2014

Confessions of an Angry Iranian

The Bridge

Iranian Political satirist Kambiz Hosseini on anger, the Islamic Republic and why his therapist made him buy a satellite dish.

‘Anti-Selfie Bill’ Breeds Discontent in the Philippines

Advox

A proposed bill in the Philippines would make it illegal to photograph anyone -- even public officials -- without their permission.

Pussy Riot's Dynamic Duo Launches a New Media Portal

RuNet Echo

"A view from behind bars gives the best view of how the government process works,” says a new website from Pussy Riot's best known members, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.

Pacific Islanders Plan to Block the World’s Largest Coal Port With Canoes to Protest Climate Change

The Australian port of Newcastle is exporting destruction upon the Pacific Islands at an unprecedented scale, and plans for expansion are underfoot.

Men Convicted in Afghanistan's #Paghman Gang Rape Case Receive Death Sentences

In a powerful display of civic solidarity, Afghan society has finally spoken out against rape crimes. But could it not have done so without demanding the death penalty?

Indians Publish Cries for Help and Calls for Donations on Twitter as Deadly Flooding Hits Jammu and Kashmir

"It's raining hell in Kashmir. Roads and rivers inundated. People being evacuated to safer places."

Are You a European ‘Expat’ Under 40? ‘Generation E’ Wants to Hear Your Story

"Generation E" is calling for stories of young Europeans who are crossing the imaginary boundaries of the Old Continent to reinvent day-to-day life in another country.

For Russian Soldiers in Ukraine, the Mobile Phone May Be as Mighty as the Sword

RuNet Echo

The heyday of social media scoops from inside the Russian war machine may be over. Or maybe not. Some soldiers will always manage to sneak in phones.