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2 February 2015

Stories from 2 February 2015

Global Voices’ Joey Ayoub: ‘Providing the Context Is Key in Trying to Convey Empathy’ With Gaza

"It takes so much more effort to understand the injustice when context is not easily accessible. And it takes even more effort to try to fight this system from within"

Iranian Newspaper Shut Down Over ‘I Am Charlie’ Cover Featuring George Clooney

The Iranian press has ping ponged between condemning the violence in Paris to attacking officials and each other for their response to the attacks.

Russian Opposition to Test Putin's Popularity Amid Financial Crisis

RuNet Echo

The Russian opposition has announced plans for a march that may gauge public support for an associated list of "anti-crisis" measures in light of recent economic and foreign policy developments.

Local Iranian Humane Society Wants to End Animal Dissection Tournaments

The society's request to put a stop to the tournament went ignored, however. Animal rights efforts are only just beginning to be noticed by mainstream Iranian news.

The Tajik President's 82-Year-Old Former Maths Teacher Cannot Pass an Exam to Register as an Opposition Candidate

'All politics is local.' In Tajikistan, politics is even more local than usual.

How Australia Made History in the Asian Football Cup

The 2015 Asian Cup was won by Australia in an exciting final game against South Korea. It was Australia's first time as a champion in the regional football competition.

Rangoon Revealed Facebook Page ‘Tells Burma's Story, One Soul at a Time’

"What was the happiest moment in your life? When my wife first conceived a child. When was your saddest moment? When the same child passed away."

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