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13 February 2015

Stories from 13 February 2015

The Western Hemisphere's Deadliest Country for Journalists

Advox

Mexico received the second lowest ranking (after Cuba) in the Americas on the World Press Freedom Index for in 2014.

Two Latin Americans Nominated for Index Freedom of Expression Awards

Keeping Up the Fight on World Cancer Day

Argentinian President Goes to China, Mocks Chinese Accents on Twitter

"Ignorant, stupid and racist, a jewel, come on. And she is the representative of a country, poor Argentinians."

More Than 20 Zamalek Fans Die Trying to Enter a Football Game in Egypt

Egyptians took to social media to express outrage at the death of Zamalek football fans in front of the Air Defense Stadium entrance. Here's how the story played out online.

Could Bahrain’s Student Movements Find a Solution for the Country’s Political Problems?

Bahrain Debate looked at alternative solutions for the political crisis in Bahrain. Mohamed Hassan takes a look at the student movement in Bahrain and the role it plays.

Yemen Marks 4th Year Revolution Anniversary Rallying Against Houthis

"Hundreds are marching today in #Yemen the same they were marching 4 years ago…Today, there are new players, but same demands remain ignored," tweets a journalist covering Yemen.

Russia Says You Can't Mention Ukrainian Nationalists, Unless You Say They're Bad

RuNet EchoAdvox

One permitted way to mention such organizations it to do so "in a negative light, ascribing them characteristics like 'radical,' 'extremist,' or 'nationalist.'"

Guinean Bloggers Aren’t Satisfied With Government’s Handling of Ebola Epidemic

"In the fight against the disease, it is clear that the approach taken by the authorities has been haphazard and there has been a lack of communication from the beginning."

Some Right-Wing Groups in India Have No Love for Valentine's Day This Year

Hindu Mahasabha says it will force couples making public displays of affection on Valentine's Day to marry, while Kalinga Sena plans to film couples and send the videos to parents.

The Minsk Summit 2.0

RuNet Echo

Social media users in Russia and around the world closely followed the diplomatic summit in Minsk through the night on Wednesday.

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