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16 February 2015

Stories from 16 February 2015

Malawian Student Makes His Own TV Station

Ukrainian MP Pushes for Carbon Copy Of Russian Blogger Law, Meets Resistance

RuNet Echo

A member of the Ukrainian parliament suggested bloggers in Ukraine should be required to verify information in their posts and disclose their personal data to the authorities.

The African Union is Failing South Sudan

Social Media Is Changing How Consumers in India Interact With Companies

Got a complaint? When consumers in India do, around 25% of them post their grievances online before lodging their complaint in court.

Egypt Bombs ISIS Sites in Libya in Retaliation for the Beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts

"#ISIS will have hoped to provoke #Egypt airstrikes in #Libya - this fits perfectly its vision of escalating conflict & chaos in the region," tweets Doha-based Charles Lister.

Turkey Mourns a Female Student's Brutal Death

News of the horrific murder of a female student last week opened up the discussion about gender-based violence in Turkey, and public anger came steaming out.

Egypt in Mourning Over Brutal Execution of 21 Coptic Christians by ‘ISIS in Libya’

Egyptians mourn the loss of 21 Coptic Christians after Libyan branch of ISIS posts gruesome video of their beheading.