Stories from 18 February 2015
The Russian Military Commander Allegedly Leading Ukraine's Separatists
OSCE photos on Twitter indicate Lentsov was about 35 miles from Debaltseve on February 16, where he met with separatists in an official capacity as head of the Russian Representation.
Cyber Sex Did Not End Well For These Syrians Fighting Assad's Regime
Cyber sex is changing the war grounds in Syria as a Fireeye report reveals. Hackers have stolen 7.7 GB of opposition data via malware installed during chats on Skype.
Trolls Target Brazilian Woman After She Shares Her Traumatizing Rape Story on Facebook
Ten years after she was raped, Viviane Teves publicized her struggle to move on. Trolls got a hold of her phone number and began to harass her on WhatsApp.
Cuba Announces New IT Policy and Does Not Mention Internet Access
ICT use and access is one of the talking points in the process of normalizing relations between Cuba and the United States.
Tweet in Your #MotherLanguage to Celebrate Linguistic Diversity Online
The world speaks thousands of languages, but you wouldn't know it by looking at Twitter. You can help change that by sending out tweets in your #MotherLanguage on February 21.
2015 Presents an Opportunity for Free and Fair Elections in Africa
Wekesa Sylvanus hopes that 2015 will be a year of free and fair elections in Africa: https://wekesasylvanus.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/will-2015-be-a-year-of-free-and-fair-elections-in-africa/ Since the advent of multi party democracy in Africa, electoral contests have become a do or die affair in majority of African countries. Elections in Africa are a high risk affair and in...
Slovakia's ‘Batman’ Is Leading the Fight Against Illegal Advertising in Bratislava
The entrepreneur, husband and father is on a mission to destroy unlicensed makeshift billboards in the city of Bratislava, which has become cluttered with outdoor advertisements.
New Minister Threatens to Shut Down Zambian Independent News Site
The site has been blocked within Zambia on numerous occasions, and reporters have been arrested because of suspected associations with the website.
35 Years Later, Óscar Romero’s Martyrdom Is Recognized
The Vatican has formally canonized Salvadoran priest Monsignor Romero, who was murdered in 1980 for speaking out against the police.
Trolling Russia's Hearts and Minds
Last week, users of the image-board 2ch.hk launched a campaign to test Russians’ gullibility, when it comes to information about the Donbas separatists’ “fallen heroes.”