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14 March 2015

Stories from 14 March 2015

Inside the Kremlin Troll Army Machine: Templates, Guidelines, and Paid Posts

RuNet Echo

A new cache of documents on the inside operations of the Kremlin's troll army provides a list of LiveJournal accounts operated by employees and talking points provided to the commenters.

Bahrain's Leading Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Faces Prison for ISIS Tweets

Advox

As life grows increasingly intolerable for the country's Shia majority, one of the few people prepared to defend their rights faces jail.

First #AskHamas Session Ends With ‘Some Interesting Results’

Hamas is holding a five-day Twitter session hashtagged #AskHamas. While most Western media outlets focused on the backlash the campaign generated, little attention has been paid on Hamas’ answers.

Chilean Espionage in Peru Cools Diplomatic Relations

The traditionally complicated Chilean-Peruvian relations have reached a new level of complexity thanks to the latest round of espionage accusations.

Bahraini Human Rights Defender Awaits Sentence

One Small Step for a Trinidadian Rocket Scientist, One Giant Leap for Young Women

"I know what space did for me -- it pulled me outside of myself -- and I wanted to give that back," Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne tells Global Voices.

Memory Banda Escaped Child Marriage in Malawi, but Her 11-Year-Old Sister Wasn't so Lucky

Eighteen-year-old Memory Banda has managed to escape the cycle that turns half the girls in her southern African nation into brides, and usually mothers, by her age.

Ugandan Lawmakers Want to Clear House in the Parliamentary Press Corps

Ugandan lawmakers are considering a proposal that would replace all journalists who started covering parliamentary proceedings before May 1, 2010, "in the interest of balanced media coverage".

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