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12 June 2015

Stories from 12 June 2015

Ugandan Authorities Jail Facebook User for “Offensive” Comments About President Musveni

Advox

Robert Shaka, a Ugandan IT specialist, is in jail for allegedly running the controversial TVO-Uganda Facebook page which is critical of Ugandan government.

Ex-FIFA Exec Jack Warner Unintentionally Strikes ‘Comedic Gold’ With His Response to John Oliver

How many more inadvertently ROFL-inducing videos will Jack Warner release? This one's in reaction to John Oliver's roast of the ex-FIFA VP on Trinidad and Tobago television.

Mexico’s Independent Media Crackdown Threatens Indigenous Radio in Oaxaca

Advox

Community radio stations devoted to indigenous groups in Mexico once more confront governmental limitations on their work, facing off against elites with a distinct set of political ambitions.

Bad Luck Injury a Blemish on ‘Nadeshiko Japan's’ FIFA Women's World Cup Start

Before a star player was injured in the opening game, Japan was the overwhelming favorite to win this year's FIFA Women's World Cup. Can Nadeshiko Japan still pull it off?

Francophone Africa Is the New Land of Opportunity for the French Media Industry

The French media market is stagnant, but some see the African continent as the place to re-boot growth in the sector.

The Newly Updated Indic Keyboard App Now Supports 22 Asian Languages

Rising Voices

A mobile input app called Indic Keyboard's newest release now supports language input in 22 Asian languages including 18 Indian languages apart from English, with 54 input layouts.

Celebrating the Zimbabwean Writer Who Was ‘Against Everything’

Facebook users celebrate the life and works of Dambudzo Marechera, the Zimbabwean literary figure who once wrote, "I’m against everything. Against war and those against war."

The 2010 FIFA World Cup Started 5 Years Ago. South Africa Remembers the Good Times.

On June 11, 2010, South Africa hosted the biggest sporting event in the world. It was the first time it ever happened on the African continent.

Argentinian Football Fans Travel 1,500 Kilometers in a Refurbished Bus to Cheer on Their Team

Australia's Prime Minister Is No Fan of ‘Ugly, Noisy’ Wind Farms

Remarks by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott that wind farms are visually awful and noisy have brought a swift response on social media.

Indonesian Groups Rally Online to Demand Justice for Slain Environmentalist

Following a controversial statement by a spokesperson from Indonesia's Navy, various groups united to form "Solidaritas4Jopi," refuting speculation that Peranginangin's killer could have acted in self-defense.

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