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20 July 2015

Stories from 20 July 2015

High-Profile Arrests Ahead of Elections Raise Tempers and Eyebrows in Trinidad and Tobago

There has been tremendous public pressure on Trinidad and Tobago's police force to solve a high-profile murder. After more than year, detectives finally produced a name.

Top Bahraini Student Goes to Jail Instead of Medical School

A top Bahraini student is in prison instead of pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor. Faten Bushehri updates us on the plight of Mustafa Mohammed Ismael

Global Voices Checkdesk Training Workshop to be held in Beirut on July 29

China Blocks Telegram Messenger for ‘Aiding Rights Advocates’

Chinese state-run newspaper People's Daily accused Telegram of aiding human-rights lawyers and advocates, who allegedly used the app and its "Secret Chat" mode to engage in “anti-government" activity.

Eid in the Time of War in Yemen

Despite shelling and the continuing airstrikes, some Yemenis managed to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.

A Musician Convicted of Rape Released After He Sings the Praises of Zambia's President

"Clearly, President Lungu is increasingly becoming a danger not only to the nation but more specifically to the welfare of the girl child in Zambia."

Who Wants to Be Merkel? Click and Laugh With This Random Austerity Measure Generator

Was having to dance and sing 'My Anaconda' 14 times in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel the real reason Greece's former finance minister resigned?

Now Playing on GV Radio in July

Find out what's playing in July on GV Radio, an internet radio station with sounds, conversations, and music from around the world.

An Open Letter to Russia's Silent National TV Networks

Almost two dozen soldiers died on July 13, when part of a military barracks in Omsk collapsed. Russian national television has not been eager to cover the tragedy.

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