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22 July 2015

Stories from 22 July 2015

Russia's Internet Censor Threatens New YouTube Block

RuNet EchoAdvox

Roscomnadzor says the latest block, spurred by uploaded unauthorized copies of two Russian TV shows, may make all of YouTube unavailable to some RuNet users at the end of July.

The Origins of Anti-Haitian Sentiment in the Dominican Republic

Ruling the Dominican Republic from 1930 until his assassination in 1961, Rafael Trujillo used anti-Haitian ideology to rally Dominicans around his dictatorship.

Latin American Indigenous Communities Compete in the ‘Other’ Copa América

Not everyone was on board with the alternative tournament. "This is an outrageous sham," one group wrote.

Israel's Business Style: Drop the Niceties, Speak Your Mind

Intel's guidebook on working with Israelis highlights Israel's workplace norms, which value direct communication and action, things that can be interpreted as rude in other cultures.

Myanmar’s Factories Warn of Economic Shutdown If Minimum Wage Hike Goes Ahead

"It is vital to ensure that the first ever minimum wage level doesn't lock workers from one sector into poverty."

Aussie Rock Icon Jimmy Barnes Reclaims Songs From Anti-Islam Protestors

"I only want to say the Australia I belong to and love is a tolerant Australia. A place that is open and giving."

Singing Lullabies to Preserve the Butchulla Language

Rising Voices

The Butchulla language, spoken by the people native to Fraser Island in Australia, faced extinction in the 20th century. It is now being revitalized thanks to the Butchulla Language Program.