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23 July 2015

Stories from 23 July 2015

Talking to Iranian Feminist Author Nina Ansary on the Eve of Change in Iran

The Bridge

Mahsa Alimardani talks to the author of Jewels of Allah, a new book that sheds light on feminism in contemporary Iran.

Shipibo Stories Pass to the Next Generation—With a Little Help From Digital Media

Rising Voices

In the Peruvian Amazon, the Chariboan Joi citizen journalism project has been training young Shipibo to digitally capture traditional stories from their elders to preserve their language and culture.

Nicaragua Mourns Three Family Members Killed by Police in High Speed Pursuit

The death of three family members is the latest tragedy staining Nicaragua's National Police force. The country's outrage might be here to stay.

Protesters Rally Against Iranian Nuclear Deal in Times Square

Internet Spots Luhansk Militants′ ‘Battlefield 3’ Fakes

RuNet Echo

Pro-Russian militants claimed they found a cache of "American weapons" at the Luhansk airport but social media users quickly discovered that the evidence was a video game-inspired fake.

Peaceful Dissent Becomes Religious Sin as Iran’s Hardliners Reassert Their Power

“To oppose the state is the greatest sin,” said Mohammadi Golpayegani, chief of staff to Iran’s Supreme Leader.

How Boko Haram Is Changing International Politics in Western and Central Africa

Boko Haram has revved up its attacks against many African nations in the past several weeks. Here is a recap of the conflict in the region so far this year.

Russia Says Twitter Doesn’t Need to Comply With Its New Data-Localization Law

RuNet EchoAdvox

State officials have announced that Twitter can ignore a new law coming into force that will require online services to store all Russian user data on servers located inside Russia.

‘Stereotypes Are Another Unregulated Way to Commit Violence Against Nicaraguan Women’