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11 August 2015

Stories from 11 August 2015

Global Voices’ Marcell Shehwaro is a Finalist for a 2015 Online Journalism Award

We are thrilled to announce Marcell's nomination in the category of online commentary for her piece "In Syria We Have All Become Killers".

HRW Research Finds Media Freedom in Western Balkans Under Serious Threat

Trinidad & Tobago's Election Race Heats Up with Sexual Harassment Allegations

A newspaper reporter resigns after alleging sexual harassment by the country's opposition leader, but some are calling it a political ploy so close to general elections.

Puerto Rican Chorus Brings a Little Joy to the Skies

Passengers on a flight to Puerto Rico were brought to tears when a chorus that was traveling with them started singing upon landing.

Shanghai Telecom Triples Cost of Access to Overseas Websites

Advox

If commercial restrictions on accessing overseas sites becomes common practice, the Chinese Internet could become a de facto domestic network for the majority of Internet users.

Eat Your Heart Out, Boston Tea Party. This Is How Russia Destroys Food.

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo collects some of the most poignant jokes and statements from Russian-language Twitter about Russia's new war on banned Western food imports.

Jamaicans Stage Milestone LGBT Pride Celebration

Arguably one of the most homophobic countries in the world, Jamaica has staged its first ever—and incident-free—LGBT pride celebrations.

Girls vs. Princesses: The Pink Dictatorship's Days are Numbered

A virtual game made in Bolivia encourages girls not to let sexy dresses, high heels, makeup and Prince's kisses steal their right to decide who they want to be.

The Welsh “Y Wladfa”: A Rare Instance of Peaceful Foreign Settlement in South America

In 1865, 150 Welsh settlers disembarked from the ship chandler Mimosa in the Argentinian Patagonia, and laid the foundations for the American continent's only instance of peaceful colonisation.

Death of Pinochet's Secret Police Chief Uncovers Chile's Unhealed Wounds

Reactions after the death, in Chile, of the second most feared man of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship show a country still struggling to make peace with its past.

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