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20 August 2015

Stories from 20 August 2015

That's the Last Time This Cafe Owner Messes with a Supermodel's Autistic Sister

What happened when a cafe owner tried to eject from his business a 27-year-old customer named Oksana, diagnosed with autism and cerebral palsy, saying she was scaring away customers?

Argentinians Keep the Memory of Dictatorship Victims Alive on the Web

For almost 40 years, Argentinian human rights movements have fought to preserve the memory of their disappeared loved ones, a struggle that has adapted for the Web 2.0 era.

Despite President Rouhani's Promises, Films Continue to Be Banned in Iran

Rouhani's remarks during his election campaign increased hopes that banned films would make their way to the cinemas. That hasn't been the case.

Tajikistan Cracks Down on Pop Idol Traffic Rule Breakers

"Like many ex-Soviet cities, Dushanbe has a driving culture straight out of a Fast and Furious movie. Potholed roads encourage swerving at speed."

In Venezuela, Even the Police March Against Insecurity

Violence in Venezuela has shown no mercy. Not even with law officers, who protested in Caracas despite prohibition from authorities and silence from the media.

On the Scene: Explosion and Gunfire at Istanbul’s Dolmabahçe Palace

On August 19 Istanbul was rocked by more unrest as political tensions in Turkey continue to simmer.

Hong Kong Investigative Journalism Start-Up ‘Factwire’ Crowdfunds HK $3 Million

“Hong Kong is one of the few places where information flows almost completely freely. If Paris has Agence France-Presse, New York has the Associated Press...why [shouldn’t] Hong Kong have FactWire?”

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