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26 August 2015

Stories from 26 August 2015

Videos Show How Lebanese Security Forces Violently Dealt With ‘You Stink’ Protesters

Videos capturing police violence against protesters in Lebanon are making the rounds online. Is protesting against mounting rubbish and government corruption worth being beaten up and teargassed for?

This Is What Happened When a Ukrainian Film Director Was Sentenced to 20 Years in a Russian Prison

RuNet Echo

When Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in a high-security Russian prison on terrorism charges, Russian and Ukrainian Internet users were less than pleased.

Chinese Cultural Revolution Sci-Fi Wins Hugo Awards’ Best Novel Prize

"Even with all the dodgy science in Liu Cixin's sci-fi, his values and literary skill aside, his imagination still far surpasses that of other contemporary Chinese sci-fi writers."

Uruguay, Chile and Brazil Lead South America in Download Speeds

Uruguay had the best ranking in the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean's report, while Bolivia, Paraguay, and Venezuela came in last.

You Can Also Demand Justice for the Journalists Killed in Mexico

Dismissal of Mexico Coach Sparks Debate Over Freedom of Speech

A dispute between a Mexican football coach and a sports reporter who criticized him has resulted in physical assault and sparked a debate about the freedom of speech.

Australian National TV Airs Lewd Twitter Handle About Prime Minister

The handle, "AbbottLovesAnal," was broadcast on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Q&A program.