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1 September 2015

Stories from 1 September 2015

Ecuadorian Journalist Fired Over His Outspoken Tweets

Advox

The newspaper officially says his dismissal was the result of his ignoring “cordial requests” made several months earlier to “comply with the best practices in social networks guidelines.”

Donald Trump's Spat with News Anchor Jorge Ramos Highlights His Xenophobic Message

"It's a grave error not to take Trump seriously. His ideas are very dangerous. Many millions of Americans think the way he does, and this is what is very dangerous".

‘Maximizing the Good, Hiding the Bad': How Poverty and Welfare Are Measured in Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan, poverty has many different faces. Some of them are obscured from view.

Bahrain's Bombings: Unsolved Puzzles That End in Death Sentences

Scores of Bahrainis are arrested after every bombing attack targeting its security apparatus. Yet, in the age of social media, footage of the attacks is almost never shared.

Tech Communities in Francophone Africa Rise to the Challenge of Their Anglophone Counterparts

French-speaking Africa has been remarkably absent from the flurry of media coverage on "Silicon Savannah." But the emergence of promising new projects in tech innovation mean that may soon change.

On the Ground in Russia's Only Free Election This September

RuNet Echo

Olga Borisova, a volunteer for the democratic opposition in Russia's only open regional contest this fall, talks about working in Russian elections today.

Police Violently Remove Activists Occupying Lebanon's Ministry of Environment

Lebanese activists and members of the You Stink movement have announced an open occupation of the Ministry of Environment until their demands are met including the resignation of the minister

Global Voices Radio Is Now Streaming Around the Clock

Global Voices Radio welcomes two new podcast partners, as we move to a 24-hour-a-day broadcast schedule.

Meet the ‘Loa’ Podcast Network: What Vietnam's Mainstream Media Has Been Missing

"Loa seeks to explore the ideas and stories that shape Vietnam today. We amplify the voices you often don't hear and broadcast the perspectives you haven’t heard."

Meet the Men That Have Eluded Tajikistan's Secret Beard Police

Unsurprisingly, none of them are practising Muslims.

Dominica Rallies in Aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika

In the wake of Tropical Storm Erika, Dominica has a mammoth reconstruction task ahead, as it strives to reclaim its reputation as the "Nature Isle" of the Caribbean.

Japan's Push to Renew Military Operations Has Sparked Mass Nationwide Protests

Hundreds of thousands of people all over the country have turned out to protest new legislation that would allow Japan to go to war.

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