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28 October 2015

Stories from 28 October 2015

GV Face From Gaza: Living and Blogging Under the Occupation

GV Face

In this episode we speak to Omar Ghraieb, a popular blogger and journalist based in Gaza. Omar talks about documenting life in the occupied strip and always managing to stay...

Netizen Report: US Tech Companies Grapple with EU Data Rules in a Post-Snowden World

Advox

Ukraine rolls out Russian-style Internet blacklist, Cuba releases artist-blogger "El Sexto" after 10 months in prison, and Bahrain jails Zainab Al-Khawaja for insulting the king.

Kotatsu or Korsy? Is This Heating Method Japanese or Iranian?

Japan and Iran seem to have common techniques for keeping cozy during the winter seasons.

Defending Gaza Using Social Media's Double-Edged Sword

The Bridge

Palestinian social media power user Omar Ghraieb chronicles his journey through the minefield of social media.

Demonstrators in Peru March 180 Miles to Protest Lead Poisoning in Children

The mining wealth of Cerro de Pasco in Peru has poisoned children with lead, and several dozen people decided to stage a 300-kilometer march in protest.

How Poor Service Turned Into Slut Shaming in Trinidad & Tobago

"The victim (and yes, she is a victim) is a grown woman who has every right to use her personal property in any legal way she saw fit."

Russian Lawmakers Reportedly Consider Adding ISIS to List of ‘Undesirable’ NGOs

RuNet Echo

Senators are reportedly preparing new additions to their NGO “stop-list,” seeking a ban on several new groups, including the already-outlawed extremist group ISIS.

Social Media Help Trinidad and Tobago Police Arrest Child Abuser

Trinidad and Tobago used its social media powers for good this past week, when Internet users circulated video of a child abuse incident that led to two arrests.

On Drawing Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution as a Comic Strip

The Bridge

One year after Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution, cartoonist Jason Li reflects on his social advocacy comic experiment.

Armenian President's Fake Twitter Account Parodies Azerbaijani President's Real One

'We hear warmongering every day, every day we hear threats and attempts to scare us... We don't want war and never wanted, but.....continued.'

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