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11 January 2016

Stories from 11 January 2016

The Caribbean Mourns David Bowie

Bowie translated so well, Internet users in the Caribbean tell Global Voices, because "his music was about pushing boundaries and creating new personas".

Who Protects the Rights of Russian Internet Users? Not These Guys.

RuNet EchoAdvox

Russia's Internet ombudsman and Putin's new Internet advisor believe they have no business defending the rights of Internet users in Russia.

It's David v. Goliath, as Citizens of ‘Europe's Greenest’ Region Take On an Italian Energy Giant

The Bridge

Italian energy giant Terna SpA slaps an activist with a 16 million-euro lawsuit as it pushes forward a mega-project in Abruzzo—"Europe's lungs". Which will triumph: business or socio-environmental dissent?

Zam Zam Cola, a Symbol of Happier Diplomatic Times Between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Tensions rage between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Saudi has ended diplomatic ties, and Iran has banned all Saudi imports. But where does this leave Iran's popular Zam Zam Cola?

Mapping the Deaths of Protesters in Ethiopia

When the Ethiopian government says that only five protesters have died in the recent violence, don't believe it.

Young Innovator From Somalia's Puntland Builds Vehicles of Hope

"To keep him busy I used to give him some plastic items and ask him to assemble them. I guess that’s how all these wonderful inventions began."