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21 June 2016

Stories from 21 June 2016

Erdogan's New Turkey Finds Forgiveness for Some, Tear Gas for Others

"Riot police have used more rounds of teargas and [smoke] grenades to counter reconvening protesters in #Firuzağa #Istanbul."

Global Voices Is Looking for a Passionate Editor to Lead Our Middle East Coverage

We're looking for a Middle East editor for our virtual newsroom. If you're a multilingual expert on the region who values justice, equality and international friendships, this might be you.

Will the Extremely Boring Twitter Feed of Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Be Enough to Save Him?

"A massive information attack has begun against the Prime Minister launched by forever fickle MPs, and those affiliated with different oligarchic groups."

Four Donors in India Rescued a Man in Bangladesh with a Rare Blood Group. Now What Were You Saying About Borders?

A 25-year-old man in Bangladesh with a rare blood group was going to die without blood donors. When they couldn't be found at home, four people in Mumbai stepped up.

National Bank of Kenya Takes Blogger to Court for “Defamatory” Blog Posts

Advox

The bank took Cyprian Nyakundi to court following a series of critical stories. Nyakundi calls himself a "Kenyan-based blogger who has an interest in politics, governance, corporate-fraud and human-interest stories."

Russian TV Journalist Tells Man to Work Harder, If He Can't Afford a Vacation

RuNet Echo

Petr Zamkovoi has almost 13,000 times fewer Twitter followers, but TV journalist Vladimir Soloviev still found the time to lecture him about hard work and providing for one's family.

Journalist Couple Attacked in Makassar, Indonesia

Advox

In Indonesia, violence against journalist happens regularly. Incidents like these often go unreported in the media, and perpetrators often go without punishment.