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28 October 2016

Stories from 28 October 2016

Yet Another Scandal for Russia's Orthodox Church as Clergyman Is Spotted Wearing $40K Rolex

RuNet Echo

The Russian Orthodox Church has another scandal on its hands, or rather on the wrist of one of its top clergyman in St. Petersburg.

After Rejecting the Peace Agreement, Colombia Seeks a New Path

"Who is going to go to the regions that voted for YES to explain to them what's the route to follow after the NO won in the national referendum?"

Hello Vodafone: What Does It Mean When a Global Telco Giant Enters Iran?

Advox

Vodafone's partnership with an Iranian telco is a welcome improvement to the local telecommunications market. But the potential for complicity between Vodafone and Iran's surveillance infrastructure is hard to ignore.

How a Glove Factory in Rural Armenia Is Beating Back Labour Migration to Russia

"Everyone is like me. They love their village, land and water. These things call us back."

Report Shows How Ghana's Politicians Are Using Social Media Ahead of Elections

The second edition of the Governance Social Media Index assesses and ranks the presence of political parties, political party leaders and key election management bodies in Ghana on social media.

Rural Women in Northern India Are Challenging Patriarchy by Removing Their Veils

"If women want to wear veil let them. If they do not want to wear veil let them. It is [as] simple as that."

Netizen Report: Protesters Flush SIMs, Set Fire to Modems in Saudi Telecom Boycott

Advox

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