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23 April 2014

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Video of Abuse Disguised as Discipline Goes Viral in Trinidad & Tobago

A video depicting a mother's punitive idea of discipline has gone viral in Trinidad and Tobago, after it was posted on Facebook to supposedly teach the child a lesson.

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How Dmitry Tymchuk Broke the Russian Blogosphere

RuNet Echo

Rather than acknowledge Moscow's role in promoting blogger Dmitry Tymchuk, some in Russia prefer to blame NATO. Life, after all, is simpler with your head in the sand.

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Coasters, Combis and Chaos: Public Transportation in Lima

The city's current system is a crowded mix of the city-owned Metropolitano bus rapid transit system and privately run minibuses, such as the notoriously aggressive "combi" minibuses.

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A Peek at Hong Kong's Collaborative Sharing Economy

Different initiatives in Hong Kong connect people with others to help fix household items, give away unwanted goods and borrow a book.

22 April 2014

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Verifying Social Media Content, and Other Tales from Nigeria's First #GVMeetUp

Many people on the Internet spread falsehoods without meaning to do so, not understanding how information appears or how they accidentally take part in spreading misinformation.

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‘Vote No’ Campaign Urges South Africans to Shun Big Political Parties

A group of politicians launched "Wake Up! We Are Fed up!" on April 15, 2014 ahead of elections in May.

21 April 2014

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Caribbean: The Writing & Politics of Gabriel García Márquez

The literary fraternity is only just starting to adjust to the idea of life without “Gabo” – the inimitable Colombian-born author who was beloved by the world – Gabriel García...

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#EPNvsInternet: Mass Campaign against Mexican Communications Bill

A joint mass action between civil organizations and activist is pushing to revert the Telecommunications Bill proposal sent by president Enrique Peña Nieto for Congress' approval.

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So Long, Mr. Durov, and Thanks for All the Fish

RuNet Echo

After more than a year of rumors, the stockholders of Russia’s largest online social network, Vkontakte, have finally fired founder and CEO Pavel Durov.

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Meet Mamy and Zo, Editors of Global Voices in Malagasy

Mamy and Zo explain the challenges they face as translators providing up-to-date news and maintaining high standards for the Malagasy language.

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