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How Technology and Citizen Media Shaped Taiwan's Sunflower Movement http://bit.ly/1hdBmRM

Members set up a number of websites dedicated to the protest against a trade deal with China, whose passage without a clause-by-clause review sparked the occupation of the legislature.

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"They represent a battle between traditional and progress and up to now the traditional is still winning." http://bit.ly/1gY2SXu

Philippine Jeepney: World War II Surplus Vehicle that Became a Cultural Icon
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"what is left to do when law enforcement, which should act within the law, acts like a gangster?" http://bit.ly/1gQ3FKc

Southern Russia's Road Warriors
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"These are not good signs for press freedom" http://bit.ly/1gwkTfe

Myanmar Media Workers Protest Persecution With "Blackout"

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"Brand Botswana Paid Ja Rule 200K To Tour Jwaneng? We Might Pay Tourists Too Soon! Visit Botswana & Get Paid..." http://bit.ly/QdZyND

Rapper Ja Rule Is the New $23,000 Face for Botswana Diamonds

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Egyptian Turns to YouTube to Object to Compulsory Service in Egyptian Army http://bit.ly/1hfGwg6
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Meet the 66-year-old geek who shuns narrow-minded thinking and unfailingly challenges herself to conquer new horizons from both a media and human perspective. http://bit.ly/1gKTczC

Meet Suzanne Lehn, Co-Editor of Global Voices en Français
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"My heart is sad tonight," tweets Jordanian Shaden Abdelrahman after learning of the death of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. http://bit.ly/1gRiFHA

Arab World: Farewell Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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"they've shut down all the [actual] mass media, but the f*cking journalists just won't stop writing." http://bit.ly/QfSdx5

Will Russia Regulate Blogs Like Mass Media?
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Cancer-Causing Chemical Pollutes Chinese City Lanzhou's Water Supply http://bit.ly/1glagMn

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