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22 October 2014

Iran's Conservative Media See a Reformist Plot in Coverage of Acid Attacks Against Women

Kayhan has accused reformist newspapers of publishing news related to the attacks in order to destroy the image of the "believers" and "supporters" of the Islamic regime.

21 October 2014

Online Tributes Pour in for Former Australian PM, ‘Giant’ Gough Whitlam

"Like so many of my generation I owe Mr Whitlam the privilege of a university education because he made it free of financial charges. MERCI."

17 October 2014

Outrage Over Transgender Woman's Suspected Murder by US Marine in the Philippines

The case has led some in the Philippines to call for the military agreements between their country and the United States to be scrapped.

12 October 2014

What’s Been Worse for India: Cyclone Hudhud or the Media Frenzy About It?

On Twitter, many Indians have complained that sensationalism in the news is causing more damage than the storm itself.

10 October 2014

Mexicans Demand Safe Return of Students “Taken Alive”

Protests against the disappearance of Ayotzinapa students sweep Mexico City and elsewhere, following the discovery of mass graves.

7 October 2014

Macedonian Appellate Court Confirms Defamation Verdict for Independent Magazine

Freedom of media suffered another blow in Macedonia when the appellate court confirmed that Fokus magazine must pay almost 9,000 euros to a high government official in a defamation suit.

3 October 2014

Pro-Democracy Protesters Accuse Hong Kong Police of Allowing ‘Thugs’ to Attack Them

"A passerby tried to stop an anti-Occupy Central man from hurting two young people. The thug pointed at him in the face with a blade, saying, 'You have the guts?'"

Rumors and Smears Dampen Spirits in Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy ‘Umbrella Revolution’

Hong Kong's pro-Beijing rumor mill is trying to do what tear gas so far hasn't: break up the protests.

2 October 2014

Russian Court Sentences 23-Year-Old Woman to 2 Years for Torrenting Porn

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In court, the accused denied that she knew she was also sharing porn while she downloaded the films, but prosecutors say she admitted this knowledge when they seized her computer.

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