Indian girls on skateboards making a difference. Also: Milo, Twitter, Spies. — FTN DAILY EDITION #123, People & Society

Imani Clovis

Boarding school

Skateboarding girls in India.

Rezwan for Global Voices:

She eventually launched Girl Skate India — an initiative to teach girls how to skate, promote gender equality in skating and highlight up-and-coming female skaters in India.

These Female Skateboarders Are Blazing a Trail in India


The Yiannopoulos story

How Milo came to be.

Robert Colvile for CapX:

The lesson Milo learnt over those years, I think, was about efficiency — how to get the maximum provocation with the minimum effort.

These Female Skateboarders Are Blazing a Trail in India


Tweeting under pressure

Twitter tries to navigate Russian Anti-Free-Speech laws.

Jack Margolin for Global Voices:

As a consequence, platforms like Twitter appear to be walking a fine line, finding a middle ground that allows them to uphold, at least nominally, their claim to support the freedom of expression while avoiding expulsion from Russia.

These Female Skateboarders Are Blazing a Trail in India


Syrian Quagmire

The sour state of affairs in Syria.

Omar Ashour for Project Syndicate RSS-Feed:

Syria’s violence might have ended years ago had it not been for meddling by some of the very players now pushing hardest for a truce.

These Female Skateboarders Are Blazing a Trail in India


Spy-story

A former KGB spy reveals his secrets.

Shaun Walker for the Guardian:

Barsky’s story is a timely reminder of the immense resources the Russians were willing to expend during the cold war in their bid to embed agents in enemy territory.

These Female Skateboarders Are Blazing a Trail in India


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