Uganda and elsewhere abroad
In Uganda, a newspaper just published a list of the country's alleged "200 top" homosexuals, forcibly outing several individuals who never previously publicly identifed as gay. This comes just one day after Uganda's president enacted a law making it illegal to engage in homosexual activity. Barry Malone at Al Jazeera English suggests the newspaper's actions were even "emboldened by recent events, perhaps," while Gawker's Neetzan Zimmerman had only one reaction concerning the welfare of the outed individuals: "Get them out of there."
In Venezuela, a New York Times photo essay paired with a piece by William Neuman reveals protests have spread nearly everywhere in the wake of two more deaths this week. Freelancer Ruxandra Guidi as well as several others were especially struck by this "chilling" quote: "Look. I’ve got a rock in my hand & I’m the distributor for Adidas eyewear in Venezuela."
And in Israel, a photo opportunity for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went awry in a very awkward way today. Moreover, reactions in response to the photo by a Jerusalem Post photographer were split: some were amused, like Independent's Amol Rajan, who joked, "Thaw in Israel-Germany relations after Netanyahu's shadow puppetry exhibition." Others were less entertained, like The Weekly Standard's Mark Hemingway, who wondered, "I mean, why even put that photo on the wire?"