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15 April 2011

Stories from 15 April 2011

Russia: Interviews With Miriam Dobson, Thomas de Waal, Christopher Ward

RuNet Echo

Ukraine: Natural History Museum; Farmers’ Markets

Egypt: Gene Sharp Taught Us How To Revolt!

Last February, The New York Times wrote an article about the political science professor, Gene Sharp, whose ideas were credited as being an inspiration for the Egyptian revolution, as well...

India: The Missing Girl Child Exposed In The Census

India: How Much Is A Housewife Worth?

Pakistan: Text Books Being Updated After 11 Years

Bangladesh: New Year Festival Getting Popular Each Year

Sri Lanka: Threats Continue Against News Web Site

Ghana: Bloggers React to Demeaning and Misleading Article

On April 8, 2011, Ghanaians came across a very demeaning and disgraceful article titled “Inside the criminal world of Ghana's e-mail scam gangs” by Thomas Morton, which got featured on...

Czech Republic: Presidential pendemonium

Palestine: Remembering Murdered Italian Activist Vittorio Arrigoni

Long before the deadline set by his captors arrived, kidnapped Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni was killed, apparently hanged. Bloggers in Gaza and elsewhere have reacted with disbelief, anger and sorrow.

Russia: Complexities of LiveJournal attack

RuNet Echo

Ukraine: Photos of presidential palace

Libya-Bosnia-Hungary: Origins of Gaddafi's wife

Equatorial Guinea: Few, but Strong Virtual Voices

In Equatorial Guinea, where only 2% of the population has access to the Internet, and there are about 11,000 Facebook users and two known blogs. Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel and...

Egypt: Mubarak in Detention

Just a few months ago, many Egyptians might have wished to see the country's then-president Mubarak in jail, yet almost certainly none of them imagined this wish might come true...

Burkina Faso: President Campaoré Flees from Mutiny

Japan: Living near a nuclear reactor

Is Empowering Women Key to Eradicating Global Hunger?

As global food prices continue to remain high, with potential increases on the horizon because of soaring oil prices and supply concerns, experts says that there is one often-overlooked solution...

Colombia: Netizens Discuss ‘Law Lleras’ on Copyright

"Law Lleras," which punishes those that share or download content from the Internet without paying royalties, has generated controversy among netizens, who have shared their opinions on blogs and social...

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