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25 January 2012

Stories from 25 January 2012

Brazil: “Massacre of Pinheirinho” Causes an Uproar

The violent eviction of the community of Pinheirinho, in the city of São José dos Campos, in the state of São Paulo, became known as "Massacre of Pinheirinho" after a...

Iran: ‘The pain of sanctions’

Puerto Rico: Debating Maripily

Puerto Rico: Fear or Loathing?

North Korean Defectors and Their Shattered American Dream

Caribbean: TEDx Shows “Ideas Worth Spreading”

“Ideas worth spreading.” With this simple slogan, TED.com, which began in 1984 as an annual conference devoted to technology, entertainment and design, has infiltrated the Internet and empowered people in...

South Korea: Kids Become Outcasts for Not Having Branded Bags

Ghana: Attorney General Martin Amidu Fired, Ghana Reacts

These days any major news in Africa quickly torches the web like wild fire, thanks to Twitter and Facebook, as demonstrated by the January 19 announcement of the dismissal of...

Africa: 2012 Cup of Nations Kicks Off!

The Africa Cup of Nations began in Bata, Equatorial Guinea this Saturday, January 21, kicking off three weeks of fierce competition.  The Cup is the most important international football competition...

Ethiopia: Reflecting on Corruption

Netizens reflect on corruption in Ethiopia following a report by Global Financial Integrity which shows that Ethiopia has lost $11.7 billion to outflows of illicit funds in the last decade.

Paraguay: Learn the Correct Use of Social Networks, a Resolution for 2012

Venezuela: The Essence of African Music in Videos

Venezuela’s African origins can be strongly felt in the music and culture of the country’s coastal regions. Social networking sites play an important role in helping people to become more...

Cuba, Barbados: Power of the Hunger Strike

Puerto Rico: Vigilance over SOPA & PIPA

Trinidad & Tobago: Sympathy for Manning

Bermuda: Re-Registering to Vote

Guyana: Kissoon Firing as “Rodney Redux”

Why do I wish to see Hong Kong's independence

El Salvador: New Attack Against Anti Mining Activists

Ethiopia: How Netizens Reacted to Suspension of Athletes

Did online reactions from Ethiopian netizens contributed to the move by the Ethiopian Athletics Federation to lift the suspension of Ethiopian athletes banned for not reporting for an early pre-Olympic...

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