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14 March 2012

Daily archive · 10 posts

Stories from 14 March 2012

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Macedonia: March for Peace Scheduled for Saturday, March 17

The people of multi-ethnic Macedonia are organizing a March for Peace this Saturday as an expression of concern that the recent hate crimes are a harbinger of civil war. Filip...

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Cuba: Debate on Yoani Sánchez's Twitter Account

An opinion article published in the Mexico City-based daily newspaper La Jornada has called Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez a "fraud" because of her high levels of activity and popularity on...

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India: Don't Work at Night and You Won't Be Raped

The police of Gurgaon has asked women working at commercial enterprises, malls and bars in Gurgaon to stop working after 8pm to prevent rape incidents. Netizens express their anger towards...

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Malaysia to Impose Minimum Wage Policy Soon

Malaysia has reportedly set a minimum wage policy for the first time in the country’s history. Netizens discuss whether the measure will be good for the economy.

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Hong Kong: UNHCR's Subsidy Cut and Donation Black Hole

The UNHCR in Hong Kong is being questioned by several non-governmental bodies regarding its reduction in the day-to-day financial aid for refugees in Hong Kong, in spite of the huge...

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Europe: Will ACTA Treaty Pass After Protests?

The ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty (ACTA) by the European Parliament has been delayed in expectation of an opinion from the European Court of Justice on its conformity with fundamental...

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After Kony 2012, “What I Love About Africa” Reclaims Narrative

An online campaign about Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony has caused enormous controversy in Africa. A counter initiative to highlight positive aspects of the African continent #WhatILoveAboutAfrica is now trending...

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El Salvador: Netizens Cover Legislative and Mayoral Elections

Netizens covered the legislative and mayoral elections held on Sunday, March 11, through blogs and on Twitter with the hashtag #eleccionesSV. As results were reported, bloggers analyzed what the new...

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Bolivia: A Serious Bid to Lift UN Ban on the Coca Leaf?

Bolivia's government is seeking the international depenalisation of the coca leaf with the support of coca growers and others within the country, but faces both internal and foreign challenges.

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Video: Plural+ 2012 Contest Call for Youth Entries

Three winners between the ages of 9 and 25 will get to travel to New York City to present their short films on Migration, Social Integration and Diversity in the...

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