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22 March 2012

Stories from 22 March 2012

India: Tweet Fuels Communal Tensions in Kolkata

Earlier this week, certain areas of Kolkata in West Bengal, India, were brought to a grinding halt by protesters protesting against a certain tweet, allegedly posted by an Indian model,...

Pakistan: Killing of Ahmadis To Be Made Legal?

Bhutan: The Criterion For Judging the best schools

Video: Short Film for Gender Equality Contest Open for Submissions

Cape Verde: Calling Out Creative Writers

European Commission's ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Video Blunder

A video parodying the film Kill Bill and building on a 'clash of civilizations' theme was made to promote enlargement of the European Union to young adults. However, the video...

Italy: Protests Blaze Over High-Speed Rail to France

The last few weeks have been particularly important (and controversial) for the "No Tav" movement, which, since 1981, has opposed the construction of a high speed train line between Turin...

Australia: Mining Magnate's Bizarre Claim of CIA Coal Conspiracy

In a “bizarre” outburst, mining magnate Clive Palmer joined the ranks of the CIA conspiracy theorists this week during the Queensland State election campaign. Australian bloggers have revelled in his...

Mali: Citizens Stunned by Sudden Military Coup

Rengade soldiers have announced that they are seizing power in Mali, after taking over the state television building and presidential palace. They say the government failed to adequately support their...

Costa Rica: Hacktivism and ‘Operation Fiscal Plan’

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