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2 April 2012

Stories from 2 April 2012

Jamaica: Counting Crayons

Pakistan: What Are You Smoking?

Colombia: Lawmakers Rush Bill on Author Rights and Intellectual Property

On March 20, a bill was hurriedly presented to reform the legislative and regulatory framework of authors' rights and intellectual property as part of the government's implementation of the requirements...

Argentina: Covering the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands War

Egypt: Your ID, Your Rights Targets Women

7 Billion Actions

As many as 4 million Egyptian woman don't have ID cards, and as such cannot benefit from legal, social and economic services and rights. "Your ID, Your Rights" is a...

Greenpeace Blocked from Entering South Korea for Their Nuclear Stance

Bolivia: Health Workers’ Priorities During Protests

Announcing the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit in Nairobi, Kenya

We're delighted to announce the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2012! Our gathering takes place this year in Nairobi, Kenya on July 2-3, 2012, in partnership with Nairobi's iHub.

France: Lyon Hosts the World Wide Web 2012 Conference

Myanmar: Construction Resumes in Suspended Dam Project

Nigeria: Online Furore Over #DominionAir

Why would the advent of another brand name into the Nigerian aviation space generate so much public discourse? It happens that this is no usual airline: it is alleged to...

Myanmar: New Currency Exchange Rate

China: Doctors Talk about Health Issue

Nigeria: Ify Omalicha's Last Dance

China: Talking with a Female Massage Worker

Azerbaijan: Amnesty International Running Scared Eurovision action

Kyrgyzstan: The Internet on Trial?

The ongoing trial of an ethnic Russian journalist accused of inciting racial hatred in a series of online articles may have profound implications for Kyrgyzstan's regulation of the Internet, as...

Russia: Online Petition Seeks to Increase Controls on Foreign-Funded NGOs

RuNet Echo

In late March 2012, less than three weeks after Putin's re-election to the Russian presidency, an online petition emerged, calling for stricter controls on foreign-funded Russian NGOs. Kevin Rothrock reports.

China Social Media Crackdown: 6 Arrested, 16 Websites Closed

News spread through the Chinese Internet on Saturday, March 31: six people had been arrested and 16 websites closed for “fabricating or disseminating online rumors". Violeta Camarasa reports.

Is Facebook Trying to Re-enter China?

Several local journalists and netizens spotted Mark Zuckerberg and his girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, in Shanghai on March 27. Once more, rumors spread like fire through the Internet: Is the king...

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