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7 April 2012

Stories from 7 April 2012

Brazilian Music Loses Influential Scholar, Santuza Cambraia Naves

In a country where popular music is so much a part of daily life and of being Brazilian, the study of contemporary musical movements has gained important ground over recent...

Colombia: Award Winning Journalism Video Making Rounds on the Web

Bangladesh: Eviction of Slum in Dhaka Creates Humanitarian Catastrophe

On Wednesday the dwellers of Karail slum in Dhaka were evicted by the authorities to free occupied land. The slum dwellers protested by forming a human chain and blocking important...

Russia: Watching News of Patriarch Kirill's Watch Travel

RuNet Echo

Observers watched this week as a controversy that began in the Russian blogosphere concerning an altered photograph of the Patriarch's watch on the official site of the Russian Orthodox Church...

Panama: Netizens Urge President to Sign Law to Protect Animals

Panama's National Assembly approved a new law that protects domestic animals. But several days later, the law is still awaiting presidential approval. In the mean time, netizens on social networks...

Kuwait: Bedoon Light Candles for Freedom

As a protest against discriminatory state policies and arbitrary arrests, the stateless community in Kuwait (Bedoon) decided to light candles in their houses and post pictures of them on Twitter.

Mali: A War, a Declaration of Independence and Conflicting Objectives

Things have been moving rapidly in the civil war that is tearing Mali apart. On Friday, April 6, Tuareg rebels of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA)...

Iran: 86-year-old mother of political prisoner write a letter to Regime's Leader

Iran: “We must boycott national internet”

Malawi: Online Reaction to Mutharika's Death

Victor Kaonga looks at online reaction following the news of Bingu wa Mutharika's death. Mutharika was Malawi's third president. He died following a cardiac arrest on Thursday morning. This is...

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