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11 April 2012

Daily archive · 10 posts

Stories from 11 April 2012

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India: Gearing Up for Better E-Waste Management

E-waste dumping and hazardous recycling by the non-formal sector has become a major challenge in India, where e-waste output has multiplied eight fold in the last seven years. A new...

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Argentina: Documentary on Urban Natives Looking for Subtitles

The previously featured Creative Commons documentary Runa Kuti on the identity of urban dwelling indigenous descendants in the city of Buenos Aires is looking for volunteers to help them subtitle...

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Tunisia: Mixed Reactions to Hacking of Prime Minister's Emails

On April 8 Anonymous Tunisia hacked the emails of the Tunisian prime minister Hamadi Jebali. The movement dubbed it "Operation Touche pas à ma Tunise" ("Get Your Hands Off My...

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Uganda: ‘Kony 2012: Part II – Beyond Famous’ Receives Mixed Reactions

“Kony 2012: Part II - Beyond Famous” is a follow-up video to the viral campaign video calling for the capture of the Ugandan war criminal and leader of Lord's Resistance...

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The Balkans: Remembering the Bosnian War, 20 Years On

A red plastic chair for each of the 11,541 people killed in Sarajevo in the 1990s: on April 6, thousands of people came to this stunning makeshift memorial stretching along...

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Brazil: Human Rights Violation in Several Prisons

General conditions in all Brazilian prisons remain the focus of much debate. In a country where 1 in every 262 adults is in prison, solutions to assure a reduction of...

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Mali: Silence of the Local Blogosphere

While the internet is inundated with blogs, tweets and videos from other countries, Malian internet users remain silent. The capital, Bamako, is still affected by serious power cuts as the...

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France: Taking a Stand for Regional Languages

On March 31, several simultaneous events took place in France's major cities, driven by the overarching goal of showing support to regional as well as indigenous languages. Rayna St. reports.

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Tajikistan: Where Size Matters

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon knows the political capital to be made out of large, ostentatious public works projects. Yet Tajikistan is one of the poorest countries in the world, and...

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Spain: Images of Police Brutality During General Strike

On the day of the General Strike on March 29, there were numerous moments of tension, especially in the city of Barcelona where riot police clashed with protesters. In the...

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