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13 April 2012

Stories from 13 April 2012

Argentina: “I Don't Believe in Schools but I do Believe in Education”

Educacion Viva (Live Education) has released the first of their videos challenging traditional education systems, titled I Don't Believe in Schools but I do Believe in Education. In the subtitled...

Bangladesh: Welcoming Pahela Baisakh

Tomorrow is Pahela Baisakh (first day of summer, Bengali news year), the favorite festival of the Bengalis. Every year Bengalis celebrate their new year with galore. Wherever there are Bengalis...

Russia: Proposed NATO Hub in Ulyanovsk Sparks Protests

RuNet Echo

A wave of online indignation has since spread to the streets, leading to hunger strikes and anti-NATO marches in Ulyanovsk and Moscow, in response to a transport hub that will...

Russia: Ilya Varlamov, Omsk's Blogger-Mayor?

RuNet Echo

In the city of Omsk, a local activist group has arranged online primaries for opposition candidates, in order to nominate one for the city's June mayoral election. Popular Muscovite photoblogger...

Perspectives on North Korea's Unsuccessful Rocket Launch

North Korea launched a rocket on April 12, despite international warnings of censure and further isolation. But to its embarrassment, the rocket disintegrated right after the launch and its remnants...

Cuba: Camila Vallejo and Yoani Sánchez

Cuba: The Visit of Camila Vallejo

Cuba: Cyberfeminism in Havana

China: Social Mediascape

Guinea-Bissau: Coup d'Etat and the Angolan Military Mission

At nightfall on April 12, the military started yet another coup d'etat in Guinea-Bissau. In recent weeks, allegations of "generalized fraud" in the presidential elections, and the announcement of the...

Internet Campaigns Invite Tourists to Visit Latin America

There are many web pages and blogs used to promote tourism in Latin America. We provide links to some of these pages here, and share a conversation with Global Voices...

China: Firmly support CCP Central Committee

Tunisia: Relief at Lifting of Protest Ban

Tunisian netizens have expressed their relief at the lifting of the ban on protesting on Habib Bourguiba Avenue, but some have vowed not to let the matter rest. Salah Almhamdi...

Pakistan: Incessant Violence in Karachi

The bloodshed in Karachi, which has killed more than 300 people in the last three months, hasn't come to a halt. The common people of the city are extremely dejected...

Kazakhstan: Hockey Star's Wife Leaves Her Mark on the Kaznet

Stacy Dallman, wife of former NHL hockey player Kevin Dallman, is likely to be remembered in Kazakhstan for a long time to come. Chris Rickleton explains why.

Peru: What Is Killing the Dolphins?

The news that 3,000 dolphins have been found dead along the coastline of north Peru so far this year has shocked the world. Citizens and activists are using social networking...

Colombia: Photo Exhibit Creator Denounces Attack on Freedom of Expression

Italy: Netizens Ponder the April 2009 L'Aquila Earthquake

In the third anniversary of the tragic event, citizens came together in the streets and online, creating web-pages, posts and Twitter hashtags to share memories, comments and broader hope for...

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