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6 May 2012

Stories from 6 May 2012

Indonesia: Geography Lesson For Justin Bieber

While explaining the creative process for one of his new tracks, singer Justin Bieber said that it was recorded in some “random country”. The random country is Indonesia and it...

Serbia: Monitoring the Elections Via Citizen Media

Rayna Stamboliyska reports on the May 6 elections in Serbia and the online monitoring initiatives that have been set up recently to ensure the transparency of the election process.

Malaysia: Bersih Demonstrations Around the Globe

While the Bersih (clean) demonstrations were going on in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week, similar gatherings were being organised by Malaysians overseas. The global protests supported the demand for a...

France: Reactions to Presidential Election Results in Photos

The 2012 French presidential election delivered its verdict on May 6, 2012. Francois Hollande collected 51.90% of the votes against 48.10% for incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy. Both happiness and sorrow...

Yemen: How Many Women Have Been Subject to Sexual Harassment?

An article published in pan-Arab newspaper Al Hayat on May 2, claiming that 90% of Yemeni women have been subject to sexual harassment, has caused a stir online.

South Korea: Fearing Mad Cow Disease, New Protests Against US Beef

Thousands of South Koreans held candlelight vigils this week to demonstrate against continued beef imports from the United States. After mass protests four years ago, the government promised to halt...

India: Freedom Fast To Save Your Voice

Today is the fifth day of the hunger strike of Aseem Trivedi and Alok Dixit from Save Your Voice campaign to support an annulment motion against the new IT Rules-2011...

Kenya: The Bake Blog Awards 2012

On 5 May, 2012 the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) rewarded bloggers that post on a regular basis, have great and useful content, are creative and innovative. The awards are...

India: The Best Tea Cafés

India: Budget & Corruption

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