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21 May 2012

Stories from 21 May 2012

United Kingdom: App for Sharing Mobile Videos for Collaboration

Germany: #Blockupy Protests Against Pan-European Austerity

'Blockupy' protests against the austerity measures being implemented in the Eurozone shook the financial epicenter of Europe - Frankfurt - last week. Online social networks buzzed with citizen reports on...

Brazil: Famous Singer Pays Homage to Her Iconic Mother

The singer Maria Rita toured Brazil with a series of free concerts in homage to her late mother Elis Regina, one of the most iconic performers of Brazilian music. The...

Bulgaria: Discussing the “European Idea”

Bulgaria: Calling for National Protest Against Shale Gas Extraction

Guadeloupe: “Political Manipulation”

Haiti: Haitian Flag Day

French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique: Ministers Appointed for Skills or as Tokens?

With a great majority of voters for candidate Hollande in the French presidential elections hailing from the overseas regions, French-Caribbean bloggers were impatient to see which French Guyanese, Martinican or...

Colombia: Tweeting Marathon to Demand Senator's Resignation

Mali: Interim President Injured as Protesters Enter Presidential Palace

Cuba: Fifth Cuban Congress against Homophobia

Puerto Rico: Old San Juan, for Rent and for Sale

Puerto Rico: Filiberto Ojeda Documentary

Dominican Republic: Juan Bosch and the Elections

Yemen: Millions Go Hungry in Ongoing Food Crisis

In Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Arab world, millions of people are facing a severe humanitarian crisis, widespread hunger and chronic malnutrition. New figures from the World...

Zambia: Judge Suspensions Unfold into Embarrassing Drama

The suspension of one Supreme Court Judge and two high court judges and setting up of a tribunal to investigate them is turning into an embarrassing drama. A high court...

Zambia: President Sues Citizens and Media for Alleged Defamation

President Sata has sued United Party for National Development leader Hakainde Hichilema, the Daily Nation newspaper, radio station Hot FM and University of Zambia lecturer Cholwe Beyani for defamation of...

Turkey: Poetic Commemoration of Uludere Airstrike Victims

In December 2011 in southeastern Turkey several Turkish Airforce F-16s bombed a convoy of Turkish Kurds on mules who were engaged in border trade, apparently mistaking them for Kurdish rebels....

South Korea: Police Question Influential Podcasters for Campaign Violations

One of South Korea's most influential podcasters was summoned for questioning last week over alleged illegal campaign activities, igniting heated debates and discussions online.

Germany: “Rundshow” A New Social TV Format

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