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11 July 2012

Stories from 11 July 2012

European Union: A Survey Among Immigrants about Integration

Allegations about the UN Tech Exports to North Korea

Colombia: Cauca Indigenous Demand Army and Guerrillas Leave Their Territories

Ecuador: Saying Goodbye to Lonesome George

"Lonesome George", the last tortoise of his species on the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador, was found dead on Sunday morning, June 24, 2012. Social networks were essential means for spreading...

South Sudan: One Year After Becoming World's Newest Nation

South Sudanese have just celebrated their first anniversary of independence. South Sudan's independence was declared on 9 July, 2011 when it became world’s newest country. This is a roundup of...

Sudan: Blogger Recounts Three Days of Interrogation

“Take a good look at the window, this will be the last time you ever see the sun.” Sudanese blogger and Global Voices author Maha Elsanosi vividly describes her three...

Chile: Citizen Campaign Seeks to Eliminate Tax on Books

A citizen campaign to remove the value added tax ("IVA" for its initials in Spanish) on books in Chile has sparked an online debate. Netizens are sharing their views in...

Bulgaria: PM Boyko Invites Creators of “Boykometer” for a Chat

A few days ago, the web site Politikat.net, created by prominent Bulgarian bloggers Komitata (Konstantin Pavlov) and Asen Genov, became the subject of the government's attention. Ruslan Trad reports.

Palestine: Football Player Mahmoud Sarsak Set Free

Palestinian football player Mahmoud Sarsak was freed from an Israeli prison yesterday. His return to Gaza received a massive welcome.

Saudi Arabia: The Mosque and the Corniche

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