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12 July 2012

Stories from 12 July 2012

Syria: Bloggers and Activists Rally to #FreeHussein

Syria's bloggers rallied again to campaign for yet another of their own in Syria's detention centers. After the #FreeBassel campaign about blogger and open source developer Bassel Safadi, bloggers and...

Yemen: Another Suicide Blast Rocks Sanaa

As police cadets were leaving the Police Academy in Sanaa yesterday, July 11th, for their holiday, a suicide bomber detonated himself at the southern gate, killing nine and injuring 15....

Colombia: Film on the Afro-Colombian People in Theaters in August

Egypt: Remembering the Abbasiya Events

Video: Worldwide One-Minute Environmental Film Contest Accepting Submissions

The 3rd Edition of the Tve Biomovies 1 minute environmental film competition has begun. Anyone above the age of 9 with a camera and an idea for a 1 minute...

Russia: Caught Stealing Supplies from Flood Victims

RuNet Echo

Russia: Sveta from Ivanovo to NTV

RuNet Echo

Haiti: The New York Times reviews Haitian Television

Iran: 13- year- old girl banned from travel abroad

Togo: Prime Minister Gilbert Houngbo Resigns Ahead of the Elections

Mozambique: Has Social Media Killed Blogging?

#TwitterEnCatalà Provokes Tweets of Joy and Hate

Thousands of Catalan-speaking netizens celebrated the fact that Twitter finally speaks their language. The hashtag #twitterencatalà quickly became a trending topic in Spain.

Ecuador: Juggling Work and Motherhood

Africa: Social Media Skills for African Youth With Disabilities

African youth with disability around the continent took part in a social media workshop in Dakar, Senegal early this month. The workshop was organized by Disability Right Initiative and Open...

Uganda: Remembering the 2010 Bomb Blasts

Ugandans have taken to Twitter and Facebook to remember the 2010 victims of bomb blasts at Kyaddondo Rugby Club and Ethiopian Village bar in Kampala Uganda. The attacks took place...

Trinidad & Tobago: Blogosphere Responds to Turtle Crushing Incident

The news of leatherback turtle hatchlings being crushed by bulldozers on a beach in Trinidad this past weekend has garnered international media attention as well as concern in the blogosphere...

China: Shifang Government Goes From Angel to Satan in Crackdown?

Chinese bloggers try to understand why the Shifang government went from angel to satan by brutally and savagely cracking down on a peaceful week-long NIMBY (not-in-my-backyard) protest in a small...

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