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13 July 2012

Stories from 13 July 2012

Venezuela: The Blogosphere Discusses the Campaign

As the Venezuelan opposition finally manages to get a visible space in the upcoming elections, the blogosphere reflects rising expectations from both sides.

Greece: Online Petition Against the Privatization of Greek Water

Tajikistan: Blogger Urges Young People to Be Politically Active

Panama: ‘Songo', a Cultural ‘Cyber-Promoter’

The Panamanian Edilberto González Trejos navigates social networks and the blogsophere with the pseudonym 'Songo'. His work as a cultural promoter is known by all those who are involved in...

Spain: Supporting the Miners: “Yes, Yes, They Do Represent Us!”

Thousands joined in and showed their support for Spanish miners when they arrived in Madrid after walking 400 kilometres from the north of Spain. The miners were surprised at the...

Iran: A jailed blogger released on $500,000 bail

Mauritania: Anger at Foreign Minister's Support for Assad

In his speech at the Friends of Syria conference on July 6, the Mauritanian foreign minister Hamadi Ould Hamadi described what was happening in Syria as "violence and counterviolence". This...

Ethiopia: Where is Meles Zenawi?

Rumors about the health and whereabouts of Ethiopia’s Prime Minster Meles Zenawi have dominated the Ethiopian social media sphere for weeks. Netizens have been sharing their thoughts about the rumors...

Zambia: Police Thwart Xenophobic Attacks Against Congolese Traders

The Zambian law enforcement agencies prevented what could have been deadly retaliatory and xenophobic attacks on neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo citizens living in Zambia following the burning to death...

DR of Congo: Controversial Sentence for Thomas Lubanga

On 10 July, the International Criminal Court convicted Congolese Thomas Lubanga Dyilo to 14 years in prison. He was found guilty of war crimes for having recruited and enrolled children...

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