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15 July 2012

Daily archive · 9 posts

Stories from 15 July 2012

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India: Video of Sexual Assault Goes Viral, Media Ethics Questioned

Instead of helping an Indian girl being assaulted by 20 men outside a pub in Guwahati, the cameraman from a local Television channel shot a 30-minute video of the incident....

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Mali: Media Workers to Strike in Protest of Journalist Kidnapping

Saouti Haïdara, the 62 year old director of Malian newspaper L’Indépendant, was recently kidnapped by men wearing balaclavas, beaten, then abandoned on a road. This is the latest incident in...

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Sudan: Women Targeted as #SudanRevolts Enters Second Month

This Friday paying tribute to the revolutionary women (Kandaka) of Sudan's past, women chanted for the fall of the regime and demanded release of political detainees. Many were tear-gassed and...

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Lebanon: Interview with the “Brofessional Review”

Nine months ago, a group of graduates teamed up to start a blog tackling everything related to design called “Brofessional Review”. Now, with more than 100 reviews in their archive,...

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Syria: Palestinians and the Syrian Revolution

Palestine has been the single most influential player on Syria's political history since independence. Playing host to more than 500,000 Palestinian refugees who have almost exactly the same rights and...

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Spain: Parliamentarian Insults Millions of Unemployed People

During a meeting of congressional representatives, Parliament member Andrea Fabra, amidst applauses, yelled "fuck them!" to millions of unemployed Spanish citizens, following Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's announcement of the harshest...

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Ethiopia: Muslim Protest Gaining Momentum

Ethiopian police resorted to physical violence against Muslim activists, transgressing sacred places in their mosques, the Muslim activist Facebook group, Dimtsachin Yisema (Let Our Voice Be Heard), reports. Since May,...

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South Korea: Net Neutrality Debate Re-emerges

Net neutrality debates in South Korea re-emerged after a recent government decision. South Korean online space erupted with complaints blaming the government for favoring telecommunication companies.

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Ethiopia: Online Reactions to Prison Sentence for Dissident Blogger

Five days before his arrest, prominent Ethiopian dissident blogger Eskinder Nega wrote, “Freedom is partial to no race. Freedom has no religion. Freedom favors no ethnicity. Freedom discriminates not between...

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