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17 July 2012

Stories from 17 July 2012

Vietnam: Bad Politics and the Economy

Brunei: ‘Heart of Borneo’ Project

Indonesia: Social Media Impact on Jakarta Polls

Thailand: University Launches E-Bookstore

Nigeria: Fury as Lagos State Government Demolishes #Makoko Slum

What is the reason behind the ruckus that has vibrated over the Nigerian social media platforms following the demolition of Makoko slum in Lagos? After all the hallmark of ‘development’...

Maldives: Activist's Arrest During Protest Caught on Video

Two videos showing the July 13 arrest of activist Shauna Aminath in the Maldives during a peaceful protest calling for early elections have generated reactions all the way to Chile....

Spain: Controversy After Supreme Court Nullifies Catalan Immersion

The debate over language in Catalonia has heavily occupied the blogosphere, ever since Spain's Supreme Court nullified linguistic immersion for children between three and six-years-old. Linguistic immersion used to guarantee...

Japan: Photos of Mass Anti-Nuclear Protest

Israelis React to Self-Immolation at Social Justice Protest

Oמ Saturday evening (July 14), 56-year-old Moshe Silman attended the Aviv social justice protest, which marked a year since the beginning of the #J14 protest movement. Since the self-immolation, the...

Mauritania: Remembering the Country's First Military Coup

July 10, 2012 marked the 34th anniversary of the first military coup in Mauritania, when the military overthrew President Moktar Ould Daddah. Mauritanian activists remembered the anniversary of the 1978...

Lebanon: A Petition to Issue a Law about the Missing and Kidnapped

Egypt: Conflicting News on Casualties in Cairo Train Crash

Information remains sketchy about the number of casualties from a train crash in a Cairo suburb earlier today. Reports on mainstream media ranged from deaths and injuries - to no...

South Asia: First Pakistan-India Social Media Summit Wraps

The first ever Pakistan-India social media summit took place in Karachi during 13-14 June, 2012. This social media summit managed to include not just people from India but also a...

Argentina: Starbuck's Public Apology Trending

Starbucks Argentina caught the attention of social networks after publishing an apology for using locally manufactured white cups instead of iconic cups with the Starbucks logo. Some attributed the lack...

Jamaica: Half a Century of Independence

Come August 6th 2012, Jamaica will celebrate 50 years of independence from Great Britain. In this post, two bloggers - one from the diaspora and the other living on island...

Panama: Minister of the Presidency Resigns

Demetrio Papadimitriu, Minister of the Presidency and right hand man of the president Ricardo Martinelli, resigned his office. The news was not assimilated easily and for many it was impossible....

DR of Congo: Does Rebel Group M23 Seek Kivu Secession with Rwanda's Approval?

Ukraine: Politicians and Parties on Facebook

Brazil: Middle East Economic Policy Under the Radar

The current search for new trading partners in unexpected geographic areas demonstrates the extent to which Brazil has changed its foreign policy the last few years. With an agenda that...

Ukraine: Ukrainian Wikipedia's Traffic Hiked as Russian Wikipedia Striked

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