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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...

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