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30 July 2012

Daily archive · 10 posts

Stories from 30 July 2012

Cuba: Yanet Bermoy Wins First Medal for Cuba in London Olympics

Cuban judoka, Yanet Bermoy has won the first medal for Cuba in the London 2012 Olympics. Cuba's blogosphere is buzzing about the win

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Russia: Nepofigism, Free Crowdsourced Legal Consultation

RuNet Echo

The Russian online group "Nepofigism" offers a free legal consulting service. The project's creators designate no particular direction for the consulting. Their aim is to offer real help to people...

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‘Small’ Georgia Takes on ‘Big’ Russia with New Media

RuNet Echo

Georgia uses blogging and new media to project soft power in Russia. Even though most Georgians blog in Georgian, there is a sizable contingent of Russian speaking Georgians on Russia's...

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Taiwan: Threat of Media Monopoly and Power Abuse

Taiwanese civil society is worried that the acquisition of cable TV services by Want Want China Times would result in political censorship, in particular on mainland China news. A recent...

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Mauritania: Diplomat Sets Himself Alight

A few minutes before Iftar, Hassan Ould Abba, a Mauritanian diplomat who used to work as an advisor at the Mauritanian Embassy in Kuwait, set himself alight in the district...

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Brazil: Concerns Over Public Health in Januária

Rising Voices

Participants of the citizen journalism project Amigos de Januária, Rising Voices grantee of 2011, are carrying on the mission to monitor the local government of Januária, in Brazil. The latest...

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Hong Kong: Tens of Thousands Rally Against ‘National Education’

The new “red” elementary school curriculum controversy continues to ferment. In the past week, parent groups have joined in with concerned student and teacher groups to stop the government from...

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Bahrain: ‘Boycott the Olympics’

Many Bahrainis are calling for the Olympics to be boycotted. First, a royal, who is allegedly personally involved in the torture of athletes, is attending the games. Second, most of...

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Nigeria: Senate President Calls for Social Media Censorship

The President of Nigeria's Senate, David Mark, recently advocated clamping down on social media in the country arguing that there was no opportunity for retraction of information in such media....

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Argentina: Evita's Face on New Banknote

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the death of Eva Duarte de Perón (Evita), President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner unveiled a new banknote with Evita's image, replacing Julio Roca...

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