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1 August 2012

Stories from 1 August 2012

UK: Empty Seats at London 2012?

As the games enter their 5th day, Olympic fans are struggling to find tickets to the various venues in London. Many were shocked to see empty seats during the early...

Argentina: China-Born Olympic Athlete in the Spotlight

"One name sums it up, Liu Song. Why take him as an Olympic icon? Simply because he is one of those athletes that nobody in the media pays attention to."...

Costa Rica: ‘We Are All Karina’ Campaign for Dismissed Vice-Minister

Men and women are getting their picture taken with hand-written signs saying, "We are all Karina" to show support for Vice-Minister Karina Bolaños, who was dismissed after a video surfaced...

Armenia: Activism or Slacktivism?

Indonesia: Young Athlete Late for Olympic Debut

Indonesia's debut in the 2012 London Olympics became controversial after the youngest member of the contingent arrived late for the shooting competition. The 16 year-old athlete explained the ordeal on...

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Residents Air Grievances Online

The Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association has set up a Facebook page for residents to comment on the city's problems, which range from marginalization by central government to issues with refuse...

Sao Tome and Principe: Deforestation of an Area of Unique Biodiversity

Trinidad & Tobago: Central Bank Governors

Myanmar: Claims of Media Bias Towards Rohingya

Opinion is divided in Myanmar about the status of the Rohingya living in the western part of the country. Human rights groups have condemned the violence against the Rohingya and...

Caribbean: Marking Emancipation

Today, many Caribbean territories celebrate Emancipation Day, which commemorates the abolition of slavery. Each year, bloggers mark the occasion, but this year, online attention to the holiday is rather low-key,...

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