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6 August 2012

Stories from 6 August 2012

Brazil: Will the Pioneering Internet Bill of Rights Pass?

The Marco Civil, a “bill of rights” for Internet users proposed in Brazil, will come to a vote on August 8. While the majority of the community seems to support...

Tajikistan: Female Boxer Breaks Stereotypes

Video: ‘Human Rights Now!’ Campaign Launched in Costa Rica

Last Friday, August 3, the group Citizens for Human Rights launched the campaign "Human Rights Now!", in which different Costa Rican personalities call for the need for the State to...

Afghanistan: Girl's Murder Sparks Anger and Protests

Shakila, a 16-year-old girl, was reportedly raped and murdered by a powerful politician in Afghanistan's Bamyan province some six months ago. Although the politician's supporters claim that Shakila took her...

Venezuela: Fencing Win Brings First Gold Medal in 44 years

Venezuela enthusiastically celebrated their first Olympic gold since 1968 as Rubén Limardo won a gold medal in fencing at the London 2012 Games. One blogger commented: "Known around the world...

Bhutan: Trending On Twitter For Helping India

Armenia: Conan O'Brien's Yerevan T-Shirt

Angolan and Mozambican Politicians Among Most Influential Africans

Video: Dreaming of the Olympics in Colombia

The short film "Speed" by student Esteban Barros from Barranquilla, Colombia, shows an Olympic hopeful's dream of competing in the Olympics. Will hard effort, good results and perseverance be enough...

Team GB's Super Saturday at London 2012 Olympics

After a slow start at the Olympic Games in London, on Saturday 4 August, the host nation's team (popularly known as #TeamGB) achieved some of its greatest victories in a...

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