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13 August 2012

Stories from 13 August 2012

Russia: “The True Blasphemy” – Slavoj Žižek on Pussy Riot

RuNet Echo

Russia: Egyptian Graffiti Artist on Freedom for Pussy Riot

RuNet Echo

Sri Lanka: Noose Tightens Around Online Freedom of Expression

"This new regulation could potentially and very quickly embrace personal blogs, micro-blogs (Twitter), Facebook (pages and groups) .. anyone, anywhere in Sri Lanka is now liable for prosecution at the...

Nepal: Saving Migrant Workers In The Gulf

Afghanistan: When Bronze Means More than Gold

"In a year filled with suicide bombings, school poisonings and kidnappings, the bronze for Afghanistan was more than gold." The country celebrates its one and only Olympic winner - Bronze...

Colombia Adds Gold and Bronze BMX Medals to Their List

Carlos Oquendo and Mariana Pajón added two medals to Colombia's collection. The country ended the Olympics achieving a historic eight medals. Mariana Pajón's medal is the second gold medal in...

Tajikistan: New Oil and Gas Find is Good and Bad

Nicaragua: A Blogger's Olympic Dream

Uganda: Against Odds, Gay Pride Events Take Place in Entebbe

Uganda attracted worldwide attention in 2009 when a member of parliament introduced the so-called "Kill the Gays" bill criminalizing same-sex relations, and again earlier this year, when LGBT activist David...

Zambia: Four Women Murdered in Possible Ritual Killings

A recent spate of murders of women in Lusaka, widely considered to be ritualistic killings, have shocked the nation to the core. Some online have sympathized with the families concerned...

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