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28 August 2012

Stories from 28 August 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Independence & Governance

Bahrain: Cleric Relocated After Fiery Speech

Internet activists have reported that Bahrain’s Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs Sheikh Khaled bin Ali al-Khalifa has ordered the immediate transfer of Sunni cleric Dr Adel Hassan AlHamad from...

Lebanese Tourism Pays the Ultimate Price

Recent political upheavals in the region and kidnappings in Lebanon have made tourists, mainly Gulf nationals, flee the country. Lebanese and Gulf netizens react to the development.

Ukraine: Striving for Unguarded EU Borders

Trinidad & Tobago: Theatre Love

Russia: Foreign Ministry Looks to Germany to Justify Pussy Riot Verdict

RuNet Echo

Russia's Foreign Ministry has made a series of comments that further enraging Pussy Riot's supporters. Spokesperson Aleksandr Lukashevich defended the recent verdict and lashed out at the West for ignorance...

Lebanon: At Odds with the Smoking Ban

Sudan: Twitter Activist Released After Two Months in Detention

'I was threatened w/ sexual assault/abuse numerous times during that day. At one point, even by a top-rank #NISS officer.' In June, the Sudanese National Intelligence & Security Service arresting...

Puerto Rico: Dancing through the Lens of Heriberto Castro

Photographer and blogger Heriberto Castro talks about his blog En la punta del pie, a site dedicated to the world of body movement. He hopes to provide a place to...

Egypt: Change at Sidi Gaber Station, Alexandria

Maritime Row with China Forces Philippines to Upgrade Defenses

The tension in the South China Sea has forced the Philippines to review its defense capabilities. In particular its maritime dispute with China boosted the demand to upgrade the country’s...

Colombian Government Plans Peace Talks with FARC

Canada: High Stakes in Quebec General Election After ‘Maple Spring’

The 2012 Quebec general election is set to take place on September 4. This year the effects of the students' strikes in response to the increase in university tuition fees...

Angola: Pre-Election Media Coverage Undermines Political Process

At the end of this month, Angolans go to the polls. Expectations are high but the feeling on the streets is calm and festive. The party in power MPLA increases...

East Timor: Return Trip of an Indonesian

Chinese Style Romance

China: Editor's Suicide Prompts Reflection, Reproach

Bahrain: Prominent Pro-Government Twitter Accounts Stop

Bahrain’s local twittersphere is experiencing the sudden disappearance of two of the most prominent anonymous pro-government Twitter accounts that were extremely active during the unrest of last year. Both @7areghum...

Palestine: A 1920 Eid Celebration in Jaffa

Egypt: Morsi’s Presidential Team

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