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3 September 2012

Daily archive · 7 posts

Stories from 3 September 2012

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Southeast Asia: Government Online Media Projects

Southeast Asian governments have been maximizing the internet space by establishing various social media profiles, one stop public service portals, and online transparency tools.

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Bahrain: Leading Opposition Figures on Trial

Bahrain's High Court of Appeals is expected to announce its verdict in the case of 13 leading opposition figures accused of plotting to overthrow the regime tomorrow [September 4, 2012]....

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Bahrain: “Our Women are Iron Women”

Bahraini Twitter users took a break from politics and had some fun this morning on the microblogging social network. Artist Anas Al Shaikh read a news article which said that...

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Colombia: Guerrilla Group's Peace Negotiation Rap Video

The Colombian government has accepted the start of peace talks with the longest lived guerrilla group in Latin America, FARC (Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces), and in response the group has...

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Hong Kong: National Education Program Prompts Hunger Strike, Sit-In

Activists have been campaigning against the controversial National Educational program due to be phased into Hong Kong schools, holding hunger strikes and an overnight sit-in.

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2012 Paralympics: A Successful Start, Remarkable Stories

Martine Wright, a survivor of the London bombings, Rim Ju Song, the first North Korean participant who, a few months ago, could not swim; and Hassiem Achmat, who survived a...

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Malaysia: Financial Stress Closes Independent Chinese Media Site

Merdeka Review, a Chinese online independent media founded in 2005 in Malaysia, was officially closed down in August 31. Due to the withdrawal of the support of a major funder,...

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