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15 September 2012

Daily archive · 9 posts

Stories from 15 September 2012

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Japan: Imagining Future Japanese-Korean Relations with ‘Free Hugs’

A "free hugs" video filmed in Korea by a young Japanese man attracted another round of attention this summer. The creator's intent was to "prove that there is hope for...

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Portugal Protesting: “We Want Our Lives”

Before September 15's anti-austerity protest in Portugal titled 'Screw troika! We want our lives', high participation was expected, at least on social media. The austerity measures recently announced by the...

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Russia: Protest Movement Struggles with Keeping Itself Democratic

RuNet Echo

Maksim Martsinkevich, who goes by the nickname Tesak (Machete), gained notoriety on the RuNet between 2005 and 2007. A white-supremacist who later spent several years in prison for inciting ethnic...

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Iran: Much Ado About Anti-Islam Movie

The Iranian government and protesters in Tehran joined in calls demanding for the US government to condemn anti-Islam movie, The Innocence of Muslims. The film has led to furious protests...

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Trinidad & Tobago: Down the Rabbit Hole?

Further to the outrage expressed by political bloggers in Trinidad and Tobago earlier this week, the country's Parliament convened to debate the controversial Section 34, which resulted in it being...

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Pakistan Reacts to Anti-Islam Movie

Pakistan has reacted to the anti-Islamic movie which prompted protests in Libya that left the US Ambassador and others dead. Diplomatic agencies across the country have tightened security, but so...

Saudi Arabia: Committee Backs Legalizing Infinite Detention

The Committee of Islamic and Judicial Affairs in the appointed Saudi Consultative Assembly supported suggestions to relax the requirements for execution and to give courts the right to approve infinite...

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Russia: Religiosity & the Murdered U.S. Ambassador

RuNet Echo

Responding to the attack on U.S. embassies across the Muslim world (specifically the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Libya), Russian bloggers have addressed the perceived growth of religiosity in...

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China: RMB 4 Trillion Stimulus Package Questioned

In the past few months, some online public opinion leaders have openly criticized the Chinese government's RMB 4 trillion stimulus package introduced in 2008 during the global financial crisis. But...

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