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15 September 2012

Stories from 15 September 2012

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...

Iran: Blogger Moved to Isolation Cell

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...

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...

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...

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Acts of Integrity?

Jamaica: The Modern Sonnet

Trinidad & Tobago: The COP Motion

Global Voices Wins Highway Africa Award

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