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4 October 2012

Stories from 4 October 2012

Russia: A Schism Between Pussy Riot Member and Defense Team?

RuNet Echo

One of the imprisoned members of Pussy Riot has decided to change her lawyers and defense strategy. Her lawyers have reacted by claiming she is being pressured.

Philippines: Anti-Cybercrime Law Sparks Online Protests

Many websites and social networks turned 'black' this week in the Philippines as internet users protested the passage of the Anti-Cybercrime Law which critics believe threatens internet and media freedom...

Peru: Pardon Requested for Former President Alberto Fujimori

On Thursday night, September 27, 2012, the hashtags #noalindulto (no to the pardon) and #sialindulto (yes to the pardon) competed to gain visibility on Twitter. They referred to a possible...

Iran: “Leave Syria Alone, Think About Us”

No shops were open in Tehran's Grand Bazaar on Thursday, October 4, 2012, one day after shopkeepers and merchants went on strike to protest against the free fall of the...

Brazil: Staying Informed on Electoral Candidates

Venezuela: Twitter Handbook Focuses on Citizen Election Coverage

Training platform Reporte Ya has released a handbook focusing on the use of Twitter for citizen reporting during the upcoming presidential elections in Venezuela on October 7, 2012.

Peru: “Talk to My Back, Mr. President”

Peruvian Twitter users show their wit after the release of a video that captures what seems to be a harsh exchange of words between the presidential couple.

Belize: The LGBT Community Seeks A Strategic Plan

Venezuela: Where's the Capriles Excitement?

The Breakthrough of Films in Local Languages in Sub-Saharan Africa

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