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12 October 2012

Daily archive · 8 posts

Stories from 12 October 2012

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Mexico: #YoSoy132 and the Festival ‘Corona Capital 2012′

Corona Capital 2012, a musical festival in Mexico where bands such as New Order, Franz Ferdinand, The Raveonettes and many others will perform, has been immersed in a controversy, thanks...

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Czech Republic: Přednádraží Forced Eviction Struggle Continues

The movement against forced evictions of Roma families at Přednádraží has suffered several severe blows over the last month, but as the pressure keeps rising, alliances also continue to grow....

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Online Journalist Barred from Japan's Diet Press Hall

Video journalist Hajime Shiraishi, who heads online media Our Planet TV, has been denied access to film from the rooftop of Diet Press Hall because she is not a member...

Dominican Republic: A Fiscal Apocalypse?

Proposed fiscal reforms by the Dominican government are causing negative reactions across all sectors of society. Various organizations are demanding transparency in the use of state resources, as well as...

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Indonesia: Anti-Corruption Agency Gets Online Support

Technology for Transparency Network

The power of social media was once again affirmed in Indonesia when internet users collectively expressed their support to corruption investigators who are being harassed by the police and some...

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Zambian Watchdog Website in Jeopardy

Technology for Transparency Network

The government of Zambia has threatened to de-register the online investigative site, Zambian Watchdog. In May 2012, the Watchdog reported that its website was a target of a sustained attack...

Saudi Arabia: Government Pressured to Issue Statement on “Uncharged” Detainees

Following a wave of unprecedented small protests that swept the county, the Saudi Interior Ministry finally issued a statement on the issue of uncharged prisoners.

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Russia: Getting It Wrong on the Pussy Riot Prisoner's Dilemma

RuNet Echo

Reactions to the release of Yekaterina Samutsevich have generally been myopic and misleading. The popular "insight" is that the authorities are maneuvering to "divide and conquer" the punk rocker trio....

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