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15 October 2012

Stories from 15 October 2012

Indonesia: Setback in the Fight Against Illegal Drugs?

Controversy over Nobel Peace Prize to European Union

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union (EU) has sparked a lively debate in the media and on social networks in Europe and the rest of...

Portugal: Siege to Parliament Live

Portugal: Global Noise Cultural Protest in Images

In Portugal, October 13's Global Noise pot-banging protests took the form of performing arts and cultural demonstrations in 14 cities, under the motto "Screw the troika! We want our lives"....

Russia: Lawmaker Wants to Regulate Social Networks

RuNet Echo

A few days ago several Russian bloggers were incensed by the idea that a Duma committee responsible for legislating the internet was going to propose a new law requiring passport...

Russia: Elections to Opposition Coordinating Council Fail to Attract Regional Voters

RuNet Echo

Argentina: Guarani Leader Wins International Rural Women's Day Prize

Mauritania: Confusion Reigns over “Accidental” Shots that Wounded President Aziz

Barbados: “Modest” Proposals for Political Reform

India: Online Video Archive for Performing Arts

Shabda is an unique online archive of videos presenting lecture demonstrations on various Indian art forms. Inspired by the TED talk format, Shabda's creators invite experts in music, dance or...

Montenegro: General Elections 2012

Jamaica: Who's a Minority?

Costa Rica Advances in Legislation for Wildlife Protection

Costa Rica is advancing in legislation to protect wildlife. On October 10, President Laura Chinchilla signed a decree that strengthens the controls on shark finning in Costa Rican waters. Furthermore,...

It's Blog Action Day! Celebrate the “Power Of We”

Every year, bloggers around the world join forces and write about one topic, on one day, to reach a collective audience of millions. It's Blog Action Day today, and we're...

Madagascar: Global Voices in Malagasy Reaches Milestone

Angola: Elinga Theatre, from Glory to Oblivion

For 24 years the Elinga Theatre kept its doors open to promote and develop theatre and the imagination in Angola. Like other historical buildings in Luanda, the Elinga is also...

Blogger's Visit to Tokyo's Rare Korean Book Center

Taiwan: Media Workers Act to Save Journalistic Autonomy

In response to the erosion of journalistic autonomy, professional journalists, scholars and independent media workers start to put forward concrete plans and take action to save professional journalism.

China: Is Mo Yan a Stooge of the Chinese Government?

China: Cross-province News Censorship

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