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20 October 2012

Stories from 20 October 2012

Lebanon: Who Killed Intelligence Chief Wissam Al Hassan?

Syria, Iran, Hizbullah and Israel are all suspects in the death of Lebanon's chief intelligence chief Wissam Al Hassan, who was killed in a bomb explosion, which claimed the lives...

Libya: Is Khamis Gaddafi Really Really Dead?

Is Khamis Gaddafi dead? Really really dead that is. The question is still making the rounds exactly a year after the fall of his father Libyan dictator Muammar Al Gaddafi.

Kuwait: “Demonstration will be met with Force”

Colombia: The “Lleras Law” and Content Creation

We talk with Pilar Sáenz of the Karisma Foundation about the evolution of the controversial Lleras Law, which changes the framework for legislation and regulation of copyrights and intellectual property....

Slovakia: “For Decent and Safe Life” Rally Stirs Controversy

Tibor Blazko reports on the controversial Oct. 13 rally for "a decent and safe life," translating netizens' views on the rights of Slovakia's Roma and non-Roma citizens, as well as...

Colombian Senator Removed and Disqualified, Triumph for Social Networks?

On October 16, 2012 the Attorney General's Office dismissed Senator Eduardo Merlano from office, disqualifying him from holding public office for 10 years after finding him guilty of taking advantage...

Russia: DDoS Attacks Cripple Opposition's Online Vote

RuNet Echo

Chad: ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ Winner & Human Rights Activist Attacked at Home

Portugal: Citizen Digital Activism

Technology for Transparency Network

The atmosphere of growing indignation lived in Portugal in face of austerity measures, imposed by government at the command of the troika, has served as the trigger for more and...

Mauritania: Human Chain Asks “Who Rules Mauritania?”

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