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12 November 2012

Stories from 12 November 2012

Iranian Blogger Sattar Beheshti Tortured to Death

Iranian netizens have launched a major online storm after the shocking news of a blogger's death in custody was first posted by opposition websites. Sattar Beheshti was arrested on October...

Catalan TV Show Flares Debate Over Independence from Spain

Catalan public television, TV3, recently broadcast a special news program called "Independence, step by step". It has caused massive debate at a heated moment in Catalan politics, not long before...

The Trouble With Russian Nationalism

RuNet Echo

This year, Unity Day lived up to its name, though in a rather unexpected way. In 46 towns and cities across Russia, including Moscow, roughly 30 thousand people took part...

Street Children of Bangladesh Vulnerable to Abuse

The total number of street children in Bangladesh is estimated at 400,000. Almost half of these children live in Dhaka city alone. A very large percentage of these children are...

German Chancellor Merkel Visits Portugal

Ecuador's President Correa Runs for Reelection

382 Million in Africa's Workforce Today and 122 Million more in 8 Years

7 Must-See African Moustaches

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro Demands Better Sanitation

Technology for Transparency Network

The initiative Sanitation is Basic, launched by the nonprofit organisation Meu Rio, has served as a slogan for the increase in online campaigns owing to popular online pressure created by...

Guinea-Bissau: More citizen frustration with turmoil

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