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3 December 2012
Stories from 3 December 2012
In the last week of November a number of century old trees across Reid Avenue in Colombo were cut by the authorities. Caring citizens created a Facebook page titled “Stand Up For Colombo's Trees”, using which they created awareness and mobilized a silent protest in the city to save trees.
Public opinion continues to be polarized about the Curuguaty police raid that ended in the death of six police officers and eleven farm workers. The investigation of the raid, which aimed to remove illegal residents from a forest reserve, is ongoing and has yet to produce any solid evidence about who is at fault.
A recent outbreak of deadly violence pitting police officers and soldiers against civilians has claimed the lives of dozens of Kenyans and sparked debate over the increasing insecurity in the region.
A PhD thesis on the process of implementing Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in Portugal presented evidence that the National Communications Authority, ANACOM, favoured private company Portugal Telecom (PT) in the tender. In response, PT and ANACOM have announced that they will take the researcher to court for defamation.
Whereas the subject has long been debated in Europe and the USA, the issue of immigration has only recently gained prominence in Brazil. This new Brazilian reality throws up a series of new challenges both for Brazilian society and the government.