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4 December 2012

Stories from 4 December 2012

Anti-Fascism Unites Hungary

Thousands of Hungarians stood united at a rally in Budapest on Sunday. Politicians from the ruling and opposition parties were there, too. The public debate on the far right gaining...

Remembering the Night the Russian Opposition Would Prefer to Forget

RuNet Echo

Yesterday, The New Times published a retrospective on last winter's mass protests, highlighting how the Internet played a vital role in mobilizing thousands of people in a city that, until...

Trinidad & Tobago: What Direction For Creative Industries?

As the government moves to merge various creative entities (film, fashion, theatre, dance, the visual arts and Carnival) under the purview of one company - the Trinidad & Tobago Creative...

Ecuadorian Blogger Paúl Moreno is Freed

Ecuadorian blogger Paúl Moreno had been arrested on November 30, 2012, on charges of fraudulent access to computer systems and databases, after he demonstrated that the government website datoseguro.gov.ec lacks...

Chinese Writer Foresees the Future of China in Social Media

2012 China Internet Report

Crossing the Colombia-Venezuela Border

Brazil: Humanities Students Claim Right to Study Abroad

The announcement to exclude the humanities in the new government notice outlying the official rules for application to the federal program to send Brazilian university students abroad, Ciência Sem Fronteiras...

Bulgarian Activist on Hunger Strike Against State Monopoly

Australia: Plain Cigarette Packaging a World First

Australia’s new plain cigarette packaging law, which began on December 1, 2012, was greeted with pleasure by most onliners. Meanwhile, the tobacco industry has argued that plain packaging will increase...

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