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8 January 2013

Stories from 8 January 2013

Ecuador: “Children of the Jaguar” Documentary Wins National Geographic Prize

"Children of the Jaguar" is a vivid documentary that helps us to reflect on the damage caused by multinationals who attempt to exploit the oil reserves of the Ecuadorian Amazon...

China Blames “Foreign Forces” for Press Freedom Protests

Following protests on press freedom in China triggered by the Southern Weekend censorship incident, China's Central Propaganda Department has issued an urgent notice, blaming the incident on meddling by foreign...

Madagascar's Vanilla Beans Came from Mexico

Cubans Defend Themselves Against Esperanza Aguirre's Accusations

The president of the People's Party in Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, stated that she did not recognize "any justice on the island of Cuba" and called the time that Ángel Carromero...

The Last Survivors of Aleppo’s Infantry School

Adel and Ahmad, two 24-year-old college graduates from Idlib, are survivors of a showdown between the rebels and the regime. When the battle began for a military school near Aleppo,...

Social Media Buzz: The Crimes We Don’t See in Syria

Millions of Syrians are using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Skype to disseminate and discuss the conflict. Each week our Mohammed Sergie monitors the online conversation...

Dueling Demonstrations Surround Same-Sex Marriage in France

For several months there has been a raging debate in France surrounding 'universal marriage' (i.e. same-sex marriage). Those who oppose same-sex marriage Commitment 31 want for the whole nation, not...

Should Prostitution be Abolished or Regulated? Part I

Two hundred NGO's from across Europe gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels on December 4, 2012. They called for the abolition of prostitution and presented the outlines of a...

Ivorian Blogger Questions Government's Response to Abidjan Stampede

Ivorian bloggers Mohamed Diaby and Cyriac Gbogou have been released from police custody. Both citizens, helped create a humanitarian platform to assist victims of the January 1, 2013 stampede in...

Snowballs: Russia's Phantom Menace

RuNet Echo

St. Petersburg police have dispersed a snowball fighting flashmob in the city center. The RuNet is outraged.

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