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21 February 2013

Daily archive · 6 posts

Stories from 21 February 2013

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Senegal Balks as President Recycles Predecessor's Pal

The president of Senegal's decision to appoint a local architect, renowned for his work but notorious for his political schmoozing with previous regimes, as the head of a proposed Senegalese...

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Chile Takes Twitter User to Court Over Parody

A Twitter user is facing jail time in Chile after powerful business mogul Andrónico Luksic accused him of identity theft for creating parody accounts of him on the microblogging site.

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Media Freedom Still Murky in Myanmar Despite Progress

Myanmar's decision to dissolve its notorious censorship board was praised by many groups as a step forward in promoting media freedom in the country. But press freedom watchdogs also highlighted...

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The Spanish Government's ‘Obscene’ Hashtag Makes Waves on Twitter

The Spanish governing party launched the hashtag #QuelaenseñeRubalcaba [#ShowyoursRubalcaba] in order to urge the leader of the opposition to publish his income tax return. The hashtag has been received with...

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Global Voices in Sesión de Control

We are pleased to announce that, as of a few weeks ago, Sesión de Control, an online Spanish political affairs magazine, is republishing articles from Global Voices on its website.

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A Fistful of Bloggers: Russian MP Pressured to Resign

RuNet Echo

Duma Ethics Committee Chairman Vladimir Pekhtin resigned today after a week of pressure from bloggers and the media over undeclared Florida property.

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