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12 April 2013

Stories from 12 April 2013

China Yanks ‘Django Unchained’ from Theaters

Chinese censors abruptly pulled the Oscar-winning movie “Django Unchained” from the country’s cinemas on the day of its premiere in an unexpected about-face after the movie's week-long promotion in China.

Peru: Smile for Your ID Picture

Kyrgyzstan: Where Every Joke is on the Capital's Mayor

KVN - the Russian abbreviation for Club of the Funny and Inventive - remains a national comedy institution in many states of the former Soviet Union. Kyrgyzstan, whose capital has...

Racism Remarks in the NYT Land Cuban Intellectual in Trouble

Author Roberto Zurbano's tough talk on racism in Cuba published in The New York Times apparently cost him is job as editor at a publishing house and generated a heated...

Transparency NGOs Prepare for Sunday’s Election in Venezuela

Technology for Transparency Network

As Venezuelan voters prepare to head to the polls for the second time in six months, a group of NGOs have come together to work towards transparency in the electoral...

São Tomé and Príncipe: Petition Against Deforestation

Egypt: Prime Minister Prescribes Smurf Diet

Caution as Yemen Hands Diplomatic Immunity to Top Military

Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has removed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's son Ahmed, the head of the Republican Guard, and appointed him as ambassador to the United Arab Emirates,...

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