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10 January 2014

Daily archive · 8 posts

Stories from 10 January 2014

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Monitoring the Russian Internet for Big Bucks

RuNet Echo

The Russian Federal Protective Service is asking software developers to design a system that automatically monitors the country’s news and social media, producing reports that study netizens’ political attitudes.

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Why a 64-Year-Old Brazilian Indigenous Leader Spent 26 Hours in a Tree

José Urutau Guajajara endured 26 hours at the top of a tree in protest against the eviction of Rio's Maracanã Village, a place once home to the Indian Museum.

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Iran Voices: New Site Polls Citizens on Local Government

What do citizens expect from their city officials? A new site polls Iranians about their views and shares results with decision-makers.

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PHOTOS: Christmas Flooding in the Eastern Caribbean

On Christmas Eve several islands in the Eastern Caribbean, including Dominica, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines experienced heavy rainfall and severe flooding.

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The Press in Honduras Confronts Violence

Journalists interviewed by Fundación MEPI said that reporting about violence is difficult due to the lack of safety mechanisms, little access to timely official reports and fear of retaliation.

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Arrested for Calling Zambia's President Michael Sata a ‘Sweet Potato’

Catholic Priest turned politician Father Frank Bwalya called President Michael Sata a crooked sweet potato that cannot be straightened during a community radio show.

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7 Theories of Why Putin Freed Khodorkovsky

RuNet Echo

Illarionov has devoted special attention to Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s unexpected release from prison last December, and his most recent piece on the subject itemizes several different explanations for Putin’s sudden decision.

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No Girls Allowed at New Cosmology Public School in Japan

A new public school in Japan that will teach students cosmology is open for applications. Enrollment is only open to boys.

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