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· May, 2012

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Stories about English from May, 2012

30 May 2012

Tajikistan: Hospitals as “Machines for Sucking Money” out of Patients

Bhutan: Learning About A Stone Bath

Sri Lanka: Cast As A Mother

Lesotho: Peaceful Elections You Did Not Hear About

Lesotho, a tiny landlocked country in Southern Africa, held peaceful parliamentary elections on Sunday, but the polls drew very little mainstream media attention.

Greece: Citizens Protest Against Major TV Station

Ethiopia: EPRDF’s Anniversary: What is There to Celebrate?

The Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Front (EPRDF) celebrated its 21st anniversary on 28 May. Some Ethiopians consider the day a ‘National Day’ while others see it as a day when one...

29 May 2012

Zambia: Mixed Feelings Greet Big Brother Eviction

The eviction of Zambia’s representative, musician popularly known as Mampi, from the on-going Big Brother Africa, has been received with mixed feelings from netizens. Big Brother Africa: StarGame is the...

Why Are Governments in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan Afraid of ‘The Dictator'?

Syria: Ambassadors Expelled in Protest at Houla Massacre

The brutal massacre committed in the district of Houla has prompted a wave of horrified reactions around the world. A number of governments have taken the decision to expel Syrian...

India: Kolkata Joins the SlutWalk Movement

on 24th May, 2012, Kolkata formally joined the global SlutWalk movement, with over a hundred young men and women marching for the cause in the sweltering heat of summer. On...

Philippines: Budget Transparency Portal

Singapore: Food Bloggers’ Portal

Malaysia: Petition for Free and Fair Access to Media

Honduras: US State Department Releases Human Rights Report

Argentina: Football Fans Call for “Stop” to Violence

Football, the sport that is most watched and played in Argentina, has been witnessing a series of episodes of violence perpetrated by so-called "barras bravas" of various sports clubs. Football...

Qatar: Deadly Blaze in Shopping Mall

On May 28 a fire broke out at Doha's Villaggio Mall, leaving 19 dead, 13 of whom were children. The children were trapped in a nursery within the mall, and...

China: Chinese Local Official Rapes “Nearly One Hundred” Young Girls Before Capture

China: Netizens Want Confucius to Return Home

A new visa policy was announced on May 17, 2012 by the U.S State Department which put the Confucius Institute under the spotlight in the Chinese blogosphere. Chinese netizens take...

Kazakhstan: Parliament a “Weird, Expensive and Absolutely Useless Toy”

28 May 2012

Belarus, Russia: An Online Charity Auction with People for Sale

RuNet Echo

The idea of auctions as a fundraising tool is not a new one in the charity world. Sometimes, there is even a market for people: dinners with celebrities and business-breakfasts...

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