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· February, 2013

Stories about Development from February, 2013

Burundi: Violent Suppression of Demonstration Support for Imprisoned Journalist

The Court of Burundi revised the life sentence for journalist and Radio France International correspondent Hassan Ruvakuki on appeal, reducing his sentence to three years imprisonment. Media professionals demonstrated in...

Brazil: Cable Car Goes Up, Houses Come Down for World Cup

The construction of a cable car for tourists in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the Morro da Providência favela in Rio de Janeiro is kicking residents out....

Is Mexico Really “Back in the Game”?

Defying the Government, Chinese Families Resurrect Graves

Scores of families have fought back against a controversial campaign in China's central Henan province to raze millions of graves for farmland by re-erecting their ancestors' resting places during the...

MDG Consultations Held in Tajikistan

The Worst Companies of the Year

SenseCamp Berlin: a Social Entrepreneurship Gathering

India at the Forefront of One Billion Rising

Reports from the online and mainstream media show Indians participating in huge numbers across the country and India trending at the forefront of the global campaign, One Billion Rising.

Citizens Document Extreme Water Pollution in China

As the effects of China’s toxic smog problem in mid-January reverberate through the country, severe water pollution is documented by online campaigns calling for a reality check on the state...

With Corruption All Too Common, Brazil Pushes Back

More and more cases of corruption are reported all the time in Brazil. However, after the histicoral judgement of those involved in one the largest scandals of corruption in the...

Crowdmapping Ukraine's Wheelchair Accessibility

The Idleness of African Leadership in Mali

Japan's Corporate Slaves Put Humor to Hard Work

With a twist of comedy, moral and technical support has been pouring in across social media sites for Japan's "corporate slaves" or "Shachiku" as they are referred to in Japanese...

Egypt: Prime Minister's ‘Bad Boobs’ Speech Transcribed

Impact of Factory Jobs on Workers’ Wealth

India: Not-for-profit vs. For-profit Ventures

Malaysia's Green Issues in 2013

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