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· December, 2012

Stories about Economics & Business from December, 2012

13 December 2012

Students Rally All Over Hungary to Save Tuition-Free Education

In Hungary, the once free-for-all education system has always been a subject of heated debates. This week, the debates have grown into student protests that are taking place all over the...

Latin America: Top 5 News Stories from 2012

12 December 2012

Bolivian Cyber Activists Uncover Potential QR Code Patent

Can the use of QR codes be patented in Bolivia? Cyber activists worked collectively to uncover a potential unlawful patent over the use of QR codes in the country.

Corruption Perceptions around the World

Russian Web Censorship Got You Down? Fight It With “Counter-Absurdity”!

RuNet Echo

It has now been more than a month since the blacklist of the Russian Internet went live. One Russian ISP has decided to have its own say in the matter.

8 December 2012

Spain: Young Emigrants Have “Spirit of Adventure”

Marina del Corral Téllez, the Secretary General of Immigration and Emigration of the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, has been in the spotlight thanks to certain statements which have...

7 December 2012

Sri Lanka: The Rise Of The Classified Portals

Why Are Rich Chinese Entrepreneurs Leaving China?

Chinese entrepreneurs are leaving China. According a survey, conducted by China Merchants Bank and Bain & Co., 27% of entrepreneurs worth over 100 million RMB have already emigrated and 47%...

4 December 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: What Direction For Creative Industries?

As the government moves to merge various creative entities (film, fashion, theatre, dance, the visual arts and Carnival) under the purview of one company - the Trinidad & Tobago Creative...

Bulgarian Activist on Hunger Strike Against State Monopoly

Slovenia's New President Elected Amidst Anti-Corruption Protests

The second round of the 2012 presidential election in Slovenia, in which the former Slovenian PM Borut Pahor defeated the incumbent president Danilo Türk, took place on Dec. 2, amidst...

3 December 2012

Russian LiveJournal Announces Grant Program

Portugal: Digital TV Controversy

A PhD thesis on the process of implementing Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in Portugal presented evidence that the National Communications Authority, ANACOM, favoured private company Portugal Telecom (PT) in the...

1 December 2012

Violent Crackdown on Monks Protesting China-backed Mine in Myanmar

Myanmar riot police violently dispersed six protest camps set up by Buddhist monks, activists, and farmers who are opposing the China-backed copper mine project in Monywa, Sagaing Division. The police...

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