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· June, 2013

Stories about Economics & Business from June, 2013

13 June 2013

Russia's Commodification of Political Prisoners

RuNet Echo

Russia’s blogosphere comments on the unexpected release from prison of businessman Alexey Kozlov.

Environment Impact of Mining in Indonesia

10 June 2013

Bangladesh Unblocks YouTube After Eight-Month Ban

Bangladesh's telecommunication authorities have unblocked YouTube in Bangladesh after 260 days of restricting access within the country to the video sharing website.

Billions of Japan's Post-Quake Relief Funds Didn't Help Victims

Japan's major newspaper reported that billions of budgets that had meant to employ the local people in disaster-stricken area were largely out-flowed to unrelated projects that victims of disaster-stricken area...

TV Commercial Sparks Debate Over Violence in Trinidad & Tobago

A KFC commercial in Trinidad & Tobago has drawn criticism for what some consider to be the portrayal of violence, particularly on the heels of the recent killing of a...

3 June 2013

‘Free My Internet’ Movement Rises in Singapore

Singapore’s new licensing scheme for news websites announced by the Media Development Authority was quickly denounced by many netizens as a censorship measure. A group of concerned netizens called the...

What are Citizens’ Main Concerns in Benin ?

1 June 2013

Spaniards Vote for Universal Healthcare in Popular Referendum

Almost 1 million people in Madrid, Spain, voted in favor of universal healthcare in a popular referendum carried out by various independent groups in May in Madrid.

France's Employment Law Tries to Please Businesses, Workers

On April 9, France's National Assembly approved a new bill on employment--a legal transposition that successfully sanctions months of negotiations, during which the social partners agreed to improve business flexibility...