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· April, 2012

Stories about Ethnicity & Race from April, 2012

17 April 2012

Iran: Turning a Page on Racism Against Afghans

Rumors that Afghans living in Isfahan, Iran had been banned from picnicking in a park during Iranian New Year celebrations, caused an uproar online with Iranians expressing solidarity with Afghans...

15 April 2012

French Presidential Candidate's Video to Attract Minorities

Armenia: The mob rules

Sweden: Visiting Rinkeby, Stockholm's Immigrant Ghetto

The Rinkeby district of Stockholm, Sweden is famous for its high concentration of immigrants. Curious outsiders have documented their visits.

China: The Uyghur Question

14 April 2012

Armenia: Support for Georgi Vanyan

Following the cancellation last week of a festival of Azerbaijani films in Armenia amid threats of violence, alternative voices online comment on the campaign targeting the organizer, peace activist Georgi...

13 April 2012

Pakistan: Incessant Violence in Karachi

The bloodshed in Karachi, which has killed more than 300 people in the last three months, hasn't come to a halt. The common people of the city are extremely dejected...

12 April 2012

Armenia: Nationalist Threats Against Local Activist

Just weeks after one example of censorship in Armenia comes another with local peace activist Georgi Vanyan receiving abuse and death threats from nationalists opposed to screening Azerbaijani films in...

11 April 2012

Argentina: Documentary on Urban Natives Looking for Subtitles

The previously featured Creative Commons documentary Runa Kuti on the identity of urban dwelling indigenous descendants in the city of Buenos Aires is looking for volunteers to help them subtitle...

The Balkans: Remembering the Bosnian War, 20 Years On

A red plastic chair for each of the 11,541 people killed in Sarajevo in the 1990s: on April 6, thousands of people came to this stunning makeshift memorial stretching along...

Mali: Silence of the Local Blogosphere

While the internet is inundated with blogs, tweets and videos from other countries, Malian internet users remain silent. The capital, Bamako, is still affected by serious power cuts as the...

7 April 2012

Mali: A War, a Declaration of Independence and Conflicting Objectives

Things have been moving rapidly in the civil war that is tearing Mali apart. On Friday, April 6, Tuareg rebels of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA)...

6 April 2012

Argentina: Interviews from the Mapuche Nation's Meeting on Environmental Conflicts

Is Basketball's Jeremy Lin the Light of Taiwan?

From a benchwarmer to an NBA player who led the New York Knicks to seven consecutive victories, Jeremy Lin's inspiring Cinderella story has incited “Linsanity” in Taiwan. All major newspapers...

Russia: Blogger Dmitri Shipilov Convicted of “Insulting a State Official”

RuNet Echo

Earlier this week, on April 3, 2012, a Kemerovo court convicted blogger Dmitri Shipilov of violating Article 319 of the Criminal Code, “insulting a state official in public.” What did...

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