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· January, 2012

Stories about Humor from January, 2012

27 January 2012

Slovakia: Competition to Re-Design the National Gallery's Site

Trinidad & Tobago: The Value of Seniors

Video Highlights: Music, Indigenous Initiatives, Indignation and Wonder

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Latin America, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa and Eastern and Central Europe, selected by Juliana Rincón...

26 January 2012

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Favourite Proverbs

China: ‘Anti-American Warrior’ Gets Head Stuck in DC Airport Escalator

One of China's fiercest critics of liberal values hasn't had much to say after he injured his head on an escalator in Washington, DC, on a trip to the US...

25 January 2012

Russia: The Fake Political Twitter Account Phenomenon

RuNet Echo

Online anonymity provides perfect conditions for human creativity and humor. In the Russian context this manifests as Twitter accounts belonging either to dead politicians or those that deliberately avoid publicity.

17 January 2012

Belgium, D. R. of Congo: Miss Belgium 2012 on Gay Marriage

Malaysia: Ministry Blames Google Translate for Website Errors

Don’t wear “clothes that poke eye” and remember the “Mongoose fight” uniform for official functions. These are some of the funny English translation errors in the website of Malaysia’s Ministry...

14 January 2012

India: Did BBC Top Gear's India Special Really Offend Indian Sensibilities?

The BBC's recently aired Top Gear India Special episode contained humor that was not well received by some Indians. The issue got complicated as the Indian High Commission in London...

11 January 2012

India: The Curious Case of Draping Statues to Ensure Fair Elections

Netizens react to the recent order by the Indian Election Commission that all statues in the state of Uttar Pradesh of current Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati and her party symbol,...

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