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· April, 2012

Stories about Humor from April, 2012

China: Kim Jong-Un Photoshop meme

Kenya: Four Young African Men Stand Up to Hollywood Stereotypes

After watching a video featuring a 9 year old boy retelling the movie Commando, 4 young men from Kenya approached MamaHope wanting to make their own retelling of Hollywood movies:...

France: The Presidential Election Through Foreign Eyes

While the French are preparing to choose a president in the upcoming weeks, French voters overseas and foreign media have reacted as the first round poll came to an end.

France: #RadioLondres, Election Day Fun and Dissidence on Twitter

After a gloomy presidential election campaign, French voters are finally having fun on voting day, with hashtag #RadioLondres, to oppose the ban on publication of early results.

Russia: Astrakhan in Turmoil

In Astrakhan, opposition leaders have relied on social media to mobilize and coordinate protestors. Technology, however, is not a panacea for Astrakhan's struggling opposition. Many in the city are still...

India: Administration Backlash over a Political Cartoon and it's Aftermath

Singapore: If We Launched the Rocket…

Following North Korea's reported failure to launch a rocket, a hashtag popped up on Twitter: #ifSingaporelaunchedarocket. Singaporean tweeples used the hashtag to write about their observations of Singaporean culture and...

Russia: Ilya Varlamov, Omsk's Blogger-Mayor?

In the city of Omsk, a local activist group has arranged online primaries for opposition candidates, in order to nominate one for the city's June mayoral election. Popular Muscovite photoblogger...

Spain: Christ Dances to Brazilian Pop Hit in Religious Procession

During the religious procession marking the end of the Christian Easter week in Alhama de Murcia, Spain, the image of the Resurrected Christ was struck by the Telomania, when the...

Puerto Rico: Kike Estrada's Cartoons Live on the Internet

Enrique "Kike" Estrada is a cartoonist of an endangered species in Puerto Rico. For a cartoonist with his sense of humor, the Internet is the perfect place to exhibit his...

Israel: Tweeting the Passover Seder

The Jewish holiday of Passover began on the night of Friday April 6, and millions of Israelis gathered for the Seder, the traditional ritual feast. The Seder is infamous as...

Russia: Watching News of Patriarch Kirill's Watch Travel

Observers watched this week as a controversy that began in the Russian blogosphere concerning an altered photograph of the Patriarch's watch on the official site of the Russian Orthodox Church...

Laos: Creative Minds Come Together to Produce Children's Programming

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

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...

Colombia: Nostalgia for 1990s Peruvian TV

Portugal: Prayers on Twitter for April Fools’ Day “Coup d'Etat”

Guinea: Of the “Good Old Days” and Guinea's Future

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