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· May, 2012

Stories about Humor from May, 2012

India: User's guide to Indian free speech

Why Are Governments in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan Afraid of ‘The Dictator'?

UAE: Some Savoury Questions

Bulgaria: President's Gift to Pope Provokes Questions

Bulgarian netizens are discussing their President's gift to the Pope: a gilded egg that seems "bigger than the President and the Pope combined." Ruslan Trad translates some of the jokes...

Africa: Regimes Under Attack From Satire and Cartoons

The use of satirical language and cartoons in the media is relatively new in most African countries. Abdoulaye Bah explores the history behind these comic tools.

Russia: The RuNet's Top 10 Political Slang Words

Understanding political discussions in the Russian blogosphere requires a certain fluency in RuNet slang. For anyone interested in grasping the nuances of online satire and blogger arguments (or for those...

French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique: Ministers Appointed for Skills or as Tokens?

With a great majority of voters for candidate Hollande in the French presidential elections hailing from the overseas regions, French-Caribbean bloggers were impatient to see which French Guyanese, Martinican or...

Russia: The RuNet's Enduring Tomatoes & Tusovki

To a casual observer, the RuNet and the Russian protest movement seem current and contemporary. It is easy to forget, however, that the core of the RuNet and the protests...

Greece: New Interim Government

Video: Robot Shows us How to Stay Safe Online

Online security is a complex issue that is sometimes hard to understand or to know how to face. Using a lovable animated robot, the Tactical Tech Collective is trying to...

Israel: Mofaz Derided for Joining Unity Government

Israel's biggest news story of recent months happened in the early hours of May 8: the head of the opposition, Shaul Mofaz, agreed to join Benjamin Netanyahu's government, thus postponing...

India: Online Cartoon Exhibition Protesting Repression

Belgium: Video Shows Campaign to Curb Texting and Driving

Lebanon: Demotivational Humour on Facebook

Recently a number of Facebook pages have been started about specifically Lebanese memes. In this post Global Voices interviews the creator of a page called “Demotivational Lebanon”.

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