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· May, 2012

Stories about Humor from May, 2012

26 May 2012

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...

22 May 2012

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

RuNet Echo

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...

21 May 2012

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...

18 May 2012

Russia: The RuNet's Enduring Tomatoes & Tusovki

RuNet Echo

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...

10 May 2012

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...

9 May 2012

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...

2 May 2012

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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