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· January, 2013

Stories about Humor from January, 2013

“The Un-European Union”

Slovak President Butt of Jokes Online Due to Prosecutor General Saga

The post of the Prosecutor General has been vacant for more than a year in Slovakia, largely due to President Ivan Gašparovič's failure to approve the previous Parliament's candidate. Slovak...

“La Movida” – Revival of Spanish Language Comics in Brazil?

A panorama of Latin American comics in two parts. This post explores the invisibility among neighbouring countries within the region. Are economic factors, digital tools and collaboration going to change...

Skills of a Chinese Police Porn Examiner

Venezuela – Colombia: Is There a Homeland?

2012: A Year of Revolt and Social Change in Francophone Countries: Part 2

This second part of our 2012 review in the Francophone world features civil rebellion and governance problems in Togo, Chad and Madagascar, citizen initiatives in Senegal, fight for more transparency...

Russian Facebook of Horrors: From Tragedy to Humor

Humor is sometimes the only way to deal with a tragedy like the one that struck Russian Facebook over the weekend, when it turned out that Alexey Kabanov, chef and...

Panama: Taxis and Taxi Drivers

Armenian Blogger on Trial for Satire Photo of Politician

Edgar Barseghyan, the creator of satire photo website, Demotivator.am is on trial for publishing a satirical photo of a model's body with the superimposed face of Armenian politician Tigran Urikhanyan...

Russian Internet Easily Distracted by Beavers

Amid scandal and legislative controversy the RuNet is sidetracked by quirky recipes and celebrities.

Peru: Wendy Sulca, YouTube Phenomenon, Teased Once Again

Peruvian YouTube star Wendy Sulca greeted her supposed fans on her Tweetcam earlier this month, seemingly unaware that she was the victim of a series of pranks as she stated...

Snowballs: Russia's Phantom Menace

St. Petersburg police have dispersed a snowball fighting flashmob in the city center. The RuNet is outraged.

Australia: UFO Sparks War of Words

A video of a UFO in Queensland, Australia has sparked a reaction in the twitterverse from true believers and skeptics alike.

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