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· January, 2012

Stories about Sport from January, 2012

Brazil: Watchdog of 2016 Olympics Reports on Suspended Bid

  30 January 2012

An injunction has suspended bid for 2016 Rio Olympic Park, reported the organization RioOnWatch. The court considered that the concerned Public-Private Partnership contract is not clear on whether or not the Olympic development to be constructed on the Vila Autódromo neighbourhood would imply the eviction of 900 families from the...

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Zambia: Netizens Abuzz Over Senegal's Loss at AFCON 2012

  23 January 2012

When Zambia beat Senegal at one of the two opening games of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on January 21, Zambian netizens went abuzz on Facebook and Twitter to celebrate the victory even asking “Demba who?” referring to the Senegalese player, Demba Ba,the second top goal scorer in the Barclays Premier League.

Hungary: President Accused of Plagiarism

  13 January 2012

Vastagbőr blog collected [hu] some internet memes about the President of Hungary Pál Schmitt, the newest of which appeared after hvg.hu news site published an article titled ‘Serious Suspicion of Plagiarism in Pál Schmitt's Ph.D. Dissertation‘ [hu]. According to hvg.hu, the President had allegedly plagiarized his dissertation (‘Analysis of the...

Uruguay: Summer in Montevideo

  9 January 2012

Lola, in 7 neuronas [es] (“7 neurons”), provides some information and links to cultural and sports events that will take place during these Summer months in Montevideo.

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Caribbean: Looking Back on 2011

  3 January 2012

The regional blogosphere in 2011 saw a few territories, most notably Cuba, taking front and centre - especially when it came to digital activism. The rest of the Caribbean meanwhile, grappled with everything from homophobia to states of emergency, weathered hurricanes and questioned the boundaries of online privacy.

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Global Voices Podcast: Brave New Year 2012

  1 January 2012

In this edition of the podcast we take a look back over the year 2011, consider the similarities and differences between mainstream and new media journalism, learn about an inspiring Rising Voices meeting in Bolivia to support a diverse blogosphere. We also set off on a two-wheeled journey around the Internet!

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