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· July, 2012

Stories about War & Conflict from July, 2012

31 July 2012

Democratic Republic of Congo: Rwanda Accused in North Kivu Violence

Since April 2012, North Kivu province in the eastern Congo has been destabilised by the March 23 movement (M23), comprised of fighters from the Tutsi-led National Congress for the Defence...

Tunisia: The Plight of Palestinians in Iraq

Guinea: The Plight of Guineans Students in Syria

28 July 2012

Tajikistan: Telecoms Blackout Amidst Provincial Clashes

Amidst deadly clashes in the eastern Tajik province of Gorno-Badakhshan, the authorities have cut Internet, mobile, and landline connection to the region. Online people are sharing information via social media...

27 July 2012

Jordan: Thousands of Syrians Seek Refuge

The situation in Syria has led hundreds of thousands of Syrians to flee the country to neighbouring Jordan. A Jordanian government source has said that officials are preparing for the...

Bangladesh, Myanmar: Rohingya Repression in International Spotlight

Protests are happening around the world against Rohingya repression. Six weeks after clashes between Rohingya and Rakhaine broke out in Western Myanmar, more than 100 people have been killed and...

26 July 2012

Mali: Athletes Go to London Olympics With Heads Held High

"We will definitely be in London and our goal is to prove to the whole world that in spite of our struggles, our country is still standing." - Malian National...

What's Going On in the Mountains of Tajikistan?

25 July 2012

Syria: Weapons and Combat Tutorials Online

Syrian rebels turn to a YouTube channel called 'Free Syrian Army Help' for training. The channel has 80 videos explaining tactics like hand-to-hand combat, how-to-make flame-throwers, and ambushing an enemy.

Madagascar: Three Soldiers Killed During Uprising in Military Barracks

Three soldiers were killed and four injured during a confrontation at Ivato barracks, Madagascar on Sunday July 22, 2012. This revolt took place shortly before a meeting between the interim...

India: Ethnic Clashes in Assam

Fighting between indigenous Bodo tribes and Muslim settlers in the Indian State of Assam killed at least 32 people and wounded many more. Approx. 70,000 villagers have fled their homes...

24 July 2012

Colombia: Locals Concerned Over Media's Slant on Cauca Conflict

The indigenous people of the Cauca department, in southwestern Colombia, are concerned that the media is misrepresenting their struggle to expel legal and illegal armed groups from their territory. Netizens...

Syria: Refuge in Armenia

Colombia: “Are We Truly Independent?”

On Colombia's Independence Day, bloggers and Twitter users expressed all sorts of opinions on the Internet. While some commemorated the day by showing their pride for being Colombian, others commented...

22 July 2012

Palestine: Remembering Political Cartoonist Naji Al Ali

On the 25th anniversary of his assassination, we take a look back at the Palestinian political cartoonist Naji Al Ali, who was famous for criticising Arab autocratic regimes and Israel...

20 July 2012

Argentina: Falklands Olympics Video Sparks Controversy

While Argentina prepares for the 2012 Olympics in London, an advertisement produced by the Presidency and filmed in the Falkland Islands has sparked a controversy with the phrase: "To compete...

Mali: What is The ECOWAS Waiting for ?

Syria: Videos Document a Sharply Escalating Conflict

News from Syria set social media ablaze. Videos uploaded by activists on YouTube allowed viewers to follow key stages of a sharply escalating conflict.

19 July 2012

Video: Internet Society Discusses International Freedom of Speech and Censorship

Will the technologies of anonymization win out over new digital monitoring tools? And will new wireless data technologies foster democracy–or lead to more effective tracking and surveillance? A panel discussion...