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· January, 2013

Stories about Photos from January, 2013

23 January 2013

China: Uyghur Pizza

22 January 2013

Flashmobs and Citizen Classrooms – Spain's Creative Protests Channel Discontent

Spain's anti-crisis movement- characterized by its creative protests- has been in full sway since 2011. Here we take a look at some of the movement's tactics and strategies.

Cuban Filmmakers Take Over Digital Technologies

In Cuba, filmmakers and new directors have started to take over new technologies to keep down the costs of production of audiovisual effects, and to tell stories that would otherwise...

21 January 2013

Diplomatic Passports for Religious Representatives in Brazil?

The Ministry of External Relations issued diplomatic passports to the heads of the evangelical World Church of the Power of God, sparking a discussion on the notion of secularism enshrined...

Philippines: Anti-Cybercrime Law Denounced as ‘Cyber Martial Law’

More voices in the Philippines are questioning the Cybercrime Prevention Law as the oral arguments on the petitions against the law are being heard in the Supreme Court. The law...

Traditional Hutsul Celebration of Epiphany in Ukraine

20 January 2013

Uzbekistan's Architectural Gems: Preservation and Destruction

Ecuador: The Case of the 10 from Luluncoto

The 10 from Luluncoto are the young people who lost their freedom on 3 March 2012, accused of terrorism and threats to the security of the State. Ten months later,...

Bahrain Police Attack on Woman Stirs Anger

As Bahrain was pretending to be secure enough to hold a regional sports event, its security men were attacking a woman protester in the middle of Manama, the capital. Last...

18 January 2013

Gabon to Mali: History of French Military Interventions in Africa

The French military intervention in Mali, known as Operation Serval started on January 11 following the advance of terrorists groups towards Bamako. Lauded by a substantial part of the Malian...

Petrodollars, Megalomania and Human Rights in Equatorial Guinea

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea launched a charm offensive in 2011 and 2012 using his petrodollars to target the worlds of showbusiness, sport and international diplomacy. However,...

17 January 2013

Photo Journey Through the Spine of Greece

Twitter Suspends Cuban Encyclopedia Ecured's Account

Twitter has suspended the account of the Cuban Collaborative Encyclopedia Cubana EcuRed according to an announcement posted on the official blog of the their website.

NGO Penalized for Requesting Information on Corruption in Spain

After a five-year legal battle, the NGO Access Info Europe has been sentenced to pay 3,000 euros after the Supreme Court ruled that it did not have the right to...

Indonesia Flood: Jakarta Placed Under State of Emergency

Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, is paralyzed by massive flooding. Governor Joko Widodo placed the capital under emergency status until January 27. It is reported that 27 out of 44 subdistricts in...

16 January 2013

PHOTOS: Pakistan's Countrywide Shia Solidarity Protests End Peacefully

After the bombings in Quetta killed more than 100 people of the Hazara Shia community, protests spread like fire across Pakistan. People from all sects and tribes joined hands together...

Brazil's World Cup Construction Threatens Indigenous “Living Museum”

About six years ago, the abandoned building of the First Museum of the Indian, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil turned into a “living museum” and became home to several different...

15 January 2013

Cuba Implements Long-Awaited Migration Reform

The implementation of the long-awaited migration reform on January 14 could put an end to the terrible human drama which the decision to stay or leave Cuba used to entail....

14 January 2013

Reconciliation Day in Southern Yemen

Thousands of people from all six southern provinces in southern Yemen flocked to the city of Aden over the past few days in order to participate in the carnival of...

13 January 2013

Graffiti War on Syrian Walls

Graffiti is an art that can be labelled under civil disobedience and peaceful expression. Although the Syrian Revolution has intrinsic humanitarian values; it is a revolution with artistic aspects. Painting...

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