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· September, 2012

Stories about North America from September, 2012

Global: The 2012 edition of ‘Wiki Loves Monuments’

Julien L. wrote the following on numerama.com: The Wiki Loves Monuments copyright-free landmarks photo contest is going particularly well. Nearly a week after its launch, more than 50 000 photographs...

United States: Occupy Wall Street, One Year Later

September 15-17 2012 marked the first year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Scenes that took place during the inception of the movement repeated themselves: hundreds of arrests were...

Senegal: ‘Completely White’ Whitening Cream Stirs Outrage

Lightening the skin is a common practice in Africa where the sale of skin lightening products is legal in many countries. In Senegal, a product named 'Khess Petch' is creating...

Bullying in a Networked Era: A Literature Review

A new report aims to help parents, educators, caregivers find answers.

China, US: Anti-Japan Protesters Stop Ambassador's Vehicle

A YouTube video uploaded by Weiwei Ai shows how a group of Chinese anti-Japan demonstrators stopped United States Ambassador Gary Locke's vehicle at the back of the US embassy to protest against...

Anniversary Interview with Occupy Wall Street Movement Activist

David DeGraw, one of the early participants of the 99% movement explains about the birth and development of the Occupy Wall Street movement around its one year anniversary. He touches...

Sudan: YouTube Banned After Protesters Burn German Embassy

Angered by the trailer of a movie which insults Prophet Mohammed, made by an Egyptian in the United States and posted on YouTube, Sudanese protesters burned the German Embassy in...

United States: Spanish Stands Out in Political Conventions

In the race for the White House, the political conventions held at the end of August and beginning of September served as a showcase for the Republican and Democratic parties....

In Sea of Censorship, China Allows Anti-Japan War Vitriol

A fleet of six Chinese surveillance ships has been deployed in response to the Japanese government's move to purchase three disputed islets from their private Japanese owners. Some Chinese netizens...

Hollister Models Clown Koreans Via Twitter, Offending Asians

It is not the first time clothing brand Hollister went under fire for its racial gaffes. Recently, its male models tweeted several racial messages making fun of South Koreans, including...

Arab World: Outrage Over Killing of US Ambassador in Benghazi

Arab netizens have condemned the cowardly attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last night. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens were killed when militants fired rockets at...

USA: Video the Vote Seeks Election Monitors

Video the Vote is recruiting volunteer videographers to help document voting irregularities on election day across the United States. On November 6, 2012 they will be monitoring voter protection telephone...

China, U.S: GM Rice Experiment

Stan from China Hearsay blogs about the controversy over the American scientists’ GM food experiment in China.

South Korea: Samsung, National Champion or Corporate Evil?

Sure, Samsung might be seen by some as a national champion, but there are many who also see it as the epitome of corporate evil—and not without reason Wrote Robert Koehler...

Mujeres Mundi, Interviews with Extraordinary Women

Peruvian blogger Xaviera Medina de Albrand is the brains and energy behind the blog Mujeres Mundi, a space where she publishes her interviews with women from around the world. Xaviera...

Russia: U.S. Republican Convention in Context

Most delegates of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, United States, last week probably did not imagine that Russian netizens were commenting on the proceedings in real time. Indeed, Russian...

Hong Kong: TV Station Claims London, Washington Behind Anti-National Education Protest

One of the two free terrestrial television stations in Hong Kong, Asia T.V, propagated that the anti-national education in Hong Kong is manipulated by foreign power from London and Washington...

United States: Radio Marti Features Cuban Porn Star

Miami-based, US government-funded radio station Radio Martí recently aired an interview with adult Cuban film star Angelina Castro. Bloggers on both sides of the Florida Straits reacted to the program.

United States: A Visit to Remember “El Barrio”

Andrew Padilla, a young Puerto Rican born and raised in El Barrio, New York, has decided to delve into his community in a very creative way. By launching a blog...

Yemen: Anger as 13 Civilians Killed by US Drone Strike

Another US drone attack struck Yemen on Sunday in Al-Baydha, targeting the usual “suspected” militants. In what has now become a recurring theme, the target missed and according to local...

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