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23 May 2010

Stories from 23 May 2010

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Eurovision impressions

Azerbaijan: Democracy is…

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Mafia & Society

Egypt: A walk along a Mameluke street

Morocco: Discussing a Free Thinker's Legacy

The death of Moroccan philosopher and social theorist, Mohammed Abed al-Jabri, has gone with little notice in the media. Yet al-Jabri's contributions over the last decades to the uphill battle...

Russia: Hacking of Women's Community Raises Gender, Ethical and Privacy Dilemmas

RuNet Echo

The legendary Russian women blog community "girls_only" with the most sensitive and private discussions was hacked by anonymous hacker and uploaded to a mirror site. The scandal raised a lot...

Sri Lanka: Productivity Of The Ministers

Egypt: The State Versus the People on Minimum Wages

Egypt: Workers on Protest Face Security Crackdown

Peru: The Preference for Afro-Peruvians at Funeral Services

The funeral industry in Peru appears to be cornered by Afro-Peruvians, where clients specifically request and prefer their services. Many are wondering whether this might be reverse-discrimination against other ethnicities.

Kenya: Mocality – a mobile business directory

Kazakhstan: Bloggers condemn the “Leader of the Nation” project

The parliament in Kazakhstan came out with the initiative to give a “Leader of the Nation” status to incumbent president Nursultan Nazarbayev. The former Kazakh Communist party’s secretary, a strongman...

Africa: UNAIDS: Myth-makers or liars?

Rwanda: Footbal war at Kigali Amahoro Stadium

South Africa: Zapiro's “Muhammad” Cartoon Controversy

Zapiro, South Africa's premier cartoonist, known for his controversial style in picking on politicians and commenting on societies issues, has come into the limelight in South Africa for jumping on...

Cameroon: Historical Dictional of Cameroon available

India, Pakistan: Crossing The Border By Bus

East Timor: Portuguese Language in Debate

Caucasus: Eurovision Twitter

Japan: PacMan, still a hit after 30 years

When it was released in 1980, Pac-Man captured the world's attention and transformed the video game industry. Now Pac-Man is back to celebrate his 30th birthday, and he's popping up...

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