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17 July 2010

Stories from 17 July 2010

Brazil: Electoral Blogsphere Censored

Censorship in the Brazilian blogsphere is an extremely sensitive issue due to a dictatorship past when it was legal. As the presidential elections of 2010 approach, the siege tightens and...

Nepal: Smallest Book

India: Digital Whitening Campaign

Senegal: Protests Against Frequent Power Outages

Russia: History of postage and mail

Russia: Imitating Saudi Arabia

São Tome & Principe: Environment endangered by oil exploitation

Japan: Artistic manhole covers

Mozambique: Parties, citizens and state tussle over properties

Palestine: The Pain of Exile

Palestinian refugees are one of the biggest displaced populations in the world, with the United Nations providing assistance for some 4.7 million registered refugees in the occupied Palestinian territory, Jordan,...

South Africa: 67 Minutes of Change – Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela spent 27 years of his life in a prison on Robben Island in South Africa. What most people don’t know is that Madiba (as he is affectionately known...

China: Police's call to set up censorship norms

Beijing City Chaoyang district police station issued an urgent notice today regarding "Calling for a working meeting on the security norm of Internet Company". Jason Ng tweetcasts the talk on...

France: Blogging about Politics