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25 July 2010

Stories from 25 July 2010

Mali, Mauritania: Hostage Michel Germaneau Killed in Failed Raid as Tension Rises

Venezuela and Colombia: Online Political Cartoons Add Humor to Current Events

Humorous political cartoons provide a steam valve for Colombians and Venezuelans who tune into the web for different perspectives on current events through animated online web shows.

São Tomé & Principe: Political Background for a Voting Day

Brazil: Collaborative Website on Street Dwellers

Sri Lanka: The Black July of 1983

South Korea: Addiction Mutates and Permeates Korean Society

A revolting incident caused by the internet addiction has recently shocked South Korea, and the government and non-profit organizations are rushing for solutions. Korean bloggers share their analysis on the...

India: A Future For Kolkata

Philippines: Oplan Bantay Laya and Counterinsurgency

Philippines: Dayo and the Filipino Migration

Vietnam: Understanding the Hanoi floods

Malaysia: Corruption in the bureaucracy

Brunei: Reducing plastic use

Azerbaijan: Youth activism and social media

Africa's Hunger Hardships Spur Biotech Debate

Many solutions have been proposed to help combat hunger in Africa, but one in particular remains controversial: biotechnology. Many experts suggest that genetically modified organisms could help ensure food security....

Iran:”The Persian Wikipedia got filtered”

Serbia: ICJ Rules Kosovo’s Independence Legal

On July 22, the International Court of Justice ruled that the declaration of independence of Kosovo did not violate international law. Sinisa Boljanovic reviews Serbian bloggers' reactions to the ruling.

Saudi Arabia: Dear Moron

Lebanon: Sex and the City

Jordan: Jailed for MSN Messages