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20 August 2010

Stories from 20 August 2010

Sao Tome & Principe: Revolt Against Water Diverted from Hospital

In the past few months, a heated discussion animated the blogosphere of Sao Tome and Principe, on a public health problem that apparently has already been solved. Until last week,...

Venezuela: Rapper Defies New Ban Against Violent Images

Venezuelan rapper OneChot is using social media to distribute his video criticizing the violence in Venezuela in days after president Chavez declared a month long ban on media's use of...

Russia: Bloggers Expose Death Rate Increase

RuNet Echo

Until the emergence of Web 2.0, the Russian government had enjoyed a monopoly on death rate information and could manipulate it. Gregory Asmolov investigates how the Russian bloggers have changed...

Madagascar: The Undercover Investigations That Exposed Rosewood Trafficking from the Rain Forest

Technology for Transparency Network

One of the consequences of the enduring political crisis in Madagascar is its punishing impact on the environment. The investigation of activists specialized in conservation and protection of the environment...

Guatemala: Almost 1,000 Children Live in Temporal Government Housing

India: Plights Of The Deaf Students

Explicit Websites Blocked In Nepal And Violators To Be Criminalized

Bhutan: An Inspiring Man

Bangladesh: An Important Recognition

Russia: Shocking Pictures of Russian Neo-Nazis

Liberia: Charles Taylor Trial Update

Burundi: At Rainbow's end

Russia: Wildfires Victims Sorry They Fought For Their Houses

RuNet Echo

The aftermath of the recent wildfires in Russia is on the agenda of the main media channels. Reports on and interviews with victims, volunteers, humanitarian aid workers and government officials...

Brunei: “I'm sorry” video now a youtube sensation

Zek's youtube video of apology to his ex-girlfriend is the newest internet sensation in Brunei. A popular blogger described Zek as the "Justin Bieber of Brunei" and the video is...

Malaysia: Where is Press Freedom Heading Now?

The image you have on Malaysia may be one of fastest growing economies in Asia, but do you know it is languished at the bottom 3rd (ranked 131st) in the...

Russia: 19 Years Since Coup d'Etat Attempt

China and North Korea: Jet Crash

China and the U.S: Trouble Waters

Hong Kong: Policemen Issued Threats On Facebook

El Salvador: Climate Change and Migration