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3 April 2011

Stories from 3 April 2011

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Morocco: Tweet Your Way To Change

3 April 2011

The Arab spring has brought about enthusiasm for change. As the walls of fear start crumbling, people feel empowered and start taking matters into their own hands. In Morocco, one of the central themes for change is education, and one blogger has been able to launch the debate using Twitter as a medium.

Pakistan: A Step Towards Decency, If Not Peace

3 April 2011

Naeem Sadiq at Teeth Maestro points out an interesting fact: “each day as the flags are lowered at the Wagah border, Indian and Pakistani guards high-kick and stamp their feet in a vulgar display of aggression, anger and animosity.” The blogger wants this daily dose of hatred to be stopped.

Pakistan: Suicide Bombing By A Teenager

3 April 2011

Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan reports that a suicide bombing attack on the shrine of a 13th century Sufi saint in District Dera Ghazi Khan in Pakistan killed more than 40 people. The murder was committed by a teenager, who himself is a victim in so many ways.

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Puerto Rico: Controversial Decision on Domestic Violence

3 April 2011

Puerto Rico's Supreme Court upheld a decision from a lower court that stated that a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her partner in an adulterous relationship was not protected by the country's domestic violence law. The blogosphere reacts to the decision.

Nigeria: Parliamentary election postponed for a week

3 April 2011

The Nigerian parliamentary election, which kicks off two weeks of national elections originally scheduled to begin Saturday, has been postponed until Monday. The latest is actually that all elections have been pushed back for a full week. “A 48-hour delay is worth every second of the wait to get things...

Iran: Oxford investigates Rafsanjani's case

3 April 2011

Mehdi Hashemi, an oil trader and the son of the former Iranian president Akbar Rafsanjani is being investigated by Oxford University after claims that his successful doctoral thesis proposal was written with the help of others. Khodnevis has published a cartoon on ‘Rafsanjanis’. Read more on Oxford related stories and...

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Yale to set up campus in Singapore

3 April 2011

Yale University, in cooperation with the National University of Singapore, will set-up the Yale-NUS College which will be Singapore's first liberal arts college. Bloggers debate whether the project will succeed and if it's wise for a local university to gain prestige by partnering with Yale instead of developing its own brand

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