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5 April 2011

Stories from 5 April 2011

Azerbaijan: Novruz Bayramı

Novruz, a holiday celebrated in Iran, Afghanistan and other countries, was once again also observed in Azerbaijan on 21 March although festivities started weeks before. This year was no different,...

Japan: The only native Japanese Imam in Tokyo

Costa Rica: Video Game Based on Real Time Tweets Seeks Funding

Six young video game designers in Costa Rica are looking for crowd-sourced funding for TweetLand, their real-time twitter powered games. The games are called Route 140 and LoveCity and both...

Russia: Tandem under the carpet

Belarus: Sickening statement on homosexuality

Russia: LiveJournal under attack

Ecuador Tells US Ambassador to Leave Over Leaked Cable

Ecuador: Latest Study on Internet Use

D.R. of Congo/Republic of Congo: A thorn in Brazzaville and Kinshasa relations

Argentina: 29 Years Later, Argentinians Remember Heroes of Falklands War

On April 2, 29 years since the conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falklands, Argentines paid tribute to the fallen heroes of the war in 1982.

Haiti: Martelly Declared Election Winner

Trinidad & Tobago: Mohammed's Sacking

Cuba: Carter's Visit

Guyana: Knowledge in Bloom

Japan: Journalist Takashi Uesugi exposes Tepco and govt lies

East Timor: Satire on expats working in development

Gabon: Documentary Wins Prize At Web TV Festival 2011

China: Student Consultation or Thought Control?

Peking University, a major research university located in Beijing and a center for progressive thought in modern China, will introduce a consultation program in May 2011. The University has explained...

Israel: Goldstone Op-Ed Taken on a Media Spin

The Washington Post published a highly controversial op-ed by Richard Goldstone, who led the UNHRC fact-finding mission to investigate international human rights and humanitarian law violations related to the Gaza...

Russia: Online Fundraising Changes Transparency Standards in Politics

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