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9 April 2011

Stories from 9 April 2011

Indonesian Netizens Support ‘Dancing Cop’

The video of a provincial cop dancing and lip-syncing to the tune of a Bollywood Indian song is now a certified internet and media hit in Indonesia. Authorities reprimanded the...

Nicaragua: Experiences of Online Citizen Participation

The web in Nicaragua is increasingly active, with projects for social events or small businesses finding niche markets to serve online. In order to learn a little more about these...

Peru Prepares for the 2011 Presidential Elections

On Sunday, April 10, more than 17 million Peruvians will elect the President for 2011-2016, along with 130 congress members (members of the Parliament). The campaign has been long, multifarious,...

Brazil: Was the shooting of Ricardo Gama politically motivated?

Controversial Brazilian blogger Ricardo Gama was shot in Rio de Janeiro on the March 24. Gama, a "forceful critic" of political power and police in Rio has already left the...

Guatemala: Photos of Lent Processions in Antigua

Mexico: March Against Violence or Against the Government?

Thousands of Mexicans - not only in their own country, but also in various cities around the world - conducted simultaneous protests on April 6, 2011. Some took part to...

Singapore: Debate on ‘Pampered’ Soldiers

Are Singapore soldiers ready for battle? This is one of the many questions raised by netizens who are reacting to the photo of a young serviceman whose backpack is being...

Indonesia: Ministry Orders Removal of Buddha Statue

Indonesia's commitment to promote religious tolerance was questioned again after the Religious Affairs Ministry ordered a large Buddhist statue in a monastery in North Sumatra to be removed after Muslim...

Nigeria: Tweeting Parliamentary Election 2011

Using the hashtag #NigeriaDecides, Nigerians online talk about today's parliamentary elections that was originally scheduled to be held on 2 April, 2001.

Egypt: Debating the Role of the Media in Covering Blogger's Arrest

Egyptian bloggers discuss the role of the media in shedding light on the case of the detained blogger, Maikel Nabil Sanad, with TV host Yosri Fouda. Tarek Amr sums up...

Egypt: Remembering Bahr El-Baqar Incident

Forty one years ago, the Israeli Air Force raided a primary school in the Egyptian village of Bahr el-Baqar. About 30 of its students died, over 50 were severely wounded,...

China: Ran Yunfei’s Blogging for Political Change

A well-known and respected blogger, Ran Yunfei consistently writes about social justice and democratic reforms in China. He has been charged with 'inciting subversion of state power' on March 28...

Bhutan: A Young Actress For Organic Farming

Russia: “Political Schizophrenia”

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