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12 April 2011

Stories from 12 April 2011

Brazil: The Wikicity of Porto Alegre

Belarus: Beyond Bomb or Blast

RuNet Echo

Even before the smoke from Monday's Minsk Metro blast dispersed, the dual question of: "What is to be done? - Who is to blame?" arose in the Belarusian blogosphere. Two...

Uganda: #walk2work Arrests Spur Hunger Strike, Future Protests

Rather than backing down after the arrest of two Ugandan opposition leaders for staging a "Walk to Work" protest against high fuel and food prices on Monday, Ugandan activists have...

Peru: Reactions Following the First 2011 Electoral Round

After celebrating the elections in Peru, the results indicate a second round between Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori. Bloggers, candidates, and analysts coincide that the result is principally a "vote...

Armenia: Starlet ‘upset’ about Turkish magazine cover

Guatemala: The Women Running for President

El Salvador: Leader in Anti-Mining Movement Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

Caribbean: Gayle's Performance

Cuba: No Questions Asked

Colombia: Citizens Reject Proposal to Reform Higher Education Law 30

Colombian President Santos' proposal to reform the Higher Education Law 30 has not been received well. Despite some accepting it, the loudest voices heard, online and in the streets, have...

Fukushima: Public Criticism and a Rising Anger

Open protests against Tepco as operator and the government as monitor had been relatively muted until recently, but this has now changed. For many foreigners however, used to much bigger...

China: What Happened to Chinese Facebook Users on April 5, 2011

China: Netizens’ Comments on Food Safety

Czech Republic: The President's Chilean Pen Incident

Zimbabwe: No hope for security sector reforms

Belarus: Reactions to Subway Explosion

RuNet Echo

A bomb blast inside the Oktyabrskaya station of the Minsk metro has so far left 11 dead and wounded hundreds. Ashley Cleek had been collecting information and bloggers' reactions in...

Uganda: “Mary the elephant” killed

Russia: Two Projects Win The BOBs People's Choice Awards

Côte d'Ivoire: Laurent Gbagbo's Fall

On April 11 2011, Laurent Gbagbo was arrested at his residence in Cocody, with his wife, Simone, and their close entourage. The crisis that plagued the country has now seemingly...

South Koreans Baffled By Five Consecutive University Suicides

South Koreans are buzzing over recurring suicides which occurred in one prestigious university. The school's unique penalty tuition system which was adopted by the president of the school also went...