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16 April 2011

Stories from 16 April 2011

Iran: Fashion designer died

India: Social Media Powers Anti Corruption Bill Campaign

On April 5, 2011, social activist Anna Hazare started a fast-unto-death campaign to demand an effective anti-corruption law and hundreds of thousands of Indians supported him. Social media helped spread...

Iran: Halal internet

Bangladesh: Yunus And After

South Asia: Reactions On The Burqa Ban In France

The recent ban imposed by France on burqa (niqab), the Islamic face veil, has created a lot of buzz across the different blogosphere of the world. Some South Asian bloggers...

Egypt: “I really sympathize with Mubarak”

Hany George, an Egyptian blogger and activist shares a true story from Tahrir Square that he dedicates to all the people who still sympathize with ousted president Hosni Mubarak as...

India: Cricket On Overdrive

France, Japan: Debating President Sarkozy's Visit to Japan

When French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Japan on March 31, 2011, less than three weeks after the earthquake and tsunami that caused a nuclear emergency, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan...

Angola: Concern with Côte D'Ivoire

India: The Pitiful State Of Indian Television

Nigeria: #PlessYaHand and #NigeriaDecides Trending

Voting in Nigeria’s presidential election has begun. The election was postponed from 9 April, 2011. The main candidates are the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and Muhamadu Buhari. #PlessYaHand and #NigeriaDecides are...

Ukraine: UkrTelecom's “Shady” Privatisation

Russia: Art Group “Voina” and Innovation 2010 Prize

Ukraine: Chernobyl Charity Walk on April 22

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