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18 April 2011

Stories from 18 April 2011

Mexico: The Reality of Public Transportation in Mexico City

Bloggers in Mexico City narrate their experiences and express their opinions on two of the most popular means of public transportation in that city: the Metro and the Metrobús.

Azerbaijan: The ‘Terror’ of Tiny Town

Chile: Bill Seeks to Move Bicyclists off Roads and onto Sidewalks

Venezuela: Could the opposition benefit from a long primary?

Nigeria: ReVoda Turns Voters Into Monitors

Nigeria: Hackers Wish

Russia: Bloggers Stop FSB Initiative To Ban Skype

RuNet Echo

It was just a stroke of luck that on Friday, April 8, 2011, LiveJournal did actually work; before and after this date it would constantly “crash” or “die” due to...

Argentina: Judge Recognizes Armenian Genocide

An Argentinean judge issued a historic ruling in which he condemned the Turkish state for committing the crime of genocide against the Armenian population. Argentina received an important stream of...

China: Clearing Urban Centers of ‘Unwanted’ People

From early 2011, major cities in China have started cleaning up "dangerous" and "low-end" elements of their populations. The proposal on "population control" was firstly introduced in the People's Congress...

Iran:Persecuted blogger won Theodor Haecker prize

Romania: Literary renaissance

China: Dumping Meat

China: The Real Threat

Central Asia: Ideas and Innovations of BarCamp Central Asia

The fourth educational non-commercial conference for professionals in social media (BarCamp Central Asia) took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 15-17 April, 2011, bringing together journalists and bloggers, IT and media specialists,...

Kyrgyzstan: Authorities ponder on confiscation of the mobile operator

Turkmenistan: Rights activist isolated in psychiatric hospital

Turkmenistan: Crackdown on Turkish schools

Kyrgyzstan: Interview with shirin Aitmatova

Brunei: Twestival Unites Local Netizens

Brunei's first Twestival event gathered the country's leading bloggers and other netizens in support of the Child Development Centre, a group that provides assistance to children with special needs.

Ukraine: Kyiv Post Editorial Staff on Strike

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