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20 April 2011

Stories from 20 April 2011

Russia: Social Networking Via a “Prison” Game, Female Users’ Photos

Azerbaijan: Protest to demand journalist's release

Russia: A Video of President Medvedev Dancing

Colombia: Anti-Personnel Mines and the “Remángate” Campaign

April 4, 2011, marked the celebration of the International Day of Awareness of Anti-personnel Mines. In Colombia, the Presidential Program for Action Against Anti-personnel Mines (Paicma) joined corporate groups and...

Costa Rica: Climate Change Affecting the Cloud Forest

The Monteverde Now project documents the stories of 11 members of the Monteverde Community through short video interviews where they explain how their life has been transformed and how they...

India: Twitter, The Life Changer

Pakistan: Urdu Losing Its Glory?

Malaysia: Email For Citizens Project Draws Criticism

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that all Malaysians aged 18 years and above will receive a 1Malaysia email account. But many bloggers have criticized the project as unnecessary, saying...

Russia: Reactions to Freedom House Internet report

South Korea: Search Engine Censorship Claims

As South Korea's biggest search engines file an anti-competition charge against Google, net users have started to look back at the various companies' contributions to the Korean net environment. The...

Zimbabwe: Interview With Zimbabwean Political Scientist

Cuba: Communist Party Ushers in Entrepreneurism and Term Limits

For the minority of Cubans who are within it, the blogosphere provides a space to exchange ideas. And there were plenty prompts for discussion this week, with the Castro brothers...

Gambia: Coalition for Change Distances Itself From Government's Position

Syria: Homs Protests Attract Thousands (Video)

Despite the security crackdown, protests are continuing in Syria, with countless of videos surfacing online showing thousands of protesters calling for the overthrow of the Assad regime. Here is a...

Cuba: Women as Soldiers?

Caribbean: The Cricket Captaincy

Bahamas, U.S.A.: Economic Empowerment

Cuba: The More Things “Change”

Algeria: A Sit-In for Reporter Khaled Sid Mohand, Detained in Syria

Madagascar: Censorship Comes in Different Shapes and Sizes

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