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10 May 2011

Stories from 10 May 2011

Costa Rica: When National Music Turns out to be Copied

Unesco report on Singapore media

Bangladesh: Measures Against Extra Judicial Killings

Bieber Fever Hits Brunei

Justin Bieber had sold out concerts in several Southeast Asian countries but it seems he missed out Brunei. And this prompted Bieber fans in Brunei to use the Internet via...

Bangladesh: Protests Against Women Development Policy

Iran: Ahmadinejad's “Exorcist” Arrested

Twenty-five close collaborators and supporters of Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his influential chief staff, Esfandyar Rahim Mashai, have been arrested, allegedly including “exorcist” or “djinn catcher” Abbas Ghaffari. Many...

Pakistan: Save The Nukes

Nepal: Complaint Against Mysansar Blog

Russia: President Medvedev Meets Russian Internet Community

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met leaders of the Russian Internet community for three hours of discussion about Internet regulation. Gregory Asmolov, who took part in the meeting, shares his impression...

Cuba: “Police Brutality” or “Natural Causes” in Dissident's Death?”

Cuban bloggers continue their outcry over the death of dissident Juan Wilfredo Soto, especially in light of an official statement which suggests that Soto, popularly known by his nickname “The...

Kazakhstan: Two Kazakhstanis in the World News – One Arrested, One Killed

Two Kazakhstanis made it to the international news last week, both in very unfortunate ways. Firstly, Valeriy Tolmachev, an adviser to Kazakhstan's delegation at UNESCO, attacked a flight attendant with...

Trinidad & Tobago: Dangerous Dogs

Gabon: Parliamentary Immunity Removal Could Spark Protests

Gabon's political crisis has deepened recently, with the removal of opposition politician Andre Mba Obame's parliamentary immunity by a National Assembly vote. There are fears the move could tip the...

East Timor: An Alternative Reading of the Human Development Report

Africa: A Possible Al-Qaeda Redeployment in Africa?

Iran: Dogs Arrested (Again)

Iranian security forces are back in the streets for a sequel to their infamous action of 2007: arresting dogs. Iran's government considers keeping pet dogs un-Islamic, but has mostly tolerated...

Angola: The Way of Being of the Traditional Markets

Mexico: Images From May 8 ‘March for Peace’

Bolivia: Keeping Aymara Alive Through TV?

Honduras: Teachers on Hunger Strike

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