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18 May 2011

Stories from 18 May 2011

Malaysia: Tweets on the Acid Splasher

More than 20 cases of acid attacks have been reported already in Malaysia since March. Many residents are scared to walk in the streets. Netizens were quick to spread information...

India: Lessons Learnt In The Assembly Elections

Bhutan: Why The High Tourist Fee?

Sri Lanka: Buddhism And Its Impact On Governance

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Eurovision Diplomacy?

Brazil: Alert as 473% jump in deforestation is confirmed

Nepal: Social Media As A Civic Activism Tool

On Saturday May 7, 2011, hundreds gathered at a public square in Kathmandu demanding that the constitution be drafted by the May 28 deadline. This event was unique to Nepali...

Costa Rica: Day Against Homophobia

Costa Rica celebrated the International Day Against Homophobia on May 17, and both online and offline people celebrated sexual diversity.

Russia: Pictures of Skolkovo Center Design Projects

Azerbaijan: Eurovision-induced sexual revolution?

World: FIFA Election – House of Knaves or Knights?

Football fans have been treated to some really interesting times in the last few months. The latest is the FIFA election, which comes at a time when one of the...

Egypt: I Unfollowed Ghonim Because …

Egyptian cyber activist Wael Ghonim, who shot to international fame after being arrested at the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, is facing criticism from the very same Egyptians who earlier...

Puerto Rico: A Cry for Justice, No More Violence Against Women

This year in Puerto Rico, 15 women (two more cases are under investigation) have been murdered by their partners or ex partners. In the context of a population of almost...

Cuba: The Capital's Chinatown

U.S.V.I., St. Vincent & the Grenadines: The Caribbean Through a Camera

Cuba: Feelings Toward “Foreigners”

Chile: Massive Protests Continue Against Hidroaysén Power Station

After the approval of the construction of the Hidroaysén hydrolectric power station in the Aysén region of the Patagonia of Chile on May 9, 2011, there have been many protests...

Barbados: Sir Hilary's Gaffe

Bermuda: Gay Rights = Human Rights

India: Kerala Election Results With A Subtle Warning

As the new seven member state cabinet of Kerala is to be sworn in on Wednesday the 18th of May 2011 there are no obvious signs of celebrations across the...

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