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22 May 2011

Stories from 22 May 2011

Macedonia: Raising Awareness of Election Monitoring Techniques from Uganda

Macedonia: Monument Fixed After Blogger's Complaint?

El Salvador: Food Insecurity Rising in Rural Areas

Argentina: Buenos Aires Mayor Quits Presidential Race

On May 7 Mauricio Macri, current mayor of Buenos Aires, announced he would seek re-election as mayor on July 10 of this year. After weeks of suspense, his decision confirms...

Technology for Transparency: Final Report

Technology for Transparency Network

The Technology for Transparency Network is proud to announce the release of its final report, "Global mapping of technology for transparency and accountability". The report is being published by the...

Pakistan: Huge Blasts at a Naval Air Base in Karachi

A heavily guarded facility of Pakistan Navy located in Karachi has been attacked by terrorists a few hours ago and blasts and gun-fires ensued. Pakistani Twitter users were quick to...

Peru: Fear in the Election Campaign

Almost 20 days before the date set for the second round of the presidential elections, the electoral campaign has begun to include more than just kissing babies and smiling for...

Puerto Rico: Bloggers Conference

Spain: Website #tomalaplaza

Puerto Rico: Review of Performance “Esquina Periferia”

Puerto Rico: New digital magzine

Japan: Aiding the Aid Workers

After more than two months from the earthquake around 110,000 people are still living in evacuation centers. Along with victims of the disaster, some of the volunteers, doctors and aid...

China: Rejected Self Defense Plea A Green Light For Deadly Demolitions

Villager Tong Yihong says a demolition crew drove a bulldozer onto his property, and he acted in self defense. Police say the bricks Tong threw down from his roof left...

France: DSK Scandal Fires a Protest Against Sexism

Kenya: The Judiciary Kenyan Are Dying For

Azerbaijan: Eurovision winner Nigar Camal's visa criticism

Africa: Mobile Web Content in East Africa

Korea: Is North Korea Behind Every Unsolved Cyber Attack?

A slew of fearsome reports on the North Korea's cyber attack capability recently came out in South Korea, and even on Fox News this week. The South Korean government concluded...

Azerbaijan: Bloggers Divided Over Eurovision Win

Last weekend, Azerbaijan was shaking, with thousands of people flooding onto the streets of Baku, the capital, celebrating their country's win in the Eurovision Song Contest held a few hours...

Kuwait: Parliament Members Go Boxing!

Kuwaiti parliament members had a fight during a session discussing the case of Kuwaiti detainees in Guantanamo. The scuffle drew a flurry of reactions from netizens.

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