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24 May 2011

Stories from 24 May 2011

Brazil: Forest Defender Shot Dead

Egypt: A Day for Criticizing the Military

Why did the Egyptian bloggers decide to dedicate the 23 May to criticizing the Supreme Council of Armed Forces on their blogs? So far 375 blog posts criticising the army...

Russia: Renewed Anger Over Bureaucratic Traffic Bypasses

RuNet Echo

A fiery incident on a Moscow highway has reignited the debate on Russian officials' use of “special signals” that allow bureaucrats to move quickly through traffic. Ashley Cleek explores the...

Hungary: Changing the memory of Holocaust

Estonia: Between East and West

Russia: Most Users of Popular Social Network Are Russian Orthodox

Russia: Senator Calls for Civilized Political Discussion Online

Russia: FSB Blocks Access to LiveJournal in Ulyanovsk City

Azerbaijan: Jon Snow and Amnesty International in Twitter Action

Ahead of tonight's Amnesty International Media Awards 2011, the organisation has launched a Twitter photo campaign to call for the release of an imprisoned journalist and newspaper editor in Azerbaijan....

Russia: Internet Economy To Reach 4 Percent of GDP by 2015

Russia: Mobile Users Search and Socialize Online

Bahamas: Fish Market Hazard

Cuba: Students Need Internet

Cuba: Rojas Detained

Trinidad & Tobago: Gay Rights

Africa: Bloggers Discuss The Failed Rapture

The American Christian radio broadcaster Harold Camping predicted that the Rapture would take place on May 21, 2011, when Christians will be caught up in the clouds to meet Jesus...

Trinidad & Tobago: Hops Bread

North Korea: Kim Jong Il in China

Equatorial Guinea: Blogger Juan Tomás Ávila is Back

Brazil: Crowdfunding Potential

Interest in crowdfunding, a form of online fundraising, has exploded in recent months in Brazil. We survey the scene and the potential of crowd fundraising in a country known for...

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