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25 May 2011

Stories from 25 May 2011

Angola: Organizer Arrested on the Eve of Protest Against Poverty

Thailand’s First Female Prime Minister?

Yingluck Shinawatra, who is the sister of deposed leader Thaksin Shinawatra, has emerged in the past week as a popular candidate in the coming July election in Thailand. She could...

Russia: Reporters’ Open Letter Highlights TV Censorship Concerns

RuNet Echo

Censorship on the majority of Russian television channels has been around forever, but a recent open letter by REN TV reporters showed how even remaining small islands of media freedom...

Mexico: Teacher Protests in Oaxaca Continue

South Korea: Social Media Controversy Surrounds Sports Broadcaster's Death

The suicide on May 23, 2011, of national television channel MBC sports announcer, Song Ji-seon in South Korea has sparked considerable controversy regarding social media in the country. South Korea...

El Salvador: Poll Results Show 65% Approval for President Funes

Africa: Africa Day Celebrated on Twitter

Happy Africa Day! Africa Day is the annual commemoration on May 25 of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). In 2002 the OAU established its own...

Colombia: The Reasons Behind the Floods

Jamaica: Minister Resigns

Cuba: Prisoner & Dissident Deaths

Bahamas: Mid-Term Budget

Trinidad & Tobago: Advantegous Politics

Barbados: New FIFA Corruption Allegation

Saudi Arabia: Will women take the wheels on June 17?

World Economy: Women Weigh in on Poverty, Work and Debt

The International Museum of Women's online exhibit on women and the economy, features slideshows, podcasts, videos and essays on women from countries such as Sudan, Denmark, Philippines, USA, Costa Rica,...

Bolivia: New Ministry of Comunications Raises Doubts

Chile: Should State TV Play Hidroaysen Ads?

Mexico: First Woman Drug Cartel Leader

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