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29 May 2011

Stories from 29 May 2011

Nepal: Constituent Assembly Term Extended For Three Months

Philippines: Digital Media Wiki

Philippines: Novelist Mired in Plagiarism Controversy

Alfred "Krip" Yuson, an award-winning Filipino novelist, achieved notoriety for allegedly plagiarizing an article by his subordinate in a mainstream news agency. Here are some reactions from the Philippine blogosphere

Southeast Asia Funk Music

Philippines: Short films of Kidlat Tahimik

Indonesia: Tweeting a trial on religious violence

Thailand: American blogger arrested for insulting royals

Cuba: On Emails and Blogs

Cuba: Reflections on the Conference Against Homophobia

Cuba: Five Intellectuals Analyze the 15-M

Puerto Rico: Fractal is Looking for an Intern

Puerto Rico: Book by Julieta Munoz

Puerto Rico: Debate on Media and Politics

Puerto Rico: Video on the Gas Pipeline Route

Honduras: Former President Manuel Zelaya Returns

Ousted president Manuel Zelaya returned to Honduras from exile nearly two years after he was removed from office through a coup. Bloggers report on the atmosphere before and after his...

Russia: Famous Sci-Fi Writer's Blog Removed for ‘Anti-Semitism’

RuNet Echo

Following President Medvedev's speech on extremism in the Russian Internet, security services began a campaign against online neo-Nazis and vocal nationalists. On May 28, 2011, the campaign against racial and...

Azerbaijan: Twitter as a tool for activism

Japan: Photoreport of volunteering in Ishinomaki

Costa Rica: Sex Abuse Prison Sentence Raises Concerns About Justice System

The sentencing of a 39 year old cabinet-maker to four and a half years of prison for sexually assaulting a woman during the daytime by touching her genitals in public...

Russia: Moscow Pride 2011

RuNet Echo

This year's Moscow Gay Pride event ended in clashes almost as soon as it began, at least 18 gay rights activists and 14 of their opponents are reported to have...