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16 July 2011

Stories from 16 July 2011

Bangladesh: The Link Between Aid Work And Islamic Extremism

Shawn Ahmed at Uncultured.com writes about the link between aid work and Islamic extremism in developing countries providing examples from Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Sexual Assault By A Teacher Triggers Student Uprising

The recent protests at the Viqarunnisa Noon School and College (VNC) in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, has stirred much buzz in the Bangladeshi blogosphere. After a three-fold campaign via Blogs,...

Hungary: Changes to Constitutional Court and Electoral Law

Max Steinbeis of Verfassungsblog writes about [GER] changes in the composition of and requirements for Hungary's Constitutional Court as well as the process towards changes in electoral law in the...

Russia: Public Transport Safety

Streetwise Professor reflects upon safety of public transport in Russia, against the backdrop of the recent “Bulgaria” boat disaster.

Czech Republic: Czechs Head European Marijuana Use

Tanja of Czechmate Diary reports that a recent EU-study reveals that Czechs have the most widespread marijuana use in the European Union.

Australia: Regime Change Rupert Murdoch Style

It is a sign of the times when John Hartigan, News Limited’s head in Australia, has to defend his newspapers’ aggressive approach to the Gillard government. Murdoch’s Oz media have...

Indonesia: Minister Revives Plan to Control Social Media

Indonesia's IT and Communications Minister has said that social media sites like Twitter and Facebook must be strictly controlled since they can be used to destabilize the government. His statement...

Tunisia: Police Brutally Disperse Peaceful Protesters

Tunisian police brutally dispersed protesters outside the headquarters of the Cabinet yesterday (July 15). The protesters were calling for reform and were planning to launch a third sit-in at Kasbah...

Guinea: Mass Slaughter of Cattles After Ethnic Clashes

According to guineelibre.com [fr] “Over 1,200 cattle were slaughtered after ethnic clashes between Fulani and Malinke – the minority groups of Guinea – reported residents of the village of Thiakoro,...

India: Bomb Blasts In Mumbai – A Preliminary Assessment

Nitin Pai at the Acorn posts a preliminary assessment on the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

China: NetEase's business

iChinaStock.com has written a post and some slides for introducing a Chinese web-portal company, NetEase’s business model, financials, management, and user experience. NetEase was listed on the Nasdaq in 1999...

China: The development of investigative report

Wang Keqin, a prominent journalist in China, has written an article in China Media Project on the development and political impact of investigative report in China over the past decade.

South Korea: Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple Draws About 20 Thousands

Around 20 thousand South Koreans have joined a class-action lawsuit against Apple via Sue Apple Korea [ko] website. Apple faces allegations that it violated local laws by tracking and storing...

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