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26 July 2011

Stories from 26 July 2011

Bosnia & Herzegovina: The March of Peace

Russia: Megafon/Yandex Text Message Leak

Argentina's Chinese-Argentines

Chile: Mapuche Influence in Purén

Colombia: Homophobia, Beyond Religion

China: Prominent ‘Independent Candidate’ Denounces Upcoming Elections

Nearly 100 people have now declared themselves independent candidates in upcoming legislative elections in China, but this week alone has seen one of the more prominent would-be politicians announce his...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Beauty of Imperfection

Trinidad & Tobago: A Poem for Amy

Trinidad & Tobago: Celebrating Emancipation

Cuba: Attacks vs. Women

Jamaica: OCD Ghosts?

Russia: Bloggers Find Street Shooter

RuNet Echo

Bloggers across the Russian Internet were quick to respond with posts and information after well-known photo-blogger Dmitry Ternovsky was shot at recently on a highway in the southeast of Moscow....

Republic of Congo: Is the New ‘Made In Africa’ Tablet Actually Chinese?

A new ‘made in Africa' tablet computer from the Republic of Congo was announced in June 2011 to much fanfare. While technical innovation in Africa is worth celebrating, it's worth...

Peru: Football, TV Ads, Mining and Social Networks

On Tuesday, July 19, while Peruvians suffered with the semifinal match between Peru-Uruguay for the Copa América, netizens who were watching the game had a reason to tweet with anger:...

Slovakia: Big Money in the Tube

A few weeks ago, the Slovak Performing and Mechanical Rights society (SOZA) - the country's music copyright organization - started billing web servers, typically for young music fans, which were...

Azerbaijan: Fascinated by Georgia

Iran: Campaign to Free Last Two Jailed American Hikers

Sarah Shourd spent 410 days in solitary confinement in Tehran, Iran, on charges of "espionage". She now calls on the world to speak up for her two friends, Shane Bauer...

Should Singapore Nationalize its Transport System?

The petition of Singapore’s private transport operators for a fare increase has sparked a debate on whether it's time to nationalize the country's transportation system. Bloggers react to the proposal...

Sri Lanka: Analysis Of 2011 Local Election

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