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11 August 2011

Stories from 11 August 2011

Australia: Malaysia No Solution to ‘Boat People’ Politics

The Australian government’s attempt to take a hard line on people smugglers and asylum seekers arriving by boat has hit a major snag. In December 2010, approximately 50 asylum seekers...

Russia: A Psycho-Neurological Patient's Photo Stories

Pasha Kyshtymov, a lifelong psycho-neurological patient in Siberia, cannot communicate through speech, but had no problems learning to express himself through photography. On his blog, the Russian photographer Oleg Klimov...

Barbados: Jamaicans Plead Guilty to Drug Smuggling

Syria: World Cities Rally Against and For Bashar

Events in Syria are being echoed around the world. Syrians in the diaspora rallied in the majority of the cities in the world, either asking to overthrow Bashar Al Assad...

Tunisia: “The People Want an Independent Judiciary”

“People want independent judiciary" is a slogan that has been recently raised in the streets of Tunisia. Afef Abrougui takes a look at the reactions of bloggers following the release...

Lebanon: Cellphone Cameras for Crowd-Sourcing

Mauritania: Discrimination Plagues Census

Puerto Rico: State Funding of Religious Campaigns

Puerto Rico: Comment from ex Director of Diálogo

Cuba: What is a Terrorist Organization?

Iran: Remember Omid Reza MirSayafi

Ecuador: Newspapers Protest With Covers ‘For Freedom of Expression’

Colombia: Indigenous People March On Antioquia's Independence Day

Costa Rica: Metropolitan Cathedral will be Surrounded by Sluts

Kenya: Mocality Launches Daily Deals and Mobile Apps.

China: Tweets Didn't Start the Fire

China's main state television station has launched a second offensive against microbloggers and users of other social media, this time on the back of the recent British riots. The attack...

Guinea-Bissau: Films From Guinea-Bissau

Bermuda, Jamaica: London Burning

Russia: Bloggers’ Summer of Civic Actions

Although August is traditionally considered a quiet month in Russia, the country's Internet has been alive with hundreds and thousands of people taking part in a number of social actions....

Russia: President is Critisized for New Open Data Initiative.

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