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7 September 2011

Stories from 7 September 2011

North Korea’s Character Set has Unique Characters Reserved for Kim Jong Il

North Korea's GPS Jamming Device

Russia: Plane Crashes with Lokomotive Ice Hockey Team

RuNet Echo

On the afternoon of September 7, 2011 an airplane carrying nearly all the players of the Lokomotive professional ice hockey team crashed only 500 meters after take-off near Yaroslavl in...

Mexico: What are Mexicans Saying About Their President's Annual State of the Union?

Mexicans have reacted to the message given by Felipe Calderon as part of his "Fifth State of the Union", delivered while the "war" against drug cartels and the election process...

Peru Enacts Law Requiring Prior Consultation with Indigenous Peoples

U.S. Virgin Islands: Possible Storm

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Wikileaks & 2005 Election

Cuba: Preparing for Elections

Jamaica: Love & Language

Mexico: Twitter Hashtags as Source of Citizen-Driven News due to ‘Narco Censorship’

Chile: Mining Deaths Below Trend Through July 2011

Africa, Latin America: A Portfolio on Black Minorities in South America

Guinea: Nadine Bari's Fight to Reduce Poverty in Guinea

7 Billion Actions

Nadine Bari is a French citizen who has created one of the oldest humanitarian organizations in Guinea, Guinée-Solidarité. With donations from Europe they have helped supply schools, hospitals, and helped...

China: Sex, Censorship and the Rise of ‘People's Porn’

Katrien Jacobs, author of new book 'People's Pornography: Sex and Surveillance on the Chinese Internet', discusses the emergence of an online erotic culture in China that openly describes individuals' personal...

Egypt: Mubarak Trial Updates

India: Bomb Blast Outside Delhi High Court Kills Nine

At least 9 people have been reported killed and over 45 injured in a blast outside the Delhi High Court earlier this morning. Indian netizens have reacted with shock and...

China: Scenes from the tobacco harvest

China: Who Are the Real “Orientalists”?

Libya: Blogger Jad is Missing

Morocco: SlutWalk Gets a Toehold

"Stand out for yourselves and demand respect. Shame has to switch sides!" This is the cri de guerre of Majdoline Lyazidi, the 20-year-old founder of SlutWalk Morocco, a Facebook page...