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23 September 2011

Stories from 23 September 2011

Timor-Leste eProcurement Portal

East Timor: Proposed Base Law on Environment

Thailand: Commemoration of 2006 Coup

Russia: Racial Propaganda in the State-Owned Media

RuNet Echo

Drawing on a rich tradition of "political technology" honed under both the Tsarist and Soviet police states, the Russian media are now rife with paid stories planted to advance specific...

Cuba: “Capitalism of the Castros”

Haiti: Duvalier's Lawyer Disrupts Press Conference

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Troy Davis’ Execution

Cuba: “Damas” March Tomorrow

Guyana, Jamaica: Possessed by Strong Narrative

Israel: Beyond ‘us’ and ‘them,’ Lihi Yona is an Arab Jew

Jordan: MPs Wage Battle Against the Youth

This week's House of Representatives parliament sessions in Amman, Jordan, have been the center of public discontent, especially among the youth community. Jordan's young population came under fire during the...

Mexico: Uproar Over Twitter Law Proposed by Veracruz Governor

A controversial law in Mexico could imprison those who spread rumors through social networks on the charge of "disturbing public order". Mexicans are speaking out against the law, which has...

El Salvador: Residents of High-Crime Area Speak of Soldier's Harsh Tactics

Spain: Crowdsourcing Democracy

Zambia: Tweeps Celebrate Michael Sata's Victory

Zambian tweeps as well as other Africans on Twitter have joined thousands of Zambians who have been celebrating around the country since last night. Here is a roundup of tweets...

Russia: Controlled Media Support Party Hijacking

RuNet Echo

With Russia’s parliamentary and presidential elections quickly approaching, political battles are becoming an almost daily occurrence. The latest scandal has reminded many bloggers that political celebrities can be discredited as...

North Korea: Google Earth Reveals Death Camps in Detail

Russia: Cyber Security Code of Conduct?

RuNet Echo

The Russian government is attempting to spread the system of Internet controls abroad. Russian bloggers are interpreting these attempts as either the current regime's basic self-preservation instinct, or, even more...

Puerto Rico: Santurce is Law

Puerto Rico: “Occupy Wall Street”

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