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27 December 2011

Stories from 27 December 2011

‘Developing Latin America': Open Data Projects

Technology for Transparency Network

The 'Desarrollando Latin América' (Developing Latin America) competition, a public hackathon for creating technological solutions to education, security and budgetary problems in six countries in the region, took place on...

A Radical Solution For Global Poverty: Open Borders

Various experts say that extreme poverty isn't inevitable. The most radical solution to drastically reducing global poverty would be, for many economic experts, opening the borders between countries and allowing...

North Korean State Websites Started Praising the Heir after Kim's Death

Morocco: The Tale of the February 20 Movement in 20 Videos

A look back at how the Moroccan pro-democracy movement "February 20" has used videos, as very powerful and viral social media tool to get its message across. Hisham Almiraat shares...

Egypt: Reaping Legal Victories as the Revolution Continues

Egyptians are reaping victories in the halls of courtrooms. First, blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah has been released by a judge pending investigations, after spending 56 days behind bars yesterday. Then,...

Taiwan: Crowd-funded investigative journalism website kicks off

Latin America: Youth Unemployment

Peru: Afro-Peruvian Christmas Music

Christmas, a Christian celebration that arrived in Perú with the Spaniards at the beginning of the sixteenth century, was adapted over the years by different Peruvian communities. The black community...

Russia: The Opposition in St. Petersburg Fails to Reach Understanding

RuNet Echo

December 2011 post-election protest events consist of two elements: 'professional oppositioners' and concerned citizens. In Moscow those two elements managed to get together. In St. Petersburg, however, the meeting was...

Singapore: Animal Lovers Rally to Save Stray Dogs

Animal-lovers in Singapore have been rallying to save the lives of stray dogs in Punggol, after authorities stepped up efforts to round up the strays, possibly for culling.

Pakistan: The Night Benazir Bhutto was Killed

Bhutan: A Father's Letter to His Son

China: Rural Migrant Workers’ Protests

China: Top 10 Problems in 2011

Bangladesh: The Dhaka Project Celebrates Students’ Success

China: Ticket for Noah’s Ark 2012 Sold Online

India: A Photo Journey to Hatu Temple in Himachal Pradesh

India:Call for ‘Back to Basics’ in Kashmir

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