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8 January 2012

Stories from 8 January 2012

Africa: ICTs for Refugees and Displaced Persons

In Africa and elsewhere, ICTs have become an important tool at times of crisis with technologies such as SMS, VOIP, and mobile phones becoming especially invaluable for refugees and displaced...

Russia: Pictures from the Rocket Factory

Mauritania: Terror Grips Town

Zimbabwe: The “E” Word and Future of Democracy

Nigeria: Meet the Organiser of Occupy Nigeria in London

Japan: Year 2011 for the Art World

India: #IFeelUp Tweet-a-thon Is Underway

Philippines: Environment Disasters Linked to Mining, Logging Operations

Massive floods and landslides hit many parts of the Philippines in the past three weeks which killed more than 1,500 people and affected hundreds of thousands of poor villagers. Netizens...

Singapore: Minister's Comments Spark Internet Meme

Find out why this phrase ‘When I made the decision…' became an internet meme in Singapore involving a comment made by a senior state minister. It follows the recent decision...

CEE: “Spotted by Locals”

Venezuela: Netizens Threatened, Hacked