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17 January 2012

Stories from 17 January 2012

U.S. Bills Could Threaten the Global Internet

Ignoring the warnings of citizens and technologists, United States lawmakers are considering two bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), that are a real...

Nepal: Evolution Of Export Destination

South Korea’s Richest Conglomerate Criticized for Environmental Pollution

Iran: Gender based books for schools

Iran: Another Blogger in Jail

Brazil/Portugal: “Word of Mouth” Launches Online Channel

Belgium, D. R. of Congo: Miss Belgium 2012 on Gay Marriage

Liberia: Lawmaker in the Web of Nudity

Netizens discuss the recent revelation of a scandalous episode of nudity widely known in Liberia as ‘Snoweleaks' or ‘Snowegate' which involves Edwin Melvin Snowe, Jr., a very popular lawmaker.

South Africa: The Blogosphere's Take on ANC's 100 Years

The African National Congress (ANC) has just celebrated its 100 years in existence in South Africa, moving from a radical resistance movement to the leading political party in the country....

Mexico: Netizens Mobilize for the Tarahumara Indigenous People

Netizens organized food drives for the Tarahumara indigenous people of Chihuahua after a video, reporting the alleged suicide of 50 natives to avoid starvation, spread online. Although there is insufficient...

Venezuela: Interview with Luis Carlos Díaz on Cyber Attacks

Bolivia: New Judges Face Systemic Challenges

Black Women in European Politics: from Struggle to Success

Nowadays, it is a common to witness African-born women with successful careers in Europe. Despite the evident challenges, many have also distiguished themselves in politics. Still, it was not so...

Responses to AP's News Bureau in North Korea

Russia: Moscow Population Cuts

Russia: Making A Run For It

Ukraine: Bandera on the Move

Poland: Martial Law 30 Years On

Costa Rica: I'm Happy In That Water

Malaysia: Ministry Blames Google Translate for Website Errors

Don’t wear “clothes that poke eye” and remember the “Mongoose fight” uniform for official functions. These are some of the funny English translation errors in the website of Malaysia’s Ministry...

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