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6 February 2012

Stories from 6 February 2012

Thailand: Scholars Press for Lese Majeste Law Reform

Video: 6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards

Syria: “Revolution + Blood – Oil = Veto”

Netizens are still enraged over Saturday's double veto by Beijing and Moscow of the United Nations Security Council draft resolution on ending 11 months of violence in Syria.

Colombia: The daily El Colombiano Celebrates 100 Years

Palestine: A Blogging Initiative for Jerusalem, the Praying City

Palestinian bloggers have joined hands to blog for their country, in a blogging initiative led by Abir Kopty under the theme: “For you, oh praying city, we blog.” In the...

Russia: Practice of Compulsory Military Service Comes Under Attack

RuNet Echo

Russia's compulsory military service practices are under attack due to a variety of reasons, including economic inefficiency, governmental corruption, and brutal hazing rituals that incite young conscripts to take their...

Jamaica, St. Vincent: Happy Earth Day, Mr. Marley

Video: Sociology Cinema Gathers Videoclips for Lecture Topics

Online video is being used by sociology instructors at the University of Maryland to teach basic concepts and accompany lectures. In The Sociological Cinema video clips are tagged and referenced...

Cuba: Politics & Internet Access

Jamaica: Women's Political Role

Jamaica: Playing with the Law

Guyana: Send in the Clowns

Uganda: What Lies Beneath the Cloak of Exclusivity?

The formation of a Facebook group called ‘Mzungus in Uganda' has stirred up controversy and a heated debate on Facebook. Mzungu is a term commonly used in southern, central and...

Iran: Beautiful nature

Iran: No War, No Dictatorship

Africa: Highs and Lows of the 2012 African Cup of Nations

People unite around their national football teams in Africa more than anywhere else in the world. In the fervour surrounding the 2012 African Cup of Nations, there are two points...

Zambia: Netizens Weigh in on Labour Minister, Chinese Quarrel

This is a roundup of reactions from Zambian netizens following a public quarrel involving the Labour Minister Chishimba Kambwili, the Chief Medical Officer of the Chinese-run Sino-Zam Friendly Hospital in...

Africa: 2012 Cup of Nations Delivers Many Surprises

The first round of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations has been full of surprises as tournament favourites, such as Senegal and Morocco, have already been eliminated. Tweets from around...

Yemen: Yemeni Protesters Greet Saleh With a Shoe in New York

Yemenis in New York threw a shoe in the direction of outgoing Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, whom they say should be standing before the International Criminal Court and not...

Tunisia: Politicians and Deputies Opt for Open Governance Through Social Media

The toppling of the Ben Ali regime last January paved the way for a growth in the use of social media across Tunisia. Today, politicians are using the same tools...

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