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6 March 2012

Stories from 6 March 2012

Russia: 11 Areas of Election-Related ICT Innovation

Сrisis can be a fruitful time for innovation. In Russia, post-election protests have given birth to dozens of new web platforms and mobile applications. Gregory Asmolov summarises some of the...

Tanzania: Support Operation 365

Colombia: Celebrating Gabriel García Márquez's 85th Birthday on Facebook

Bolivia: Disabled Demonstrators End Weeks of Protests

Iran: ‘Crackdown on social network users’

Russia: Sex, Women, Putin and Videos

Young women calling on co-enthusiasts to rip off their clothes for Putin last summer, seemed to have disappeared from the scene. As the election season draws to a close in...

Argentina: President Fernández's Speech Under Netizens’ Scrutiny

On March 1, Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner gave a speech in the Senate. Twitter functioned as a centralizer of comments and discussion during its broadcast, and Internet users...

Puerto Rico: The History of the Artist Wrestling Federation

Puerto Rico: Gender and Causality

Puerto Rico: “Ilegal” death of Filiberto Ojeda Ríos

Trinidad & Tobago: Political Performance

Cuba: Opposition Wants to Meet with Pope

Haiti: Demonstration over Shooting Death

Cuba: Communication Cut-Off

Honduras: In Sabanagrande, Making Fun of Police is No Joke

Amidst numerous accusations of police corruption in Honduras, a cultural tradition held every year in the town of Sabanagrande has increased the tension between civilians and police. Blogger Fabricio Estrada,...

East Timor: Nation Loses a Treasured Political Elder

Online tributes pour in after the loss of one of East Timor's political elders, known affectionately as "Grandfather". Francisco "Avó" Xavier do Amaral was the declarer of independence in 1975,...

Armenia: Eurovision propaganda fiasco

Madagascar: Protesting Endemic Poverty

Mozambique: Time lapse viral video of storm over Maputo

Brazil: Pay TV Giant Campaigns Against New Act

Act 12.485/1, approved by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff on September 2011, establishing new rules for pay television, has already created controversy among satellite television providers, subscribers and independent producers. Satellite...

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