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28 March 2012

Stories from 28 March 2012

Sri Lanka: How Should We React To Beggars?

The Puppeteer invokes the debate “how should we react to beggars?” How do we know they are sincere or professionals?

Pakistan: Demand for Independence of Sindh

A freedom march organized by one of the biggest Sindhi nationalist parties, has drawn a huge crowd in Karachi city. The news was either blocked or under-reported in most of...

Chile: Blogging About Government Transparency in ‘El Vaso’

Ciudadano Inteligente, an organization that aims to make Chilean politics more transparent, has created a blog titled ‘El Vaso’ [es] to inform and promote a discussion about technology and government...

Algeria: 2012 Election Watchdog launched by Internet Activists

With the upcoming Algerian Legislative Election scheduled for May 10, 2012, one of the many elections taking place in 2012 [fr] within the continent of Africa, a collaborative website called...

Bolivia: Promoting Internet Connectivity in the ‘Real’ and ‘Virtual’ World

Blogger Mario R. Durán from Palabras Libres [es] lists the recent accomplishments of a group of activists that make up the Facebook group “Más ancho de banda para Bolivia” (“More...

Guadeloupe: A Cuban-born Mulatto, Mayor of Paris

Guadeloupean blogger B.World Connection posts about the release of a book about the first non-white Mayor of Paris, who accomplished much towards secularity and social progress in the 19th century...

Argentinians Ask to #Freethebooks

The coming into force of a resolution that restricts the importation of books has caused a new controversy. Here we bring together reactions that Argentinians have been sharing in recent...

Cuba: Who will the Pope Support?

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Santiago de Cuba on Monday, the second visit by a Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church to the island in 14 years. The web, especially...

Brazil: Thoughts on Access to Science on Document Freedom Day

In the Document Freedom Day, March 28, Brazilian blogger and professor Ladislau Dowbor writes [pt] about open access to science, and questions the price of information. He also shares his...

‘Mujeres Construyendo': Empowering Women, One Blog at a Time

Mujeres Construyendo, the first platform for female bloggers in Spanish, wants to convert Hispanic women into creators of internet content. We talk to its founder, Claudia Calvin, about this growing...

Armenia: US Ambassador urges free, fair and credible elections

Ambassador Heffern's Video Blog's comments on the upcoming parliamentary elections in Armenia. Posted on the U.S. Embassy's YouTube Channel, the American diplomat stresses the need for free and fair elections,...

Nicaragua: Film on Consequences of Leaked Sex Videos Seeks Crowdfunding

An award-winning team of producers and actors is coming together in rural Nicaragua to make a movie on the consequences of teenagers making an intimate video which then becomes public...

Macedonia, Kazakhstan: Triumphal Arches to Celebrate 20 Years of Independence

The leaders of Kazakhstan and Macedonia have chosen the same architectural devices - triumphal arches - to mark the two decades of their states' divorce from the larger unions. Filip...

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