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5 April 2012

Stories from 5 April 2012

Video: Nonprofits Show Their Work Through Award Winning Videos

Winners for the 6th Annual doGooder Non Profit Video Awards were announced on 5 April, 2012. Following, the winning videos for the 4 different categories: small, medium and large organizations...

Video: Firefox Flicks Video Contest

The Firefox Flicks worldwide contest will give awards for short films teaching web browser consumers about online issues such as privacy, choice, interoperability and opportunity, and how the non-profit Firefox...

Brazil: University Students Make Demands and Question Budget for Aquarium

About 200 students of the Regional University of Cariri [pt], Brazil, protested on Monday, April 2, for state government resources to hire teachers and improve infrastructure. On a video of...

Colombia: Nostalgia for 1990s Peruvian TV

In the 1990s, cable television was too expensive for most Colombians, who resorted to cheap satellite dish services colloquially known as perubólicas [es] (a portmanteau of Peru and [antenas] parabólicas),...

South Korea: Illegal Surveillance of Citizens and Entertainers

South Korea's presidential administration has come under fire over its illegal monitoring of civilians. Entertainers who often hosted anti-government protests have revealed that they have been followed and monitored by...

Brazil: Collective Blogging to Uncover Dictatorship Files

Journalist and blogger Niara de Oliveira compiled [pt] the 52 posts published within the fifth collective blogging “DesarquivandoBR” (“Unarchiving” Brazil), urging the opening of files kept secret from Brazil's military...

Mali: An Introduction to the Tuareg Population

The blog of the Tuareg movement Temoust Survie  publishes a post (via information from l'Express [fr])  that provides [fr] a brief introduction to the Tuareg culture  : “we are a nomadic people living...

France: Pirate Party Fields Candidates in Legislative Election

The Pirate Party, which was started in Sweden in 2006, has since spread to other countries in Europe. In Germany, the local elections of Sunday, March 25, 2012, allowed the...

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood versus SCAF – the Fall of the Masks?

“A million men march to demand the fall of Ganzouri's cabinet” read the official newspaper of the Freedom and Justice Party after events that have left the Egyptian population baffled....

Ukraine: Lukyanivska Prison – “Where People Are Kept Like Animals”

On April 2, the Ukrainian TV channel TVi aired Kostiantyn Usov's documentary about living conditions and treatment of inmates at Kyiv's Lukyanivska prison, as well as widespread corruption among the...

China: Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Puts Himself Under Web Surveillance

Prominent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei had installed four live webcams at his home in Beijing as a symbolic protest against the police's 24-hour surveillance of him. However, the Chinese authorities...

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