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7 April 2012

Stories from 7 April 2012

Brazilian Music Loses Influential Scholar, Santuza Cambraia Naves

In a country where popular music is so much a part of daily life and of being Brazilian, the study of contemporary musical movements has gained important ground over recent...

Colombia: Award Winning Journalism Video Making Rounds on the Web

The award winning video [es] of 2011 that tries to explain why Colombians are poor despite the natural wealth of the nation has strongly made its rounds on the web, getting...

Bangladesh: Eviction of Slum in Dhaka Creates Humanitarian Catastrophe

On Wednesday the dwellers of Karail slum in Dhaka were evicted by the authorities to free occupied land. The slum dwellers protested by forming a human chain and blocking important...

Russia: Watching News of Patriarch Kirill's Watch Travel

Observers watched this week as a controversy that began in the Russian blogosphere concerning an altered photograph of the Patriarch's watch on the official site of the Russian Orthodox Church...

Panama: Netizens Urge President to Sign Law to Protect Animals

Panama's National Assembly approved a new law that protects domestic animals. But several days later, the law is still awaiting presidential approval. In the mean time, netizens on social networks...

Kuwait: Bedoon Light Candles for Freedom

As a protest against discriminatory state policies and arbitrary arrests, the stateless community in Kuwait (Bedoon) decided to light candles in their houses and post pictures of them on Twitter.

Mali: A War, a Declaration of Independence and Conflicting Objectives

Things have been moving rapidly in the civil war that is tearing Mali apart. On Friday, April 6, Tuareg rebels of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA)...

Iran: 86-year-old mother of political prisoner write a letter to Regime's Leader

According to news sites and blogs,86-year-old mother of an Iranian political prisoner and former MP wrote a letter to Ali Khamenei, Islamic Republic's Leader. Ghasem Sholeh Sadi's mother compare Khamenei...

Iran: “We must boycott national internet”

Anidshehnovin says [fa] that we should boycott Iranian government's national internet because using it means being trapped by intelligent services in Iran. National internet will take off in June according...

Malawi: Online Reaction to Mutharika's Death

Victor Kaonga looks at online reaction following the news of Bingu wa Mutharika's death. Mutharika was Malawi's third president. He died following a cardiac arrest on Thursday morning. This is...

Azerbaijan: Anti-virus software and machine translation

NetProphet comments on the release of Azerbaijan's first domestically produced anti-virus software, named after the country's capital, B.A.K.U. Launched at an expensive hotel, the event was not without its glitches,...

Peru: Rains Overflow Rivers and Flood Loreto

The rain in Peru has not stopped. Since February heavy rains have been causing floods across the country. Here are some citizen reports of flooding in the region of Loreto...

Colombia: “Lend Your Leg” Campaign Raises Awareness about Antipersonnel Mines

On April 4 the "International Day for Mine Awareness" took place as part of Lend Your Leg. During the day netizens shared opinions on Twitter on what this harsh truth...

Sri Lanka: The White Van Adbuctions Continue

Groundviews reports that twenty nine disappearance have been reported in Sri Lankan media between February and March 2012, and so far little has done to find/rescue those people and end...

Pakistan: Media Silence On The Death of Ahmadiyya Activist

Rashid Zafar at Pak Tea House questions the silence of Pakistani media over the recent death of Master Abdul Qudoos Ahmad, an well known member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community,...

Video: Community in Spain Gives up Easter Processions to Help Three Families

A religious community in Malaga, Spain have decided to forego the Easter Week processions and celebrations so they could donate the money destined for flowers and music to three families...

Pakistan: Immediate Reactions on the Death of Sindhi Nationalist Leader

On 23rd of March, Karachi (Sindh) hosted a massive rally for the independence of Sindh from the Pakistani state which was organized by the Long-Live Sindh National Front (JSQM) under...

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