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9 April 2012

Stories from 9 April 2012

Pakistan: Stop Dumping On Us

Pakistan has become a dumping ground of plastic and medical wastes in the past decades. The people of the country had been exposed too long to harmful diseases due to...

Guatemala: Photos of Holy Week in Antigua

AntiguaDailyPhoto posts a slideshow with photos of Holy Week in Antigua, Guatemala taken by Leonel [Nelo] Mijangos.

One Day on Earth: Worldwide Collaborative Music Video Released

A new music video has been released in preparation for the worldwide screening of the Global Collaborative film One Day on Earth, which will take place in locations all around...

Greece: #Police_Victims

Following the serious injury of photojournalist Marios Lolos at Thursday evening's demonstrations in Athens, Greece, in memory of 77-year-old #Dimitris_Christoulas who committed suicide in Syntagma Square on April 4, Greek netizens have been...

Thailand: Internet Freedom Threats and Violations

Aim Sinpeng reports that internet censorship has continued in Thailand despite the victory of the opposition in the last elections. The government continues to block thousands of websites for violating...

El Salvador: Photos of Holy Week Carpets

Hunnapuh shares photos [es] of the carpets (“alfombras” in Spanish) made for this year's Holy Week in El Salvador. Tim explained more about these carpets in his blog back in...

Cuba: Unholy Actions

Pedazos de la Isla reports on the “wave of terror” that plagued the island's dissidents over Holy Week, here and here.

Trinidad & Tobago: Madness in the Ministry

The curious case of Cheryl Miller, an employee of the Ministry of Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development who reportedly got into an argument with a senior official and,...

Uruguay: Documentary on Jewish Immigration in Uruguay

A documentary [es] on the development of Jewish Town in Montevideo, Uruguay was shared by the Latin Americanist  in honor of  the recently celebrated Passover.

Kenya: Young Man Invents Wooden Extension Cable

Kenyan young man invents wooden extension cable, AfriGadget reports: “A young man from Kiandutu slums in Thika had always wanted to be an electrical engineer, but lack of fees denied...

Grenada, Barbados: The Fallout over Journalist's Firing

Rawle Titus -veteran journalist and president of the Media Workers Association of Grenada since 2008- was dismissed from his post as editor of the Grenada Advocate after he refused to...

Portugal: Police Prevents Workers From Writing a Banner for the General Strike

Francisco da Silva, on his blog Artigo 58, shares a video [pt] that shows a group of domestic workers in Lisbon preparing a banner for the general strike (March 24,...

Brazil: Contemporary Slavery and Proposals to Fight the Practice

Although the practice of exercising the right of property over other human beings was abolished in Brazil in 1888 with the signing of the Golden Law, in practice, exploitation of...

Overseas Chinese Students Bring Changes to China?

Ali from Offbeat China discussed the impact of overseas Chinese students to China upon their return. The discussion in major overseas Chinese student web forums indicate that rather than the...

Iran: Electronic Curtain in Animation

Here is a video cartoon, portraying what Iranian users face in Iran for connecting to the Internet. The video invites online users around the world to follow #ConnectIran tag on...

Worldwide Concern Over Critical State of Bahraini Activist

Netizens around the world have expressed their great concern over the deteriorating state of Bahraini human rights activist Abdulhadi Alkhawaja. The Bahraini authorities sentenced him to life imprisonment last year,...

Myanmar: Continuing Press Freedom Violations

The International Freedom of Expression Exchange lists five concerns that highlight the continuing press freedom violations in Myanmar

China: The Uyghur Human Rights Project

A new blog Xianjiang Source interviewed Henryk Szadziewski about the Uyghur Human Rights Project, which aims at promoting human rights and democracy for Uyghurs and others living in East Turkestan.

China: Struggle to Remember Fang Lizhi

Chinese intellectual Fang Lizhi, who inspired a whole generation of student activists during the 1980s, passed away on April 6, 2012 in the United States, at the age of 76....

Overview of Buddhism in Vietnam

tomosaigon provides a brief introduction of the various Buddhist sects in Vietnam.

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