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12 April 2012

Stories from 12 April 2012

Indonesia: Jakarta Governor Race Heats Up

Indonesian netizens discuss the local elections in Jakarta and many are expressing their views about the reelection bid of the incumbent governor.

Tanzania: Farewell to a Film Star

Tanzania bid farewell to one of its most popular film stars, Steven Kanumba, with an emotionally-charged funeral on 11 April, 2012. He died early on Saturday morning, aged 28, after...

Spain: Christ Dances to Brazilian Pop Hit in Religious Procession

During the religious procession marking the end of the Christian Easter week in Alhama de Murcia, Spain, the image of the Resurrected Christ was struck by the Telomania, when the...

Armenia: Nationalist Threats Against Local Activist

Just weeks after one example of censorship in Armenia comes another with local peace activist Georgi Vanyan receiving abuse and death threats from nationalists opposed to screening Azerbaijani films in...

Iran: Detained web developer under pressure

Nepal: Documentary Focuses on the Children of the Conflict

Honduras: Report Highlights Country's Human Rights Situation

Senegal: No Slack for President Wade After Peaceful Election Defeat

While the outside world seems to celebrate Abdoulaye Wade's peaceful election defeat in Senegal, the Senegalese blogosphere is still critical of Wade's tenure as a president. Bloggers recall the victims...

Egypt: Advocating for Residents of Informal Neighbourhoods

Myanmar: Sex Tourism Industry

Czech Republic, Ukraine: Migrant Domestic Workers’ Rights

Myanmar: Transparency in Development Aid

Hashtags to Monitor Indonesia quake

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