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14 April 2012

Stories from 14 April 2012

Armenia: Support for Georgi Vanyan

Following the cancellation last week of a festival of Azerbaijani films in Armenia amid threats of violence, alternative voices online comment on the campaign targeting the organizer, peace activist Georgi...

India: When Tradition Is Injurious To Health

Ram Bansal elaborates what Indian traditions are damaging to human health.

Bangladesh: Theory of Dynasty Politics

Mukti provides a rudimentary theory of dynastic politics in Bangladesh.

Guinea-Bissau: Hospital Suffers “Collateral Damages” from Coup d'Etat

Simão Mendes National Hospital employees have been posting photos and reports [pt] on their Facebook profile [pt] which illustrate “collateral damages” from the coup d'état that took place on April...

Remembering Murdered Activist, Vittorio Arrigoni

A year after the killing in Gaza of the International Solidarity Movement activist, Vittorio Arrigoni, events are planned in cities throughout Italy, Europe, Palestine and the world. Citizens of the...

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

It has been another interesting week in the Caribbean blogosphere, with netizens discussing everything from crime to upcoming elections…

Fuel Price Protests in Several Indonesian Cities

Several Indonesian cities were rocked by protests and riots against petrol price hikes in the past few weeks. Netizens debated if the price increase is appropriate. Twitter users have maximized...

United Kingdom: Cases of Child Malnutrition on the Rise

El col·laborador del portal Kaoesenlared, Charlie Cooper, va publicar el 13 de març un article sobre l'augment dels casos de malnutrició infantil al Regne Unit.

Africa: Southern Africa Needs an ECOWAS

Following moves by ECOWAS (The Economic Community of West African States) to defend democracy in West Africa Rumbidzai argues that Southern Africa needs an ECOWAS: “The Southern African Development Committee...

South Africa: Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project Unveiled

Nelson Mandela goes digital: “The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is a digital archive project dedicated to Nelson Mandela. The online project has over 1900 documents, photographs and films of...

Mozambique: First African Board Book Gathering

Maputo is playing host to the first ever African meeting of publishers of board books. These are sturdy books, published on a small scale (often for children) with strong covers...

Algeria: Tributes Paid to Late President Ahmed Ben Bella

Following the death of Ahmed Ben Bella, Arab netizens have remembered the man who was Algeria's first president.

Singapore: If We Launched the Rocket…

Following North Korea's reported failure to launch a rocket, a hashtag popped up on Twitter: #ifSingaporelaunchedarocket. Singaporean tweeples used the hashtag to write about their observations of Singaporean culture and...

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