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16 April 2012

Stories from 16 April 2012

Russia: Evgeni Malkin's Journey to the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

RuNet Echo

Evgeni Malkin - a Russian-born ice hockey player who currently serves as the alternate captain for the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins - has led his team to the 2012 Stanley Cup...

Ecuador: New “Conectándonos” Blog Announces Gathering in May

Nigeria: Virality is a Cause

Kenya: Kenyan Films in Africa Movie Academy Awards

Ethiopia: PEN Awards Top Prize to Jailed Journalist and Blogger

Ethiopia: Teddy Afro's New Album Stirs Up Online Discussion

This is a roundup of reactions to Teddy Afro’s new album, Tikur Sew, which pays homage to King Menelik II, whose victory over the Italians at the Battle of Adwa...

Iran's “Electronic Curtain” Animated by U.S. State Department

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau for International Information Programs has released a short animation about Iran's "electronic curtain" on YouTube.

China: Feminist Questions ‘Date NGO Girls’ Charity Event

A nonprofit organization that supports the development of NGOs recently introduced a charity event in Beijing to help young female NGO staffers to find their marriage match. However, prominent feminist...

Brazil: Homage to the Victims of the Amazon in Washington, D.C.

President Dilma Rousseff's official visit to Washington, D.C. attracted around 100 people to the Brazilian embassy in an act of solidarity with the Amazonian victims. Learn a little more about...

Chinese Africans in Hong Kong

Spain: Faces of the victims of the economic crisis

Australian Broadcaster Wins First Indigenous Journalism Award

Tunisia: Book Readers to the Streets!

Following weeks of demonstrations in Tunis, a new event has been announced, called “L'avenue ta9ra”, or “The avenue reads”. The plan is for Tunisians to bring their books to Habib...

India: The Supreme Court Upholds Right to Education

India: Administration Backlash over a Political Cartoon and it's Aftermath

Mali: Timbuktu, a Cultural Treasure in Peril

The name Timbuktu conjures up a majestic, stately image. However, the war in northern Mali and the presence of small terrorist groups constitute a serious threat to the fate of...

Mexico: Children in Viral Video Shake Up Presidential Campaign

A video showing everyday examples of corruption, violence, and other scenes acted by children, has sparked mixed reactions in Mexico. The message of the video is that the country has...

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