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26 April 2012

Stories from 26 April 2012

Russia: Julian Assange's Debut on RT

India: The Hand Drawn Rickshaws in Kolkata

Bangladesh: Voices from the Korail slum

Uganda: Protesters Bare Bras After Police Sexually Assault Politician

Ugandan netizens have reacted with anger and disgust after NTV Uganda showed a video footage of sexual assault against Ingrid Turinawe, the chairperson for Women League of the Forum for...

Cuba: Bloggers Summit in Matanzas

Puerto Rico: 30 years of the Organization of the Working Woman

Kenya: Four Young African Men Stand Up to Hollywood Stereotypes

After watching a video featuring a 9 year old boy retelling the movie Commando, 4 young men from Kenya approached MamaHope wanting to make their own retelling of Hollywood movies:...

Puerto Rico: Interview of Young Fashion Designer

Puerto Rico: Feminism and Friendship

Colombia: “San Andrés belongs to Colombia”

Panama: New Law Establishes Ministry of Culture

On April 24, 2012, the National Assembly of Panama approved yesterday the "Law of Culture", which among other things elevates the National Institute of Culture to the Ministry of Culture....

South Africa: Urban Road E-Tolling Looms Despite Public Resistance

Despite public outcry, legal challenges and protest actions from civic organisations and labour unions, urban road e-tolling is set to go ahead in Gauteng province in South Africa. This is...

Brazil: Activists Protest in Memory of Military Dictatorship

A number of cities throughout Brazil held both real and virtual events to remember Brazil's Military Dictatorship (1964-1985). Activists held protests to push for punishing the Dictatorship's criminals and to...

France: The Presidential Election Through Foreign Eyes

While the French are preparing to choose a president in the upcoming weeks, French voters overseas and foreign media have reacted as the first round poll came to an end.

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Attitudes to Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution

Bulgaria: Penalty For Getting Pregnant

Bulgaria: “Big Change Begins With Small Steps”

Bolivia: Discussing Indigenous Issues and Natural Resources in the Chaco

Chile: Reasons to Protest Again

On April 25, 2012, students took over the streets again to protest for an inclusive and good quality public education after several months of "silence". Here we share some of...

Peru: The Festival of the Peruvian Cajon

The Peruvian Cajon is a very commonly used instrument in Afro-Peruvian music and Peruvian music in general. The fifth anniversary of the Cajon Festival took place this year and it...