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27 April 2012

Stories from 27 April 2012

Malaysia: Rare Earth Processing Plant Creates Backlash

An Australian mining company has established a processing plant in Kuantan, Malaysia. But many Malaysians are incensed that this plant was constructed without consulting the residents. Netizens debate whether the...

Bolivia: TIPNIS Indigenous March Again

Iran: Opposition sites under cyber attack

Nepal: Asia Pacific Photo-Story Contest 2012

Tunisia: Uproar at Kiss of President's Hand

On April 26 a video featuring two men kissing the hand of interim Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki made a buzz on the web. Kissing the hand of the president is...

Ethiopia: Netizens Outraged as Ethiopia Steps Up Internet Censorship

Ethiopian bloggers are outraged and expressing their concern on different social media platforms as the Ethiopian government increasingly engages in blocking and surveillance of selected websites, blogs and Facebook pages.

Bangladesh: Citizen's Voice, A Citizen Watchdog for Public Services

7 Billion Actions

Citizen’s Voice (Nagorikkontho.org) is an online project to empower Bangladeshi citizens by having their voices heard regarding feedback on public services.

Trinidad & Tobago: Grammatically Correct

Haiti: Death by “Clairin”

Jamaica: Of Art & Literature

Australia: What Would Change Your Mind on Climate?

'I Can Change Your Mind'. The scenario is simple. A wily conservative ex-politician and a young climate activist visit their ‘experts’ around the globe together. It’s a futile and inevitably...

Taiwan: Travel with Art

Trinidad & Tobago: Talking Common Sense

Trinidad and Tobago: Watching Crime & Dangerous Dogs

Two controversial topics are grabbing the attention of bloggers from Trinidad and Tobago: the recent arrest of the host of “Crime Watch”, a popular local television show and the proposed...

Chinese blind lawyer and activist Chen Guangcheng flees house arrest

Russia: Putin Proposes Contentious State Power Grab in Siberia

RuNet Echo

On April 20, 'Kommersant' revealed an ongoing legislative project to create a state company to oversee the economic development of Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East. The schism at...

Russia: Dombrovsky and Molotov

Indonesia: New General Election Law

Estonia: Places to Eat Out in Tallinn

Ukraine: Update on Yulia Tymoshenko's Case