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1 May 2012

Stories from 1 May 2012

Afghanistan: Citizens March to Protest against Karzai’s Neglect

Uzbekistan: Independent modern art theatre awarded for culture

Cuba: Interview with Ferrer Garcia

Turkmenistan: Facebook Group Satirizes Politics

Mongolia: Ex-president arrested for corruption

Cuba: Nothing Changes on May Day

Today, Cuba marks May Day, an occasion that is strongly linked to the concept of labour empowerment, as workers from various towns march with their colleagues to Plaza de la...

Mongolia: German beavers to restore ecosystem

Afghanistan: ICG skeptical about peace talks

Afghanistan: Pay up or go to Hell, says Taliban financial offer

Jamaica: Housing Agency on Weak Foundation

May Day Marked Around the Arab World

May Day, or Labour Day, is commemorated in many Arab countries. In this post we look at some of the day's events this year: in Libya it became a national...

Italy: Future of News at Perugia International Journalism Festival

From April 25-29, Perugia, a charming city in the Italian region of Umbria became a vibrant meeting point for media enthousiasts and journalists from all over the world, with the...

Malawi: Bloggers’ Reactions to New President Joyce Banda

A roundup of bloggers' comments and opinions about Joyce Banda, the newly elected president of Malawi following the death of President Bingu Wa Mutharika, on 5 April, 2012.

Singapore: Netizens Reject Proposed Code of Conduct

The Singapore government is urging the online community to support the drafting of a Code of Conduct to regulate the usage of internet. But many netizens are not supportive of...

Indonesia: The Curious Case of the Governor's Middle Finger

The Jakarta Governor sparked controversy when he gave a middle finger salute in a youth event. He later claimed that he doesn't know the meaning of the gesture. Netizens share...

Mexico: Bike Ride Protest Clashes With Local Government

On April 28, a group of cyclists organised a bike ride in protest of the Mexico City government's project to construct the so-called "Supervía Poniente" (Poniente Super-road). According to witnesses...

Colombia: French Journalist Roméo Langlois Kidnapped

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