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4 May 2012

Stories from 4 May 2012

Russia: Varlamov's Failure in Omsk

RuNet Echo

Ilya Varlamov, the Moscow photographer and popular blogger whom an online primary nominated last month to run for mayor of Omsk, has ended his election campaign. Varlamov provoked a serious...

Pakistan: Public Reaction on PM's Contempt Verdict

The long process of contempt case against Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ended with verdict of a symbolic punishment of 37 seconds against him. Analysts say that the decision...

Colombia: Telework Law or Microsoft Law?

Cameroon: Open Collaboration for African Techies

Africa: Is Faint Medal the next Osibisa?

North Korea Says More Satellite Launches Are Coming

Angola: Loss of a Human Rights Advocate

Uruguay: Twitter and Politics

Mexico: Netizens and Journalists React to the Murder of Regina Martínez

The murder of journalist Regina Martinez is considered by experts as an attack on freedom of expression and the right to information. Colleagues and citizens expressed their outrage and their...

Brazil: Blogging Carnival on the New Forestry Code

Russia: Tolstoy's ‘War and Peace’ Legacy Today

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo continues its series examining the 200th anniversary of Tsarist Russia's Victory over Napoleon by examining Leo Tolstoy's novel 'War and Peace' and the role it plays today online....

Georgia: World Press Freedom Day Protest Demonstration

Syria: Yara Shammas Released

Syria: Flowers for Peace among All Syrians

Global Voices in Bulgarian Lauded on World Press Freedom Day

Vietnam: Restrictive New Internet Policy

Mauritania: Opposition Sit-in Attacked by Security Forces

A sit-in in Nouakchott by opposition groups was violently dispersed by security forces in the early hours of May 3. It was the latest of a series of protests that...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Political Letters

Trinidad & Tobago: Getting Wired with Online News

Lasana Liburd is a veteran journalist based in Trinidad & Tobago. Earlier this year, he launched Wired868, an online newspaper, which for the time being specializes in football coverage in...

Philippines: Discussion About K-12 Education Reform

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