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5 May 2012

Stories from 5 May 2012

Greece: Public Speech Controversies

Greece: General Elections on Twitter

Greece: Possible Hacking Attack on Election Day?

Brazil Approves Racial Quotas in Higher Education

The Supreme Court of Brazil has unanimously approved the adoption of racial quota policies in higher education institutions across the country. The approval of the policy brings up again the...

Armenia: Chaos as Balloons Explode at Election Campaign Rally

Disaster struck a parliamentary election campaign rally in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, on Friday 4 May, when a cigarette apparently caused gas-filled balloons to ignite. Reports indicate that over 140...

Best of the Blogs 2012: Winners Announced

After a month of voting and jury discussions, the awards for this year's Best of the Blogs - the BOBs - have been decided. In addition to winners decided by...

India: Google Search's Change in Algorithm and Its Impact

Google’s recent algorithm change in their search engine affected low quality Search engine optimization/link building services, much of which was being outsourced by the US to countries like India. While...

Spain: Madrid Preparing for “Indignado” Anniversary

The anniversary of 15M - which will be celebrated throughout Spain - promises a month full of initiatives led mainly by neighbors and town assemblies. The common objective is to...

Cuba: National Meeting of Bloggers Ends in Controversy

The Meeting of Cuban Bloggers was held on 27th and 28th April 2012. More than 60 bloggers from all the provinces in the country spent two days sharing their experiences...