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6 May 2012

Stories from 6 May 2012

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Indonesia: Geography Lesson For Justin Bieber

6 May 2012

While explaining the creative process for one of his new tracks, singer Justin Bieber said that it was recorded in some “random country”. The random country is Indonesia and it angered many netizens and even some of his local fans

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Malaysia: Bersih Demonstrations Around the Globe

6 May 2012

While the Bersih (clean) demonstrations were going on in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week, similar gatherings were being organised by Malaysians overseas. The global protests supported the demand for a more democratic electoral exercise in Malaysia

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India: Freedom Fast To Save Your Voice

6 May 2012

Today is the fifth day of the hunger strike of Aseem Trivedi and Alok Dixit from Save Your Voice campaign to support an annulment motion against the new IT Rules-2011 in the Indian Rajya Sabha. They vowed to carry on until they get any satisfactory response from the government and the opposition.

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Kenya: The Bake Blog Awards 2012

6 May 2012

On 5 May, 2012 the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) rewarded bloggers that post on a regular basis, have great and useful content, are creative and innovative. The awards are part of BAKE’s efforts in the promotion of quality content creation in Kenya.

India: The Best Tea Cafés

6 May 2012

There is a new hype in India – the rise of tea cafés (tea lounges or tea bars). Charukeshi lists some of the best tea cafés in different Indian cities which you can explore.

India: Budget & Corruption

6 May 2012

Ramanujapuram analyzes the Union Budget (annual budget of the Republic of India), and opines that the tax payers are paying interest for the scams and corruption of some of the members of the ruling coalition.

Bangladesh: How Democracy Works

6 May 2012

J. Rahman at Mukti writes about the confrontational politics in Bangladesh and sheds a light into how democracy works in a developing country like Bangladesh.

Greece: Rise of Neo-Nazi Group ‘Golden Dawn’

6 May 2012

Facebook group ‘Leme OCHI sti Chrysi Avgi‘ (We say NO to Golden Dawn) [el] already has more than 11,000 likes. Created on December 2011, the anti-fascist group declares that “Fascism is gangrene, either you rip it off or it kills you”. Group members try to persuade people not to vote...

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