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8 May 2012

Stories from 8 May 2012

Cambodia Gay Pride Week 2012

Cambodia Gay Pride Week 2012 will take place on May 11 until May 20. Some of the activities include film screenings, parties, Buddhist blessings, and the first Cambodia Pride Amazing...

Thailand: Grandfather Jailed for Lese Majeste Dies

Amphon Tangnoppakul, the 62-year-old Thai jailed for Lese Majeste (royal insult), died in prison today. His 20-year jail sentence was criticized by human rights advocates who are also demanding an...

Macedonia: Protest Announced in Support of Environmental Activist on Trial

Greenbox blog reported [mk] that the Green Coalition and NGO Lenka would hold a protest in front of Veles court on May 9, 2012, at 11:30 AM, before the start...

Democratic Republic of Congo: Clandestine Abortions on the Rise in Goma

Illegal abortion is a common practice in several provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly in Goma, Nord-Kivu. Congolese law prohibits abortion in all parts of the country. The...

Martinique: “Think Like A Man”, Just Not in France

The cancellation of the release of American movie “Think Like A Man” in movie theaters is being discussed by French of African descent. Read on to find out how an...

Guatemala: State of Siege Due to Hydroelectric Plant Conflict

The Guatemalan government has declared a state of siege in Santa Cruz Barillas, following demonstrations and clashes sparked by the death of a community leader who opposed the construction of...

Zambia: Netizens Sceptically Hail Draft Constitution

Zambian netizens discuss the draft consitution released on 1 May by the Technical Committee on Drafting the Zambian Constitution which was constituted in November 2011 to write the country’s new...

India: Online Cartoon Exhibition Protesting Repression

The arrest of Ambikesh Mahapatra, a professor of Jadavpur University, for circulating West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjees's cartoon has enraged many online activists. A cartoon exhibition protesting her acts...

Panama: Baseball Fans React to Mariano Rivera's Injury

Panamanian baseball player Mariano Rivera's injury has caused all types of reactions. While New York Yankees fans show their devotion, some Panamanians still don't forgive him for not playing for...

South Korea Seized Infant Flesh Capsules Made in China

South Korean authorities had confiscated tons of dried flesh of dead infants that was being capsuled and smuggled out of China. Whilst almost every blog and media responded to this...

Chile: The Bigger Picture in a Plan to Make Stadiums Safe

Diego Sazo in Ballotage [es] looks at the government's plan to make football stadiums in Chile safe. He argues that the plan tackles harmless expressions that are typical in Chilean football...

India, Pakistan Missile Launches: Game Changers or Mere Posturing?

Back-to-back missile tests by India and Pakistan in April have received widespread coverage and comment, both in the mainstream media as well as on social media. Aparna Ray reports.

Russia: Open Hostility in Moscow Surrounding Putin's Inauguration

Both civilians and those charged with keeping order in the city displayed open hostility on May 6 when protesters took to the streets of Moscow in anticipation of Vladimir Putin's...

Kenya: An Online Source for Kenya Architecture

Architecture Kenya is an online source of information for a growing number of people interested in Kenyan architectural news, projects, products, events, jobs, interviews and competitions among others.

Nigeria: R.I.P. Rashidi Yekini – African Football Legend

Towards the end of last week, Africa lost one of its biggest scoring heroes in football. After playing for several clubs and representing Nigeria in both the Africa Cup of...

Armenia: The Bambir in Ireland

CHEWYOUROWNFAT reviews Beezzy, a new song by one of Armenia's most well known rock bands, The Bambir. The independent music blog says that the group, now relocated to Ireland, defines...

Saudi Arabia: Twitter Hacking Prevention Tips

Online accounts are frequently hacked and stolen. We often hear of those who hacked someone's email or stole someone's email password. Twitter is no different, so the Saudi tweep and...

Syria: Revolution and Calcification

Lebanese blog Beirut Walls has written about [ar] the accusations made against the Syrian revolution in a new light. “Maybe hard water, which is very common in Lebanon, is calcifying...

May Day Videos: Marches, Demonstrations and Protests Around The World

Through cities around the globe, people took to the streets to march and commemorate the International Workers' Day. Videos by The Real News take us on a tour of how...

Mexico: Citizens Disappointed After Presidential Candidate Debate

Mexican netizens closely followed the presidential candidate debate which took place on Sunday, May 6. Most were disappointed by the lack of proposals presented by the candidates. Here are some...

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