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9 May 2012

Stories from 9 May 2012

Bangladesh: Movie Theaters Are Dying

Movie theaters are dying in Bangladesh and shopping malls are taking their place. In the past decade hundreds of cinema halls have been closed down.

Armenia: Campaign in Support of Bar Targeted by Nationalists

South Korea: Broadcasters’ Strike Marks 100th Day of Protest

Colombia: A Visit to Karmata Rua Indigenous Reserve

Multimedia web channel TodoLoQueHay[es] (All There Is) from Colombia recently posted a short visual journey in the Emberá-Chamí indigenous reserve previously known as Christendom, whose inhabitants are now trying to...

Africa: Review: The Chicken Thief

Russia: Charity Crowdfunding

RuNet Echo

There is no lack of successful 'people' projects, financed by private philanthropy. While much activity exists only in cyberspace, the effects of charitable organizations' work is quite tangible and real,...

South Africa: Remembering Brenda Fassie

Cuba: Radio Marti Editorial Controversy

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Stunned by Suicides

Cuba: Lady in White Faces “Disobedience” Charges

Trinidad & Tobago: Three Score and Ten

Two Trinidadian bloggers - one living on island and the other a member of the diaspora - have come to the difficult realisation that their parents are growing old. In...

Lebanon: Uproar Over Homophobic Article in University Newspaper

Mohamad Sibai, a student at the American University of Beirut, recently wrote a homophobic opinion piece in the university's newspaper, and has stirred up a fierce debate online.

Russia: Putin's Return Rouses Online Polemics

RuNet Echo

In the wake of protests against Vladimir Putin's inauguration, the reactions of Russian bloggers demonstrate a wide spectrum of opinion online. That oppositionist activism has suddenly taken on a more...

Bahamas: Bloggers Comment on Election Results

The result of Monday's general elections in the Bahamas has given the country a new government: the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), which previously occupied the opposition bench in Parliament, was...

Africa: White-Collar Crime, a Danger also for African Countries

Mali: Ansar Dine Islamists Wish to Salvage School Year in Gao

Jamaica: Better to Give

Kenya: Chronicles of a Kenyan Farmer Online

E.K. Kamwenji is a Kenyan blogging farmer residing in Nyeri. He believes that farmers need to use new technologies for networking and marketing of farm produce. His blog, Chronicles of...

Nepal: Shristi Shrestha Crowned Miss Nepal 2012

Discussions about Miss Nepal echoed in all social media channels recently as organizers crowned Shristi Shrestha as Miss Nepal in the Grand Finale of the beauty pageant of this year....

China: Al Jazeera's Beijing Correspondent Expelled

For the first time since 1998, an accredited foreign journalist has been expelled by the Chinese government. Highly respected by her peers, Melissa Chan's expulsion has provoked reactions all the...

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