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11 May 2012

Stories from 11 May 2012

Iran: Calls for killing of ‘apostate’ rap artist

Turkey: Outrage at Sentencing of Scarf Case Student

On May 11 Cihan Kirmizigul, an engineering student at Galatasaray University in Istanbul, was sentenced to 11 years and 3 months in jail, accused of firebombing a building - but...

Armenia: NGOs Condemn Arson Attack on Gay-Friendly Bar

Brazil: Homeless Movement in Belo Horizonte Surrounded by Police

Argentina Approves Death with Dignity Law

After a long debate in the Argentine Senate, the Death with Dignity project was converted into law with wide-ranging support. On Twitter the hashtag #Muertedigna (death with dignity) became a...

Nicaragua: The Media's Challenges in Going Mobile

Robert F. Kennedy Award Will Recognize Social Media Journalism

One of the foremost international human rights organizations, the Robert F. Kennedy Center, is calling for nominations to a new Journalism Award on International Photography and International Social Media hosted...

Mali: Junta Aims to Take Back Control after Caretaker President's Term

China: In Bo Xilai Saga, Did Social Media Challenge Government?

Political struggle, murder, corruption, espionage and diplomatic conflict - the downfall of Bo Xilai from the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) elite ranks has turned out to be a multi-faceted story....

Russia: Yavlinsky Stir Reveals Opposition Rift

RuNet Echo

True to Yabloko's troubled past and present, Yavlinksy's May 10 blog post criticizing protest escalations has upset many and pleased relatively few. Current developments in the opposition have widened the...

Mozambique: Space for Human Rights Debate Launched on Facebook

Kenya: Mark Kaigwa to Global Voices: “The East is Coming to Africa.”

At the 2012 edition of the Berlin re:publica conference, which took place from 2-4 May., Kenyan blogger and entrepreneur Mark Kaigwa was a featured speaker at a session entitled "Silicon...

Ethiopia: The World Economic Forum in Africa 2012

Over 700 leaders from more than 70 countries are attending the World Economic Forum in Africa taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian from 9 - 11, 2012. The World Economic...

Cuba: Remembering the Dissidents

This week, members of the Cuban diaspora have been blogging about two main things: the one-year anniversary of the death of dissident Juan Wilfredo Soto, and the re-arrest of human...

Taiwan: Indigenous Tao People's 30 Year Nuclear ‘Nightmare’

After Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident last year, more and more Taiwanese have started to become aware of the problems caused by nuclear power plants. One of the most serious issues...

Afghanistan: How to Use an Afghan Box Camera


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