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15 May 2012

Stories from 15 May 2012

Macedonia: Blogging in Estonian about Skopje Marathon/Half-Marathon

Norway: Discussing Latin America at the Oslo Freedom Forum

Last week the fourth gathering of the Oslo Freedom Forum was carried out, organized by the Human Rights Foundation in the Norwegian capital. The event covered a series of topics...

Malawi: Kondwani Munthali: Malawi's Blogger of the Year

Victor Kaonga interviews Kondwani Munthali who made history this month by becoming the first blogger to be awarded Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Blogging Award of the year in...

Bermuda: Austerity Reasons

Caribbean: Supporting Our Mothers

Mother's Day, celebrated this past weekend all across the Caribbean, was a hot topic of discussion with regional bloggers - or rather, mothers were. From posts of admiration and thanks...

Cuba: Dissident Ferrer Garcia Re-Released

Guyana: Creator of “Cuffie” Statue Dies

Colombia: 5 Dead, 19 Injured After Bomb Blast in Bogotá

Mozambique: “Who wants to give birth here?”

Africa: Development or Democracy, Which Comes First?

The question of whether Africa needs to sacrifice democracy in order to focus on economic development has become the subject of much discussion online after the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles...

China: Propaganda Against U.S. Ambassador Backfires

Since the escape of blind civic rights activist Chen Guangcheng into the U.S embassy, the U.S Ambassador Gary Locke has become the major target for media attack in Bejing. However,...

Kyrgyzstan: Can a Blogger be the Fourth Branch of Government?

Ilya Karimdjanov is a pest. Armed with a camera, a question and the most popular blog on Kyrgyzstan's most popular blogging platform, Kloop.kg, he is a one-man citizen media machine,...

Brazil: ‘Hands That Cure, Words That Heal’

With their herbs, gestures, prayers and comforting words, folk healing is an important element of Brazilian culture. Although some people believe that traditional healing art is disappearing, folk healers from...

Costa Rica: Blogger Interviews President Laura Chinchilla

Latin America: Art from the Colonial Period in 2.0

We present a sample of the numerous blogs, videos and internet sites dedicated to promoting knowledge about colonial period art, a common artistic denominator for the majority of the American...

Russia: Duma Deputy Wants Criminal Liability for Extremist Tweets

RuNet Echo

Yesterday, on May 14, Aleksandr Khinshtein, a Duma deputy and member of United Russia, wrote a letter to Yuri Chaika, the Prosecutor General of Russia. In that letter, Khinshtein noted...

Iran: A blogger was arrested

Iran: Successful campaign against lashes for cartoonist

India: Cricket Or Wife

Bangladesh: Economic of Marriage payments

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