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17 May 2012

Stories from 17 May 2012

Armenia: Homophobic Firebombing Controversy Continues as Officials, MPs Promote Hate Crime

Controversy continues to surround the firebombing of a gay-friendly bar in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, as officials and politicians praise the arsonists. Online, however, many are instead speaking out against...

Togo : Presidential Patrimony versus University Facilities

Georgia: No Sex and the City

Georgia: LGBT Activists Attacked by Orthodox Religious Group

Marching to mark the 17 May International Day Against Homophobia, LGBT activists were blocked and assaulted by a group of Orthodox Christians in Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. Mirian Jugheli reports.

Lesotho: 2012 General Election Date Set

Lesotho will hold general elections on 26 May, against a backdrop of political violence. The Lesotho Political Parties Leadership Forum claims that there is a “hit squad” that has been...

Paraguay: A Look Inside Aché Indigenous Communities

Rising Voices

For much of their history, the Aché indigenous people in Paraguay have been struggling to preserve their territory. Now, the Aché are using citizen media to preserve their language and...

Mozambique: Police Chief Sitting Above the Law

The intransigence of Jorge Khalau, Commander in Chief of the Police of the Republic of Mozambique, who stated that police forces are governed by his rules and should not comply...

Bolivia: Web 2.0 Workshops for Aymara School Teachers

In early May 2012, a series of Web 2.0 workshops were held for Education professors from the Teacher Training Superior School (ESFM for its initials in Spanish). The event's objective...

Guatemala: A ‘Guatemaltequismo’ A Day

Ghana: Will Parliament Pass Right to Information Before 2013?

Africa: The Golden Baobab Award

Lesotho: Touching Tiny Lives

Greece: New Interim Government

Namibia: 2012 Chess King of Namibia

China, Singapore: Reaction on Ferrari Crash

Proposals for Union of Arab Gulf States Prompt Concern

The governments of the Gulf are discussing transforming the current Gulf Cooperation Council into an EU-style union. The move comes in an atmosphere of tension caused by the Arab uprisings...

Russia: NHL Stars Return to 2012 World Hockey Championship

RuNet Echo

Undefeated after seven games, and boasting an All-Star lineup, the Russian national team will face Norway in the quarterfinal round of the 2012 World Ice Hockey Championship. Many bloggers have...

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko's Plight and Euro 2012

There must be some corners on the web where football fans are still having apolitical discussions of Euro 2012, scheduled to take place in Poland and Ukraine from June 8...

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