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26 May 2012

Stories from 26 May 2012

Russia: Alexander Semin – Insight into NHL/Post-Soviet Relations

RuNet Echo

Euphoria spread across the nation on May 20, when Russia defeated Slovakia 6-2 in the Gold Medal match of the 2012 World Hockey Championship. The tournament provides insight into the...

Slovakia: “God Can Cure You”

Bulgaria: President's Gift to Pope Provokes Questions

Bulgarian netizens are discussing their President's gift to the Pope: a gilded egg that seems "bigger than the President and the Pope combined." Ruslan Trad translates some of the jokes...

Cuba: The State of Human Rights

The recent request for information by the United Nations‘ Committee Against Torture with regard to alleged abuses in Cuba has got bloggers talking about the human rights situation on the...

Africa: Hands Off Africa Event in London

Africa: Kwani? Manuscript Project Announces Literary Prize

Syria: UN Report Shows Powerlessness of Observer Mission

Egypt: No, the Revolution is Not Over

On May 23 and 24, the eyes of the whole world were once again on Egypt as the country held its first presidential election after the huge popular uprising that...

DR of Congo: General Ntaganda Back on the War Path?

Bosco Ntaganda, a former chief of the Congolese rebellion is back on the war path, concerned that the ICC warrant against him for war crimes is now supported by the...

Brazil: TV Humiliation of Young Man Opens Media Regulation Debate

At the beginning of May, a televised interview of a young man who was accused by the reporter of trying to rape a woman ignited debate over the necessity of...

Azerbaijan: Rewriting The Geopolitical Narrative

Tunisia: First Local Open Data Website Launched

Zimbabwe: On “Look East Policy”

Africa: Music From Saharan Cellphones

Cameroon: Announcing Cameroon Startup Challenge

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