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5 June 2012

Stories from 5 June 2012

Slovakia: SOZA Strikes Again

One year after having been defeated by public opinion, the Slovak Performing and Mechanical Rights Society (SOZA), which was asking fees for embedded videos on web pages, strikes again. Now...

Singapore: Netizens Question Newspaper's ‘Charity’ Drive

A Singapore newspaper recently announced that it would be auctioning a Volkswagen car for charity. However, Singaporeans were enraged to find that the money raised would not go directly towards...

India: Renewing The Solar Pledge On World Environment Day

On World Environment Day, India, amidst growing concerns of energy security and climate change, renews its pledge to harness solar power in search of cleaner, renewable energy.

Kazakhstan: Children Behind Bars with their Mothers

Vox Populi presents a photo essay [ru] on the lives of children who serve time with their mothers at a women's prison in southwestern Kazakhstan.

Colombia: The Brutal Rape and Murder of Rosa Elvira Cely

Colombian netizens were moved and outraged when they found out about the brutal rape and murder of 35-year-old Rosa Elvira Cely. Hundreds of people attended a demonstration to demand justice,...

Russia: Returning to a State Monopoly on Violence?

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, both the mafia and private and military security companies stepped in to supplement domestic Russian law enforcement. One private security company owned by...

Peru: March for Peace and the Strike in Cajamarca

After learning about the government’s report for the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Conja mining project in Cajamarca, and the presidential decision that the Conga project is viable, though with...

Greece: Community Project for “Authentic Natural Food”

“Hippocrates believed food was the human's medicine. Today, food is the reason that people need medicine”. That's what Radiki (‘Chicory’ in Greek) states, a small community project in Raches village [el] in...

Ethiopia: The Role of Journalists Under Dictatorships

A video showing Ethiopian Prime Minster Meles Zenawi being heckled at the 2012 G8 Food Security Symposium has sparked a debate about the role of journalists in authoritarian regimes. Ethiopian...

How Journalists Put Sources in Danger with Poor Digital Skills

On Columbia Journalism Review, Matthieu Aikins speaks with media organizations and foreign correspondents who seem to have scant knowledge or appreciation for the importance of digital encryption when reporting from...

Russia: Oppositionists Ponder Putin's Legacy

With Moscow's next anti-government mass rally scheduled for 'Russia Day' on June 12, 2012, the protest movement reflects on May's 'Million Man March,' which ended in violent clashes between demonstrators...

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