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10 July 2012

Stories from 10 July 2012

Tunisia: Online Platform to Monitor Police Abuse

Yezzi is an online Tunisian collaborative platform, which documents and reports police abuse and wrongdoings. For years, police corruption and abuse went unnoticed and unpunished in Tunisia. People would talk...

Uzbekistan: ‘National’ Social Network Not Quite a Facebook Clone

Youface, the "national" social networking service launched in Uzbekistan, has been criticized by some netizens as a "bad copy" of Facebook. Yet, the service which reportedly aims to "boost patriotism"...

USA: Macedonian Blogger Climbs Denali in Alaska

Macedonia: Quoting Havel

Israel: Netizens Respond with Ridicule to No Occupation Report

Israel's netizens react with satire to a recently released report that claims Israel is not an occupying power in the West Bank. Image caption reads: "Listen, I'm gonna take off...

Madagascar: Enjoying the 2012 Africa Cup of Rugby

Madagascar is hosting the Confédération Africaine de Rugby (CAR) Championship Division 1B competition from July 4 to 11. The other nations in the group are Morocco, Namibia and Sénégal. While...

Africa: London 2012 Olympics – We Are Coming!

With a few days remaining before the start of the London 2012 Olympics, the whole world is revving up for this sporting bonanza. For Africa, there are many prospects and...

Kyrgyzstan: Caught Between Nationalists, Court Fines Journalist

In a controversial case, a court in Kyrgyzstan has fined Vladimir Farafonov, an ethnic Russian journalist, for publishing articles that allegedly incite national hatred. Netizens are divided in their assessment...