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11 July 2012

Stories from 11 July 2012

European Union: A Survey Among Immigrants about Integration

Le café pédagogique links [pdf, fr] to the results of a survey launched in 15 cities from 7 U.E. countries, among immigrants in possession of their legal documents and with or without...

Allegations about the UN Tech Exports to North Korea

The North Korea Tech blog wrote about the latest revelation that the U.S. Government is looking into exports of computer equipment to North Korea by the World Intellectual Property Organization...

Colombia: Cauca Indigenous Demand Army and Guerrillas Leave Their Territories

In an open letter [es, fr], the Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca (ACIN), in south western Colombia, demanded that “groups and legal and illegal armies” leave their territories,...

Ecuador: Saying Goodbye to Lonesome George

"Lonesome George", the last tortoise of his species on the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador, was found dead on Sunday morning, June 24, 2012. Social networks were essential means for spreading...

South Sudan: One Year After Becoming World's Newest Nation

South Sudanese have just celebrated their first anniversary of independence. South Sudan's independence was declared on 9 July, 2011 when it became world’s newest country. This is a roundup of...

Sudan: Blogger Recounts Three Days of Interrogation

“Take a good look at the window, this will be the last time you ever see the sun.” Sudanese blogger and Global Voices author Maha Elsanosi vividly describes her three...

Chile: Citizen Campaign Seeks to Eliminate Tax on Books

A citizen campaign to remove the value added tax ("IVA" for its initials in Spanish) on books in Chile has sparked an online debate. Netizens are sharing their views in...

Bulgaria: PM Boyko Invites Creators of “Boykometer” for a Chat

A few days ago, the web site Politikat.net, created by prominent Bulgarian bloggers Komitata (Konstantin Pavlov) and Asen Genov, became the subject of the government's attention. Ruslan Trad reports.

Palestine: Football Player Mahmoud Sarsak Set Free

Palestinian football player Mahmoud Sarsak was freed from an Israeli prison yesterday. His return to Gaza received a massive welcome.

Saudi Arabia: The Mosque and the Corniche

Saudi blogger Ahmed Al Omran tweets: “Hai'a [Saudi religious police] targets corniche-goers with a mobile mosque. If they can't force you to go to mosque, they bring mosque to you.”

Yemen: Sanaa Explosion Kills 20

On Twitter, Yemeni netizen Ibrahim Mothana writes: “#BREAKING At least 20 killed in an explosion in police academy in Sanaa.”

Egypt: Highest Court Freezes Morsi's Parliament Recall

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has frozen President Morsi's decree to reinstate parliament. Blogger Zeinobia writes: “This is so annoying like a headache especially with the legal experts from both teams...

Russia: Online Platforms Coordinating Aid for Flood Victims

Floods in Kuban have completely destroyed 640 homes, with more than 5,000 partially submerged. According to the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Crisis Centre, 150 have been killed as of...

Mozambique: Innovative Ways of Producing and Distributing News

Johannes Myburgh ‏ shared on Twitter the Mozambique Media Landscape guide, which he helped produce with Infosaid media project. Radio is considered the country's “most important channel of communication”, but...

Uganda: Nodding Disease Denying Children Their Future

James Propa shares photos and YouTube videos of the effects of nodding disease in Uganda. Nodding disease is a mentally and physically disabling disease that mostly affects children. It is...

Turkmenistan: Silent Anniversary of Deadly Blasts in Abadan

One year after the explosions at an arms depot in Abadan, officials in Turkmenistan hardly mention the deadly incident. Instead of commemorating the victims of the blasts, they prefer to...

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