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July, 2012

Stories from July, 2012

30 July 2012

Nigeria: Senate President Calls for Social Media Censorship

The President of Nigeria's Senate, David Mark, recently advocated clamping down on social media in the country arguing that there was no opportunity for retraction of information in such media....

Argentina: Evita's Face on New Banknote

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the death of Eva Duarte de Perón (Evita), President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner unveiled a new banknote with Evita's image, replacing Julio Roca...

29 July 2012

Colombians Celebrate Unexpected Silver Medal

On Saturday, July 28, Rigoberto Urán became the first Colombian to win a medal in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. He finished second at the men's road race...

Nepal: Lumbini Impressions – An Opportunity Lost

Pakistan: Hindu Boy Converted to Islam in Live Telecast

A Ramadan special on a private TV channel is making news in Pakistan. Controversial TV show host Maya Khan, invited a religious scholar to convert a young Hindu boy to...

Jamaica: Campaign to Exonerate Marcus Garvey – Part 2

Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp has been working tirelessly to gather signatures for the online campaign to exonerate Marcus Garvey, who, in the early 1920s, was convicted and sentenced to...

Brazil: Project Discusses Political Campaign Sign Litter

China: ‘Violent’ Pipeline Protest in Qidong

Violence that broke out during a protest against a pipeline construction project in China's Qidong province has split opinion online. The project would channel wastewater from a Japanese owned paper...

World: Nerd Olympics

Brazil: Board of Social Communication Under Criticism

Thailand: Doughnuts for National Reconciliation

Supporters of Thailand’s ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is currently in exile, celebrated his 64th birthday by distributing 64,000 doughnuts to underprivileged children. The campaign is also said to be...

Laos: Participation in 2012 Olympics

East Timor: Government Sues Multinational Oil Company

Cambodia: Social Media and Education

Cambodia: Primer on Preah Vihear

Laos: Environmental Impact of Xayaburi Dam

Peru: Environmental Journalist Detained in Cajamarca

28 July 2012

London: Triumph Beyond Medals for Bangladeshis

Five Bangladeshi athletes are in London to participate in the 2012 Olympics. Bangladeshis are not optimistic that their athletes will come back with medals. However, this is not the end...

Africa: Contemporary African Artistry Online

Africa: Speaking My Language

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