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4 August 2012

Stories from 4 August 2012

Sri Lanka: The Need for a National Water Resources Policy

Guatemala Celebrates Erick Barrondo's Silver in Race Walk

Guatemalans are celebrating Erick Barrondo's silver medal at the Men's 20km Race Walk. As the news broke, social media users clapped and celebrated Barrondo's well-deserved victory. Barrondo comes from one...

Russia: Political Ambitions for Most Influential Blogger?

RuNet Echo

Earlier this week, members of Aleksei Navalny's inner circle announced that they are forming a new political party called "People's Alliance." Navalny is expected to abstain from the party, but...

Brunei's First Female Olympian

Singapore: ‘Transient Workers Count Too’ Website

Europe: Dutch Designer Tells Visual Stories on the Crisis

Singapore: Crowd-sourced Lesson Plans for Educators

Africa: Africa Tumblrs to Follow

Africa: Post-feminism in Africa?

Zambia: Catholic Priest Deported for ‘Poverty’ Sermon

A Catholic priest from a parish in the rural Eastern Province of Zambia has been deported for a Sunday sermon in which he allegedly preached that the rich in the...

Russia: Pussy Riot & Russian Courts in Perspective

RuNet Echo

On August 2, four days into the Pussy Riot trial, another hearing began in Yekaterinburg, the regional center of the Urals. Unlike its more famous counterpart, this trial has failed...

China: Illegal Ivory Trade Ban Gains Online Support

Support for a ban on the global illegal ivory trade has recently gained support from Chinese netizens. From 2000 to 2011, whilst East Africa was the centre of illegal ivory...

Mauritania: $10 Million Aid Grant Comes Too Late

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