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8 August 2012

Stories from 8 August 2012

Mexico: Journalists Censored in July

Guinea: Massacres Perpetrated by Security Forces in Zoghota

Syria: Military Intervention or Civil War?

After the International Committee of the Red Cross announcement that it considers the conflict in Syria to be a full-blown civil war, Western media sites and bloggers have been debating...

Mauritania: Bribery and String-Pulling, Made in China

"The Chinese accused of bribing escaped any legal pursuit. What matters is, as far as I know, that he is the first civil servant to report a bribery case in...

Algeria: Makhloufi Clinches Arab World's First Olympic Gold

Algeria's Taoufik Makhlouf clinched gold last night in the men's 1500m race, bringing the Arab world's first gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics. Netizens react to win.

Egypt: Social Justice for All

Hong Kong independent media attacked

Georgia: War Photography

Brazil: Prisoners Get Four Days Off Sentence Per Book Read

Recently, the government of Brazil launched a new initiative whereby reading books related to classic national literature, science or philosophy can reduce prisoners' jail sentences. However, according to a 2006...

Jordan: “When Monaliza Smiled” a step towards World Cinema

The makers of the movie “When Monaliza Smiled” presented their cinema experience to the public in a special screening in the Jordanian capital, Amman, recently. The comedy relates a love...

Madagascar: Second Mediation Effort Stalled Yet Again

Video: No Pool? No Problem! Creative Solutions to Beat the Heat

The hot summer in the Northern hemisphere is forcing many people to seek ways in which to escape the high temperatures or get some relief. These next images and videos...

Russia: USA's Hammon Leads Russia to Basketball Semis