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6 September 2012

Stories from 6 September 2012

Angola: From the Highlands to the Coast

Costa Rica: Shaken Bloggers Share Earthquake Stories

Now that the shaking after Costa Rica's 7.6-magnitude earthquake on September 5, 2012 has stopped, Costa Rican netizens are using their blogs to share their experiences during the quake.

Spain: Ecce Homo Cheers Up the Summer

Cecilia Giménez, an old parishioner from the Aragonian town of Borja, Spain, decided to restore on her own a damaged painting of an Ecce Homo by the artist Elías García...

Mujeres Mundi, “What is the Role of Women in Your Society?”

In the first part of this interview, Xaviera Medina told us about her blog, Mujeres Mundi, where she publishes interviews with women around the world. In this second part, Xaviera...

Malaysia: Discrimination Against Women Workers

Japan: Fukushima Women Gather Against Nuclear Power

Iranian Women – Saying ‘No’ to Compulsory Hijabs Since 1979

More than 26,000 people have joined a Facebook campaign by Iranian students calling for an end to mandatory headscarves (hijabs) in Iran. Iranian women have protested for three decades, but...

Cambodia: Living Memory of the Khmer Project

East Timor: Insecticide Treated Net

Portugal: Public Television on the Way to Being Privatised

“Portugal will be the only country in Europe without a public radio and television service.” This was one of the first outraged reactions on Twitter, soon after the (un)official announcement...

Colombia: Five Key Points for Negotiations with FARC

Palestine: Protests Erupt Against High Prices and Unemployment

Protests are growing in the Palestinian territories, especially in the major cities of the West Bank. Demonstrators are complaining about the high cost of living, and the high rate of...

Kenya: Murder of Muslim Cleric in Mombasa Sparks Riots

The killing of Sheikh Aboud Rogo, a Kenyan controversial cleric, on August 27, 2012, caused riots and unrest in Mombasa, a coastal city and a main tourist destination in Kenya....

Oscar Pistorius and the Paralympic #Bladegate Controversy

South African double amputee and the first athlete to compete in the Olympics and Paralympics Games in the same year, Oscar Pistorius, attracted attention after being beaten to second place...

South Korea: Samsung, National Champion or Corporate Evil?