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8 September 2012

Stories from 8 September 2012

Kyrgyzstan: Two Years After the Conflict

Tajikistan: Xenophobia on Facebook

Tajikistan: Bribes and Neckties in Universities

Cuba: Police Detain Blogger, Disrupt Independent Scholarly Forum


Well-known Cuban author and blogger Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo was recently detained by state police on September 1, 2012. Pardo Lazo had been slated to moderate a session of Estado...

Saudi Arabia: Reformist Figures Refuse Secret Trial

The third hearing session in the ongoing trials of two prominent Saudi human rights activists was held earlier today, September 8. Mohammad al-Qahtani and Abdullah al-Hamid, who are among the...

Jordan: What Happened to Education?

Lebanon: A Virtual Museum for Censorship

Lebanese non-governmental organization MARCH has launched the country's Virtual Museum of Censorship, which seeks to document censorship cases in Lebanon from the 1940s to date.

Russia: Dreaming About Better Roads

RuNet Echo

Prime Minister Medvedev ordered the government to auction a construction contract to build another section of a still-incomplete toll road between Moscow and Saint Petersburg. By signing the decree, Medvedev...

Myanmar: Increase in Insurance Buyers Due to Natural Disasters