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9 September 2012

Stories from 9 September 2012

Mali: Militant group MUJWA Vows to Push towards Bamako after Killing

South Korean President's First Photo on His New Facebook

Zambia: Tonga Terror Claim – Real or Fake?

An apparent Zambian terror group, 'Tongas under Oath' have claimed on television to have killed three Northern Province Bemba people, including a baby. But this soon came under suspicion following...

China in Africa: The Real Story

Hibiscus is a Global Voices project designed to encourage conversations between bloggers who write about the China-Africa relationship. As part of this project, we will regularly feature key blogs or...

Mauritania's Online Journalism Director Hires Hackers

Mauritanian activists on Facebook and Twitter uncover the attempt of the electronic journalism director, who is close to the political regime, to hire hackers to counter activists who oppose the...

Cambodia: Mandatory Internet Surveillance Cameras

The Cambodian government is enforcing a circular drafted earlier this year which requires internet cafes to set up surveillance cameras and to register callers. The circular is seen by some...

Bahrain: Despite the Ban, Opposition Protests in the Capital

Despite a ban which prohibits Bahrainis from protesting in the capital Manama, demonstrators braved police and turned out for a call to protest led by opposition societies. Elias Maki takes...

United Kingdom: Helen Grant, the First Black Female Conservative Cabinet Minister

Syria: With Guns and Tanks

France, Yemen: Vanishing Women

Singapore: Media Literacy Council to Curb Internet Freedom?

To promote ‘public education on media literacy and cyber wellness’ the Singapore government has set up a Media Literacy Council. But bloggers are worried that the council could be a...

Russia: Top Opposition Blogger Investigated for Ethnic Extremism

RuNet Echo

According to documents published online, police in Volgograd are investigating one of blogger Aleksei Navalny's newest crowdsourcing projects, the "Good Machine of Truth," for possible ethnic extremism in its propaganda...

Myanmar: New Foreign Investment Law Passed

Australia: Web Wet Nurses Share Breast Milk Via Social Media

Sharing breast milk via social media, in Australia and other parts of the world, has prompted surprise in some sections of the mainstream media. But are web wet nurses just...

Video: San Cristobal Volcano Eruption in Northern Nicaragua

YouTube's Citizentube has a playlist of user submitted videos showing the dramatic volcanic eruptions of September 8th in Nicaragua. The San Cristobal volcano, the tallest in this Central American country,...

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