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10 September 2012

Stories from 10 September 2012

Croatia: Promoting Solar Energy at Terraneo Music Festival

UNDP's Voices from Eurasia blog reports on the ecological education program of this year's Terraneo music festival in Šibenik, where guests, among other things, could “test-drive Croatia’s only solar-powered car...

Malaysia: Furor Over Alleged National Flag Redesign

Is it time to change the flag of Malaysia? The opposition is accused of proposing a flag redesign while the country is celebrating its Independence Day.

Colombia Answers with New Promotional Campaign and Slogan

"Where are foreigners welcomed with courtesy, friendship and love? #TheAnswerIsColombia." A new promotional campaign and video was launched by the Colombian government with the slogan "The Answer is Colombia." Countless...

Mali: Civil Society Rises to Solve the Ongoing Conflict

Malians are still watching, incredulous, as the partition of their country continues. Adding to this disarray is the frantic rhythm of the new nominations for government. Nevertheless, Malian civil society...

Egypt: Hero's Welcome for Paralympics Squad

On Twitter, Ahmed Morgan shares a photograph taken minutes ago from Cairo International Airport, where hundreds of people gathered to welcome home Egypt's squad from the London paralympics.

Egypt: Welcoming Paralympics Heroes

@MonaMcloof: Im taking these n going to greet our #egyptian delegation coming bk frm london #Paralympics

Spain: Investment Scheme of the Rich and Famous Makes Headlines

Discussion of the SICAV investment scheme reignited this summer in Spain, with the debate focusing on some of the well-known people and companies that take advantage of this fiscal tool...

Uruguayan Netizens in Numbers

Gabriel Budiño from the blog DTodo1Poco [es] summarizes some of the key findings in the ninth edition of an investigation [es] entitled ‘Profile of the Uruguayan Netizen.’ Facebook users [in...

India: Arrest of Cartoonist on Sedition Charges Sparks Debate

On 8 September, award-winning political cartoonist, Aseem Trivedi was arrested in Mumbai, India, on charges of sedition and is now in judicial custody. Netizens expressed outrage over his arrest, a...

Cuba: Blackout Leaves Millions in the Dark

The digital magazine Café Fuerte informs of the major blackout on September 9, 2012 that left almost half of the Island–from central to western Cuba– and 5 million people without...

New Digital Safe Haven from Censors

Press freedom group Reporters Without Borders is launching a new website in October for banned and censored content called Wefightcensorship.org. The site is intended to be a “virtual shelter,” for...

USA: Video the Vote Seeks Election Monitors

Video the Vote is recruiting volunteer videographers to help document voting irregularities on election day across the United States. On November 6, 2012 they will be monitoring voter protection telephone...

Egypt: Women on Hunger Strike for Syria

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia visits Syrian women activists on hunger strike in Cairo to draw attention to the plight of their people back home. She blogs her observations and interviews in...

Egypt: Going Hungry to Draw Attention to the Plight of Syrians

Syrian activists and artists abroad have been on hunger strike for almost two weeks, to draw attention to the atrocities being committed by the Syrian regime against their people.

Egypt: NGO Trial Adjourned

On Storify, MaliciaRogue shares tweets on the trial of 43 foreign and Egyptian non-governmental organisation workers, accused of receiving funding from foreign sources and operating in Egypt without permission. The...

Japan: House of Representatives Passes ACTA

ACTA and three other motions were all adopted together in a plenary session [ja] of the Japanese House of Representatives on September 6, 2012. 

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