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11 September 2012

Stories from 11 September 2012

Nepal: Crowning Of Miss UK Nepal 2012

Lex Limbu comments on the Miss UK Nepal 2012 crowning ceremony: What a show : Miss UK Nepal 2012. Management and organisation was very poor. The show was quite a...

Iran: “Soldiers of Islam” Hack Cartoonist's Facebook Page

The Facebook page of a leading Iranian leading cartoonist, Mana Nayestani, was hacked on Tuesday, 11 September 2012, by pro-regime hackers who call themselves “Soldiers of Islam”.

Kosovo: Prizren Comic Book & Cartoon Festival

Macedonian artist Vesna Nichevska-Saravinova blogged about her participation in the Prizren Comics Festival, organized by the Kosovo Comic Book Artist Association, Xhennet Comics [sq]. Four out of 15 featured artists...

Cuba: Blackout Leaves 5 Million People in the Dark

An interruption of an electrical transmission line left five million people from Pinar del Río to Camagüey, including the Cuban capital, Havana, in the dark. Various Twitter users residing in...

Brazil: Youth Documentary on Pacification in Rio's Favelas

The Project 5X Favela (5 Times Slum), which aims to give a voice to young filmmakers living in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, is now addressing the pacification process...

Russia: New Competition in Social Media Analysis & Big Data Analytics

Former presidential staff member Konstantin Kostin [ru] and pro-Kremlin blogger Stanislav Apetian (online moniker: PoliTrash) have released new details about an upcoming initiative from their think tank [ru], the Civil Society Development...

Russia: Online Poetry's Vehement, Apolitical Politics

It's no surprise that a result of Russians' widespread interest in poetry is that there are plenty of online communities dedicated to its production and consumption. Stihi.ru, with a user...

Spain: Storming the Streets (and Web) on Catalonia's National Day

A mass meeting under the separatist slogan 'Catalonia: new state in Europe' has been organised for today (September 11) in Barcelona and huge participation is expected.

China: Journalists Leaving the Field

Many investigative journalists in mainland China are leaving the field. The Tea Leaf Nation picked up and translated some of the discussions in Weibo to look into their reasons.

China: Yangtze River Turned Red

For some unknown reason, the Yangtze River, the longest river in Asia, has turned red last week. China Hush translated the local news story.

Ecuadorian Views on Assange Asylum Case

The government’s attitude and journalists’ blatant disregard for their code of professional conduct makes it impossible for us to consider Ecuador as a haven of freedom of expression. Nor can...

Nigeria: First Lady's Sickness – Fact and Fallacy?

Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, is currently in Germany but uncertainty is surrounding her trip. SaharaReporters broke the news on September 2, that Mrs Jonathan was admitted to a...

Nigeria: Lagos Students To Learn Mandarin in Public Schools

China continues to deepen her presence in Africa as students in Lagos will now learn Chinese.

Mayotte, Comoros: Tensions Rise After 36 Refugees Disappear at Sea

We cannot be part of the Indian Ocean Community and be indifferent to these tragedies. The solution must involve both countries Saïd Larifou reacts to the recent drowning [fr] of refugees...

Egypt: Teenager Confronts Militarization of Schools

As criticism of the military institution grows in Egypt, a young man takes a brave step to confront military interference in the education system. Ahmed Awadalla speaks to Ahmed Hassan,...

Libya: A Project to Support Blogging

Libyablog is a website that shares what Libyan bloggers write. The group blog is run by a team, from France24, along with l’Atelier des Médias. Some Libyan bloggers are also...

Madagascar: Killings Between Villagers and Gangsters Rock the Southern Region

If the rebellion in the South is not quickly resolved, we risk to see the conflict extend farther and a scenario like the partition in Mali would become a distinct...

Brazil: Mapping Fires in São Paulo Favelas, Land Values

After crowdsourced research on fires in São Paulo's slums and informal settlements, known as favelas, Patrícia Cornils and a group of São Paulo citizens are mapping the fires at a site called...

China: Political Lexicon

Qian Gang looks into the political lexicons since the 11th National Congress to show the power plays within the Chinese Communist Party.

China, Hong Kong: Controller of National Education

Hexie Farm's latest cartoon is about the “controller” of national education in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands local residents in Hong Kong protested against the curriculum, some of which is...

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