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11 September 2012

Stories from 11 September 2012

Nepal: Crowning Of Miss UK Nepal 2012

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

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

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

Russia: Online Poetry's Vehement, Apolitical Politics

RuNet Echo

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., 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

China: Yangtze River Turned Red

Ecuadorian Views on Assange Asylum Case

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

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

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

Madagascar: Killings Between Villagers and Gangsters Rock the Southern Region

Brazil: Mapping Fires in São Paulo Favelas, Land Values

China: Political Lexicon

China, Hong Kong: Controller of National Education