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1 October 2012

Stories from 1 October 2012

Bulgaria: “Are You a Terrorist?”

Bulgarian NGO “Forum for Arab Culture” tweeted [bg] a photo of the “Are you a terrorist?” quiz that appeared in the national daily “24 chasa,” asking if it was right...

Peru: Monoculture Puts Iquitos Water at Risk

In this third and final post about the water problem in the city of Iquitos we focus on monocultures in the Nanay River and the controversy this issue causes between...

Amazon: Improving Public’s Perception of the Forest

InfoAmazonia is a platform that brings together organizations and journalists from nine countries of one of the most biodiverse areas in the world to freely provide news and reports of...

Peru: “Get out of here, King of Jordan”

During his visit to Peru for the Third Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA) from October 1-2, 2012, the King of Jordan, Abdullah Bin Al-Hussein, took a leisure trip [es]...

Burkina Faso: Architect Innovates with Sustainable Primary School

Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has designed a sustainable primary school in Gando, Burkina Faso, using mud bricks and corrugated iron. The innovative design allows much needed light and ventilation in a village...

Paraguay: Implications of ISPs’ Block of Fake News Website

The Working Group for the Adoption of Creative Commons in Paraguay [es] blogs about the recent blocking of the AbcColor.me [es] website by two Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The post ends with direct messages for the companies, politicians, and the citizenry. Read...

Spain: ‘Carne Cruda’ Cancellation Stirs Debate on Censorship

Fears of state censorship and declining freedom of expression rise as the influential, political satire programme 'Carne Cruda' found itself unexpectedly cancelled from national radio.

Former FIFA Official Corruption Case – Blogger Asked to Reveal Sources

The ongoing case of corruption claims against former FIFA Vice-President and Asian Football Confederation President Mohammed bin Hammam, has led to a Singapore Court ordering former journalist and blogger James...

Madagascar & Reunion: Maraina, The First Opera from the Indian Ocean

Marie-Clémence & Cesar Paes present a trailer of Maraina, a film that showcases, in their words,  “the first opera to be created in the Indian Ocean region” [fr].

Iran: Gmail Gets Unblocked

Iran removed online blocks on Gmail on Monday. The secure-protocol HTTPS version of Google search was also made accessible after being blocked at the same time. The unsecure HTTP version...

Greece: Debunking a ‘Coup That Never Happened’

Impressive reportage from fantasy land, but no knowledgeable editor with a soul was at hand to throw it in the trash. In a Twitlonger post [el], journalist Yiannis Bogiopoulos debunks a...

Stricter Web Regulation in Southeast Asia

While Southeast Asian governments are enhancing the delivery of online services for the benefit of their citizens, they are also instituting tougher internet regulations which many analysts believe could be...

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