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3 October 2012

Stories from 3 October 2012

Bangladesh: ‘One Billion Rising’ Campaign Starts

Bangladesh has joined the global initiative to end the violence against women and children by launching the 'One Billion Rising' campaign. The word “billion” in the campaign refers to the...

Hungary: Cycle Chic Summit in Budapest

Representatives of Amsterdam Cycle Chic, Berlin Cycle Chic, Copenhagen Cycle Chic, Vienna Cycle Chic and Vitória Cycle Chic gathered for a mini-summit in Budapest. This cycle chic event, organized by...

Turkmenistan: An Introduction to Dutar

One can’t think of Turkmen art and culture without thinking about the dutar. Khan on the NewEurasia.net blog offers an ‘introduction’ to the traditional musical instrument that is also widely...

Kyrgyzstan: ‘I Am Gay and Muslim’ Banned

How is this possible that a movie title angered so many people? Kyrgyz blogger reacts [ru] to a recent court ban on the screening of “I Am Gay and Muslim,” a...

Egypt: Is the New Muslim Brotherhood Logo Aggressive?

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has a new logo. Netizens share their thoughts - as well as tips - to the group whose former member is Egypt's new president Mohammed...

Libya: One Copy of Proposed New Cabinet

Venezuela: ‘Hangouts’ for the Election's Final Stretch

Blogger and journalist Luis Carlos Díaz organizes conversations and debates over the Presidential elections that will take place on October 7, 2012. First via Twitcam and now via Google Hangouts,...

Mauritania: Destructive Gold Mining

From Mauritania, Ahmed Jedou writes [ar] about the the abuse of multinationals of gold mining in his country. Despite having the world's second largest gold mine, he says government corruption...

Colombians Demand 24 Hours Free From Violent Killings

On October 2, 2012, and as part of the International Day of Non-Violence, several Colombians beckoned other citizens to celebrate 24-0, an initiative that aims to hail this day as...

Russia: Apple Logo Branded As Unchristian by Orthodox Activists

Interfax new agency reported [ru] today that a fringe group of Russian Orthodox activists (including some priests) has “on a number of occasions” staged public protests against the maker of the...

Egypt: Two Children Detained for Blasphemy

Two Coptic children, aged nine and 10 years, are being detained in Egypt, for allegedly tearing up pages from the Holy Quran and urinating on them. The incident happened in...

Will Iran's Regime Collapse Along with its Currency?

The Iranian rial hit a record low on Tuesday October 2, 2012, yet Iranian authorities appear confused and powerless face to this financial tsunami. Sanctions are being blamed for the...

Peru: Questioning the Death Toll Caused by Terrorism

An investigation [es] by economist and blogger Silvio Rendón on the numbers of dead and missing given by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR [es]) became a front page headline [es]...

The United States: Structural Violence on the Global Frontier

La Asociación de Estudiantes Latinos y Latinoamericanos (AELLA) del Graduate Center, City University of New York los invita a participar en la conferencia gratuita "Violencia estructural en la frontera global:...

Spain: Ryanair (aka Adventures in Flying)

Ryanair, the low-cost, no-luxury Irish airline is coming under fire once again. This time for the various incidents that have occurred in Spain and other countries in the last few...

Venezuela: A Final Look at the Polls

In the blog Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights, Iñaki Sagarzazu analyzes the final polls before the October 7 presidential elections in Venezuela. As it stands the race is extremely close....

Mauritania: Quran Teachers Turn Children to Beggars

Across the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, you will see children known as Al Mudat, aged between 4 and 14 years, begging for money. These children are not asking for themselves -...

African Viewpoints on the US 2012 Election

The US presidential election will be held on November 6 and the campaign is entering the home stretch. African bloggers have various takes on how the election will unfold and...

Tehran's Bazaar Goes on Strike as Iran's Currency Collapses

Tehran's Bazaar went on strike on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 as merchants and shopkeepers protest against the free fall of the national currency.

Algeria: Petition to #FreeYacine Zaid, Human Rights Activist

Yougourthen AYAD has started an online petition [fr] to demand that Yacine Zaid, a human rights activist be set free after he was arrested by the police in Ouargla, Algeria [fr]...

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