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5 November 2012

Stories from 5 November 2012

Website of Popular Burmese Journal Hacked

Bangladesh's ‘Journalist Couple’ Murder Investigation Turns to Farce

More than eight months have passed since the much talked about murder of a journalist couple in Bangladesh. According to the promise of the new Home Minsiter seven suspects were...

Haiti: Hurricanes Hardest on the Poor

Haiti Chery laments the fact that the poor always seem to suffer the most when it comes to natural disasters.

Review of the North Korean Airline's New Online Booking

North Korea's Air Koryo, infamous for being the world's only one star airline, launched an online booking service late-October. North Korean Tech blogger posted a review of its new service, enlisting...

Protest in Trinidad & Tobago over Section 34 Scandal

On Friday, various sectors of the Trinidad and Tobago public participated in a protest march calling for the resignations of Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and Minister of National Security Jack...

A Girl Child Worker from Yemen

Jamaica: Talking about the Gay Issue

Take a look at another perspective on the beating of a gay university student in Jamaica.

A Mauritanian Blogging Week Against Foreign Mining

For a week, Mauritanian bloggers took part in a campaign entitled "Against foreign mining companies." Ahmed Ben Jedou shares with us blog posts and tweets from the campaign, which aimed...

Bahrain: Who Heard the Bomb Blasts and Who are the Victims?

Bahrain officials announced today that two foreign workers have been killed and a third was seriously injured in five separate bomb blasts in the areas Gudaibiya and Adliya, in the...

Portugal: An Open Letter to Germany

Portuguese economist and researcher José Maria Castro Caldas published an open letter to the citizens of Germany on the website of the Initiative for a Citizen Audit of the public...

Tennis Superstars Venus and Serena Williams Visit Nigeria

The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, were in Nigeria from October 30 to November 2, 2012. Their visit was at the behest of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club’s "Breaking The...

Unemployed Young Italians: Too “Choosy” to Stay in Italy?

Recent statements by the Italian Minister of Labour's have created a controversy and online "craze" centred on chronic youth unemployment, while citizen initiatives are launched to keep young Italians from...

Refugees on Hunger Strike in Germany against Politics of Deterrence

On October 24, twenty-five asylum-seekers went on hunger strike in front of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The protest in the highly symbolic location, which stands for the once violent division...

Turkish Police Use Tear-Gas Against Protesting Mothers

Kurdish political prisoners have reached their 55th day of hunger strike. There are hundreds of political prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey, and this has led to solidarity protests throughout...

Bahamas: Banking or Learning?

If a school in no way challenges its students to synthesize, analyze, interrogate, I fail to see how that school can produce critical thinkers, educated citizens or nation builders. Blogworld...

Nasty China Style Hits One Million

The most popular satire of Korean K-pop “Gangnam Style” in Hong Kong goes to “Nasty China Style”, which has reached more than 1 million views in about two weeks. The...

Chinese Political Joke on Beijing Weather

As the 18th Chinese Party Congress is approaching, censorship measure has been tightened. Below is a translation of a funny short story circulated [zh] in Chinese social media: Recently the...

Curacao: Feeling the Tension

The recent parliamentary elections in Curacao have brought a lot of racial and cultural tension to the surface. Karen Attiah thinks it is a real problem.

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