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12 November 2012

Stories from 12 November 2012

Iranian Blogger Sattar Beheshti Tortured to Death

Iranian netizens have launched a major online storm after the shocking news of a blogger's death in custody was first posted by opposition websites. Sattar Beheshti was arrested on October...

Catalan TV Show Flares Debate Over Independence from Spain

Catalan public television, TV3, recently broadcast a special news program called "Independence, step by step". It has caused massive debate at a heated moment in Catalan politics, not long before...

The Trouble With Russian Nationalism

RuNet Echo

This year, Unity Day lived up to its name, though in a rather unexpected way. In 46 towns and cities across Russia, including Moscow, roughly 30 thousand people took part...

Street Children of Bangladesh Vulnerable to Abuse

The total number of street children in Bangladesh is estimated at 400,000. Almost half of these children live in Dhaka city alone. A very large percentage of these children are...

German Chancellor Merkel Visits Portugal

Ecuador's President Correa Runs for Reelection

382 Million in Africa's Workforce Today and 122 Million more in 8 Years

7 Must-See African Moustaches

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro Demands Better Sanitation

Technology for Transparency Network

The initiative Sanitation is Basic, launched by the nonprofit organisation Meu Rio, has served as a slogan for the increase in online campaigns owing to popular online pressure created by...

Guinea-Bissau: More citizen frustration with turmoil

Coalition of African Nations Agrees to Send 3,300 Soldiers a year to Northern Mali

French Government Eases Strict Immigration Policy

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls, during a speech in Toulouse in southwestern France, expressed his desire to change his country's immigration policy, amending the naturalization requirements and, in particular, doing...

Historic Mausoleum Reopens in Afghanistan

Laid-off Workers Turn from Victims to Debtors in Taiwan

Taiwan's Council of Labour Affairs (CLA), a government body in charge of protecting labour rights, wants to sue workers who were laid-off by private factories sixteen years ago. The council...

Thousands Celebrate Malala Day & Sign Nobel Peace Prize Petition

15 year-old education activist Malala Yousufzai, who was shot on 9 October 2012 by members of the Taliban, is recovering slowly. On November 10, 2012 people around the world celebrated...

Tajik Police Explained

An Online Project for Monitoring the State of Russia's Roads

RuNet Echo

The RosYama project is a method of monitoring the state of the roads and their compliance with latest government standards. Anyone who notices a roadway that fails to meet these...

New Governor Elected in Puerto Rico

After a hard-fought election in which there was never a clear trend from the beginning, Alejandro García Padilla was declared elected Governor. In the status plebiscite held along with the...

Student Dies in Protests in Dominican Republic

On Thursday the 8th of November, the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo was the scene of one of several protests against the fiscal reform. During the protest, the police caused...

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