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19 November 2012

Stories from 19 November 2012

Bolivia, Do You Have Internet?

After more than a decade, Bolivia’s National Census of Population and Housing will be held on November 21, 2012. There is only one question regarding Internet access, and it inquires...

Confessions of Paid Political Trolls in South Korea

The practice of hiring trolls to hijack the comment section in online political posts is an open secret in South Korea. These paid commenters copy-and-paste slanderous messages crafted by their...

Ibero-America: Free Software Assessment Report 2012

Turkmenistan's Omnipresent Leader

Outrage as Facebook Post Leads to Arrests in India

Police detained a 21-year-old woman after she posted a Facebook a status update protesting the total shutdown of Mumbai city following the death of the founder of the Shiv Shena...

A Dying Putin Shakes Up Russia's Defense Ministry to Promote An Heir?

RuNet Echo

Earlier this month, as Americans prepared to re-elect President Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin fired his long-time ally Anatoly Serdyukov, the man who's served as Russia's Defense Minister since 2007. Russian...

Nicaraguan Blog Contest Focuses on Human Rights

Thousands March Against Repression in Costa Rica

On November 15, thousands of citizens participated in a march in response to the confrontations that occurred during a previous demonstration on November 8. In addition to renewing their protest...

On World Toilet Day, Introducing the Crap Map Project

Coming out of the Water Closet: Haiti on World Toilet Day

Today is World Toilet Day. Of a global population of 7 billion, a staggering 2.5 billion people have no access to clean toilet facilities - that's about 1 in 3...

“The Needle” Threads Another Story of Puerto Rican Trans Community

The sidewalks on the main avenues of San Juan’s donwtown sector of Santurce feature members from Puerto Rico’s trans community working the street corners. “The Needle”, a new documentary directed...

DR of Congo: M23 Rebels Threaten to Take Goma

Chileans Protest in Support of Gaza

The latest hostilities between the Israeli government and Hamas in the Gaza Strip prompted an unusual protest in front of the Israeli Embassy in Santiago, Chile. Reactions come from a...

Bangladesh: Money Doesn't Build A School

2012 Peaceful Protest for Gaza in Hong Kong

Renaming Villages, Streets in Tajikistan

300 Km Long March Against Rare Earths Refinery in Malaysia

To stop the Australian rare earths mining company, Lynas Corporation from operating a rare earths refinery in Pahang, Malaysia, a group of activists started a 300 km march, dubbed “the...

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