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3 December 2012

Stories from 3 December 2012

Social Media Unites To Stand Up For Saving Colombo's Trees

In the last week of November a number of century old trees across Reid Avenue in Colombo were cut by the authorities. Caring citizens created a Facebook page titled “Stand...

Russian LiveJournal Announces Grant Program

LiveJournal, owned and managed by Russian company SUP Media, just announced [ru] a grant program that will target the development of “interesting, but less well known blogs.” The grant funds could...

Curuguaty's Deadly Clashes Continue to Resonate Across Paraguay

Public opinion continues to be polarized about the Curuguaty police raid that ended in the death of six police officers and eleven farm workers. The investigation of the raid, which...

São Tomé & Príncipe Accedes to the New York Convention

In February 2013, São Tomé and Príncipe will become the fourth Portuguese language country undersigning the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, announced the...

14 Mexican Women are Murdered Each Day

Fourteen Mexican women [die] each day as a result of violence according to a report published [es] by the Fundación Origen women’s’ rights group. Erwin C. highlights this report in...

Kenya: Deadly Violence Threatens to Polarize Country

A recent outbreak of deadly violence pitting police officers and soldiers against civilians has claimed the lives of dozens of Kenyans and sparked debate over the increasing insecurity in the...

Portugal: Digital TV Controversy

A PhD thesis on the process of implementing Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in Portugal presented evidence that the National Communications Authority, ANACOM, favoured private company Portugal Telecom (PT) in the...

Brazilian Immigration Policy Faces New Challenges

Whereas the subject has long been debated in Europe and the USA, the issue of immigration has only recently gained prominence in Brazil. This new Brazilian reality throws up a...

China: Netizens Call for Abolition of the “Black Jail” System

Ordinary citizens in China will choose to take the path of petition visit or Shangfang to voice out their grievance. In response, many local government officials would hire agents to...

Chinese News Podcast

For those who are interested in alternative news and commentary related to China, Sinica podcast runs a series of English podcasts focusing on Chinese politics, economics, international relations and how it all relates to...

Signature Campaign Against the Revival of Oligarchic Politics in South Korea

South Korean NGO, National Association of Professors for Democracy (NAPD), initiated a signature campaign calling for the support of academics in Asia against the revival of oligarchic politics in South...

Message from Hong Kong to Tibet

A group of young activists from Hong Kong made a video to express their concern about Tibetan‘s struggle for autonomy.

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