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6 December 2012

Stories from 6 December 2012

Sex Tapes of Chinese Official and Anti-Corruption Fight

While the Chinese Communist Party (CCP chief secretary's anti-corruption talk still lingered in our ears, an obscene sex tape of former Chongqin CCP Secretary went viral online and within 63...

Africa: Online culture magazine crowdfunds to print special issue

New Technologies Monitor Ghana Elections 2012

As Ghanaians get ready to go to the polls that will be held on 7 December 2012, we would like to point out local initiatives using new technologies to ensure...

Still Shaking from Kim Kardashian's Bahrain Trip

Reality show celebrity Kim Kardashian's trip to Bahrain is still making the rounds on news - and social media. In a series of tweets, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof...

Mapping the Conflicts in DRC in 2012

Protests Continue in Bahrain

Argentina's Impending ‘Monsanto Law’ is Not Welcome

A bill by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina regarding genetically modified seeds has generated much controversy in different sectors who argue that Argentina could lose its...

Jamaica: Environmental Concerns

Counting the Hours Before Ghana's Presidential Elections

It is just one day to Ghana's election day and campaigns are intensifying – some early morning street campaigns are accompanied by horn blowing, loud singing and clapping. Some people...

The Future of #YoSoy132 Under Enrique Peña Nieto

Fear of Food Crisis after Locust Invasion in the South of Madagascar

Death of Colombian Football Player Miguel Calero Shakes Mexico

Mexicans expressed their support and solidarity on Twitter after learning that Colombian and former football player Miguel Calero had been declared brain dead. Hours after this post was published in...

7D: Argentina Prepares for New Media Law

On December 7, 2012, the new Media Law will come into full effect in Argentina. The date is known as 7D. What do the media, government and citizens think about...

The Many Faces of Everyday Violence Against Women

The United Nations General Assembly designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Abdoulaye Bah gives an overview of reactions in the francophone blogosphere...

Need for Concrete AIDS Policy in China

An HIV carrier in Tianjin was forced to conceal his condition in order to receive lung cancer surgery. Once the incident was brought to the spotlight by Li Hu, an...

Besieged and Bickering, Russian Online Portal Begins Anew

RuNet Echo

As her conflict with authorities came to a head last week, Aksana Panova, editor-in-chief of the embattled Yekaterinburg internet news agency, said her last goodbyes on behalf of the...

Petition to Release Imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo and Wife Liu Xia


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