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14 December 2012

Stories from 14 December 2012

Inappropriate Analogy for Greece-Macedonia Name Dispute

  14 December 2012

Responding to an assertion by Gerald Knaus… Athens and Skopje face a [prisoner's dilemma]: if neither side believes that a solution is possible, and acts on this, both will lose. …Zarko Trajanoski wrote on Facebook: However, the analogy with “prisoner's dilemma” is not only false, but very offensive: Athens is...

Brazilian Journalist Assaulted by Police while Covering Demonstration

  14 December 2012

Brazilian journalist Mariana Alvanesi (@morrodovidigal) was assaulted by the police while covering a demonstration by dwellers of the Vidigal neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, on December 13, 2012. The dwellers were trying to impede the demolition of a sports court. Dulcilene Guiri recorded the moment in video.

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Most Corrupt Country Award Goes to Afghanistan

  14 December 2012

Afghanistan ranks as the world's most corrupt country in the latest survey by a global corruption watchdog. The release of the survey triggered a wave of anti-corruption rallies across the war-torn country. In Bamyan, civil society activists awarded an effigy of Afghan president with the 'Most Corrupt Country Cup'.

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Plástica Magazine Shines Spotlight on Independent Spanish-Language Music

  14 December 2012

Plástica is an international journal specializing in the independent Spanish-language music scene. More than just a magazine, Plástica is a project that focuses on high quality, creative music. Its main goal now is to expand its readership beyond a digital audience, which is why they will launch the first paper edition of the magazine in 2013.

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Ecuador Gets Ready for the 2013 Elections

  14 December 2012

Ecuadorian netizens are already analyzing candidates for the legislative and presidential elections of February 17, 2013. Many share their reports and reactions under the hashtag #EleccionesEc on Twitter.

Measuring Corruption in East Timor

  14 December 2012

Great news: Timor-Leste reduced corruption more than every other country in the world! But is it true? We have a rapidly growing state budget, a minister facing prison, reports about corruption in the media every day and falling scores from other rating agencies. La'o Hamutuk reviews the corruption indicators given...

The Richest Village in the World?

  14 December 2012

Huaxi village in China's eastern Jiangsu province is claimed to be “the richest village in the world.” Wade Shepard, an Ethnographic Journalist documents his unique experience in the village on his travel blog VagabondJourney.com.

Indonesia Tops List in Cyber Threats

  14 December 2012

An Indonesian user has nearly a one-in-four chance of encountering an attempt to infect their machine each quarter. Much of the threat is due to widespread Trojan horses, software applications infected with malware The eWeek magazine has published the 2013 report of Sophos on global security cyber threats. Indonesia is...

Hashtag Criticising Mass Media Trending in Tokyo

  14 December 2012

Former Sankei Newspaper journalist Sumio Yamagiwa, organized an online campaign to tweet #マスコミ断罪 [ja], a hashtag criticising Japanese mass media for its biased reporting. The hashtag was a trending topic amongst Japanese twitter users, roughly around 9 PM to 11 PM on December 12, 2012

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Thailand: Why Pitak Siam Protest Failed

  14 December 2012

The anti-government group Pitak Siam (Protect Thailand) vowed to mobilize one million people in the streets of Bangkok last November 24 but managed to gather only 20,000. Bloggers, journalists and academics have written about the failure of Pitak Siam and the political impact of the protest.

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