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6 January 2013

Stories from 6 January 2013

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Blaming Rape Victims in Cambodia

  6 January 2013

In Cambodia, rape cases are given low profile despite the report of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association which documented 467 rape cases in 2011 and 320 in 2012. These figures could be higher since rape is under reported in the country.

Vietnam Tech News Websites Need to Cover Local Updates

  6 January 2013

It’s not easy for the layman to get news about new technology companies, new products, or cutting edge trends in Vietnam… Everybody knows about the latest iPhone, nobody knows about Setech Viet. Anh-Minh Do explains why most Vietnamese tech news websites provide more coverage to global technology news updates.

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Tiptoeing Tradition, Cuba Welcomes the New Year

  6 January 2013

The year 2012, marked by the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Cuba, Hurricane Sandy's trail of destruction, and the controversial legal regulation of the public use of music also made a mark on the island's blogosphere. The extension of Internet access was also a topic that set the digital agenda.

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Taiwan's Nuclear-free New Year's Wish

  6 January 2013

The new year celebration was very special this year as popular singers, environmental and youth activists worked together to present a nuclear-free homeland as Taiwanese people's common wish for 2013.

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1968 Comes to Today's Russian Universities?

RuNet Echo  6 January 2013

Last month, on December 18, students at the Russian State University of Trade and Economics (RSUTE) began a strike and blocked the main door of their alma mater. Controversy surrounds Sergei Baburin, the school's recently sacked chancellor, whose academic tenure overlapped with a long history of political activity.

China's Environmental Protests

  6 January 2013

China has seen many protests over environmental issues in the past five years. Chinadialogue analyzed what caused the protests and why environmental issues fail to make any progress in China.

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