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22 January 2013

Stories from 22 January 2013

Macedonian Sports Journalist Protests Harassment

Iran: A Crime on YouTube, an Execution in Public

Two young men, Alireza Mafiha and Mohammad Ali Sarvari, were executed by hanging in Tehran, Iran in the early hours of January 20, before the eyes of public spectators who...

Kuwait: Stateless Activist Goes on Hunger Strike

On January 16, stateless activist Abdulhakim AlFadhli entered hunger strike in prison right after getting a two-year jail sentence. The court charged the activist with attacking a policeman in a...

An “OMG Law” for Lebanon During Election Year?

This year a parliamentary election year in Lebanon and this means that once again, electoral law debates make headlines in a country marked by institutionalized sectarianism.

Peru: Government Renews Concession Agreement with Telephone Operator

Is Japan Leaning Towards the Right?

Colombia: Was There a Ceasefire During Peace Conversations?

Guyana: Modern Architecture and the State of The Nation

Guatemala: Audience on Genocide Case

China: Viral love diary of mistress ends career of a senior propaganda official

On Inauguration Day, US Drones Strike Yemen

Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term as President of the United States yesterday [Jan 21, 2013]. Ironically while the crowd was cheering his inauguration line “A decade...

Inside the Audacious Assassination Attempt in Bulgaria

The January 19 gunman attack on the Bulgarian politician Ahmed Dogan has provoked many reactions by politicians and netizens - with some convinced that the assassination attempt was staged.

Flashmobs and Citizen Classrooms – Spain's Creative Protests Channel Discontent

Spain's anti-crisis movement- characterized by its creative protests- has been in full sway since 2011. Here we take a look at some of the movement's tactics and strategies.

Myanmar: Barcamp Yangon 2013

Video Footage of War in North Myanmar

China's Resistance Art Beyond Ai Weiwei

Social resistance in the form of action art is getting popular in China. This post introduces readers to an action art group - Made-in-J Town - which staged several body...

Cuban Filmmakers Take Over Digital Technologies

In Cuba, filmmakers and new directors have started to take over new technologies to keep down the costs of production of audiovisual effects, and to tell stories that would otherwise...

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