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24 January 2013

Stories from 24 January 2013

Spain: An Airport Without Planes?

Spain has an airport that has made both print and online headlines since its opening: Castellón airport. Netizens share their opinions on this airport that has an endless number of...

Opposition Party Attacks Russian eDemocracy

RuNet Echo

Just Russia has always been a conflicted political entity. Nominally, it's a social-justice-oriented opposition party with members in the Russian parliament. During the past year, Just Russia has gained a...

Hungarian Journalist Kidnapped, Then Released in Aleppo

Argentina: Suggestions for a better life

Critical Mass: Wheels of Activism Come to Brazil's Salvador City

The international cycling movement Critical Mass - or Bicicletadas as it is been known in Brazilian Portuguese - has won the hearts of Brazilians, since cars have reached a saturation...

A Destitute Women And Her Dogs

Trinidad & Tobago: Proper Procurement Practice

Cuba: Internet Change Coming?

Mexico: Florence Cassez, Guilty of Kidnapping or Victim of a Staged Process?

A great fuss has taken over the cyberspace after the French citizen Florence Cassez was released from a Mexican prision where she stayed seven years charged with kidnapping, illegal gun...

Parallels Between Religious and Copyright Wars

France: NGOs Condemn Privatisation of Public Domain

Guyana: Literary Controversy

Writer Ruel Johnson has expressed concern at what he considers to be possible case of nepotism at Caribbean Press, a publishing company owned by the government of Guyana: When I saw...

Commuted Sentence for Driver Who Killed Young Man Causes Outcry

The Spanish government just commuted the 13-year sentence of a driver who left one person dead and another in critical condition. The pardon has produced an outcry across Spain.

Egypt: Why Open Source Software?

After introducing to Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS) in the previous article, one might still wonder why corporates and governments need to adoption it or encourage its adoption. Tarek...

Free and Open Source Software

We received an email from Richard M. Stallman (RMS), after publishing the article about the Egyptian demonstration calling for the government to adopt Free Software. Tarek Amr digs deeper into...

Uzbekistan's Useless Latin Script

Turkmenistan: Human Rights? What Human Rights?

In Turkmenistan, which ranks among the world's "worst of the worst" human rights abusers, the very existence of such rights is seen as 'fiction'. Some netizens blame Ashgabat's repressive regime...

Jamaica: Hitting the Paywall

Hungarian Student Protesters Face Punishment, Keep Fighting

In December 2012, Hungarian university and high school students united to protest against the large cutbacks in higher education admission quotas. Their fight for tution-free slots continues.

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