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11 March 2013

Stories from 11 March 2013

Should Alcohol be Legalised in Libya?

Libyan netizens are debating whether alcohol should be allowed in the country – after more than 50 people have died from drinking methane-tainted home-made alcohol in Tripoli. Another 470-plus people...

US Attorney General Praises Saudi Reforms

Omar Banuchi Finds His Niche in the Puerto Rican Web (Part III)

Banuchi's career path can be seen in the transformation that his illustrations have had in the last five years. The technique has been refined, and the topics point towards an...

Ecuador: One Year Since the Detainment of ‘The 10 from Luluncoto’

It has been a year since "the 10 from Luluncoto" were detained, citizens accused of attempted terrorism. Various demonstrations have taken place outside the Inca women's prison, and they are...

Peru: Riding with Grandpa

Of Ginger and Other Delicacies

Rebels Attack in Central African Republic

British Security Firm Profits from Mali War

The Right to be Forgotten: Spain and Google Before the European Court

On 26 February, Google and Spain appeared before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over the redaction of certain pages yielded in search results that contain the personal information of...

Video: Greece Austerity Protests Teargassed

Hungarian Bloggers Take Student Union To Court

Is the ‘China Dream’ Really a ‘Strong Military Dream’ ?

The concept of the "China Dream" is being promoted by a number of state-controlled media organizations, including China Central Television which recently invited Chinese micro-bloggers to join the conversation.

Video: Police Brutality at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Video involving participant Jamie Jackson at the iconic Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on March 2, 2013 has sparked claims of police brutality.

Moldova Without Government: What's Next – East or West?

On March 5, Moldova’s Parliament passed a no-confidence motion, dismissing the country's pro-European three-party coalition government led by Vlad Filat. Just a few weeks earlier, Moldova seemed to be the...

Video: Ukrainian Lawmaker Flouts Law, Berates Airport Employee

Vadym Kolesnichenko, a Ukrainian ruling party MP, set off a small-scale online campaign when he lashed out at an airport employee who was just doing her job.