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4 April 2013

Stories from 4 April 2013

Peru: Attack on Radio Sparks Clashes

Argentina: Floods in Buenos Aires Leave 35 Dead

The province of Buenos Aires was severely affected by abundant rainfall recorded during the night of the 1st and 2nd of April. Recurrent damage caused by the rains have prompted...

Russian Oligarch Berezovsky's Last Words: Yet Another Version

RuNet Echo

Pavel Pryanikov, of the blog ttolk.ru (Blog Tolkovatelya, The Explainer's Blog) has published [ru] yet another “last interview” with the deceased Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky [GV]. According to Pryanikov, the conversation was...

Talking about Cuba with Ellery Biddle and Elaine Díaz

Global Voices author and editor Juan Arellano interviews bloggers Ellery Biddle and Elaine Díaz, who cover the complicated Cuban blogosphere for Global Voices.

First Saudi Human Rights Association for Abolishing Execution Launched

Following last month's court ruling to dissolve the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) and to confiscate its (nonexistent) properties, a group of activists yesterday announced a new independent...

Iran's ‘Oldest’ Blogger Passes Away

Chinese Envy the Return of Private Media in Myanmar

As Myanmar's media landscape opens up, Chinese consumers wonder whether privately controlled media will ever see the light of day in their country.

Philippines: ‘Save Manila Bay’ Campaign

Various groups in the Philippines are petitioning the Manila City government to cancel a contract that would allow the reclamation of 148 hectares covering three islands in Manila Bay. Aside...

Cuban Blogger Denied US Visa

Myanmar Now Sells Cheap SIM Cards

Hackers in Arab Cities: Fab Lab and Tech in Egypt

A new web-documentary about hackers in Arab cities shines a spotlight on the hacker labs and makers spaces emerging in the Maghreb and in the Middle East. In this post,...

In Global Downturn, Sustainable Development Begins at Home

It is becoming even more clear that sustainable development in the world's poorest countries should not be based on external wealth or redistribution, but must instead be generated at home.

Towards Better Support for French Entrepreneurs in 2013

Excerpt: In 2013, the spotlight is on innovation and entrepreneurship in France. But before putting the tools in place, the entrepreneurs had to have their say, to ensure that the...

Hong Kong Dock Workers Strike Against Long Hours, Low Pay

A strike by Hong Kong dock workers demanding a pay raise and protesting arduous working conditions is delivering a costly blow to the city's port operators and winning widespread sympathy...

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