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10 April 2013

Stories from 10 April 2013

Tunisian Graffiti Artists Fined, Most Serious Charges Dismissed

A Tunisian court fined two street artists for drawing pro poor graffiti today. The court, however, dismissed the charges of "disturbing public order" and "breaching the state of emergency".

Honduras’ Indigenous Reject Hydroelectric Project

Argentine Pope: Bergoglio and the ‘Slum Priests’

In Argentina, former cardinal Bergoglio - now pope Francis- is remembered for his work at "villas miseria", slums located in big cities around the country.

Venezuela: Fire Consumes Part of Canaima National Park

For over a week the Canaima National Park, one of the world's most precious green lungs has been burning beyond control. Many Twitter users are in dismay over the events,...

Russian Censors Partially Acquiesce to Wikipedia

U.S. Food Safety Groups Urge for Veto of ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

Food Safety activists are outraged over the passage of an act by the U.S Congress that protects genetically modified seeds from litigation regardless of the effects on the health of...

Zambian Activist Arrested After Speaking Out for Gay Rights

Gay rights activist Paul Kasonkomona was arrested in Zambia after he appeared on live television arguing that the country, which criminalises homosexual acts, should respect same-sex relationships. His arrest came...

Turning Point for Sri Lanka's Muslims?

Chinese Authorities Cancel Indie Film Festival

Djibouti: Arrests follow ‘Democratic’ Elections

Several opposition leaders were arrested in Djibouti after demonstrations which followed the February 22, 2013 general elections. The elections saw yet another victory for the party in power, the People's...

Big Money and Sex Talks Shock in China

Margaret Thatcher's Top Five China Moments

Haiti: Too Fragile to Shoulder the Blame

Macedonia's Media Law Lacks Media's Input

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