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14 April 2013

Stories from 14 April 2013

Christian Colony Attacked In Pakistan

Raza Habib Raja at Pak Tea House describes how another Christian colony had been attacked in Gujranwala, Punjab in Pakistan using the same rhetoric – revenge for alleged “Insult to...

India's ‘Paradoxical’ Right To Property

In a podcast at mylaw.net legal practitioner Namita Wahi talked about the paradox of the fundamental right to property in the Indian Constitution and how to deal with it.

Yemen: Anti Drone Protests in the US

Yemenis join nation-wide rallies across the US in protest against predator drones and extrajudicial killings.

Thailand: Victims of 2010 Protest Crackdown

Thai independent web portal Prachatai publishes the names of 21 civilians and five soldiers who died during a military crackdown of an anti-government protest three years ago. Officials of the...

Helping Laos Recover from Cluster Bombs

Bryan Thao Worra, a Laotian American writer, reflects on his last trip in Laos where he witnessed the impact of cluster bombs in rural villages. Laos was one of the...

Great Broadband Wagon Rolls Out in Australia

The Opposition’s national broadband policy, released on 9 April 2013, was always going to be highly contentious in Australia. It is not just for geeks but also looms as a...

Violence Can Disrupt Pakistan Elections 2013

Raza Rumi at jahane Rumi discusses about the strong possibility of violence during the impending Pakistan 2013 elections.

Madagascar's Presidential Candidates

The presidential elections are set for July 24, 2013 in Madagascar. According to Ben from mada-tribune.com, the first candidates to have submitted their dossiers [fr] to the special electoral court...

Why is WeChat So Popular in China?

WeChat is a mobile phone text and voice messaging communication service developed by Tencent in China. It has more than 300 millions registered users and is the most popular mobile...

Chinese Media Exposes Labor Camp Torture

@Lens Magazine wrote on its official Sina Weibo account that in Masanjia Women’s Reeducation Through Labor Camp in northeastern China’s Liaoning province, torturing methods, such as exploitation of camp labor,...

Russia's #1 Netizen Heads to Trial

Pussy Riot, eat your heart out. Later this week, Russia’s most polarizing blogger, Alexey Navalny, will stand trial for embezzling roughly half a million dollars from a state-owned timber company...

China's Anti-Japanese TV War Dramas Knocked for Vulgarity

The Chinese entertainment industry's incessant production of anti-Japanese TV dramas, under the scrutiny of netizens for a while now, has hit a nerve with China's state-controlled media after two photographs...

Fancy Cars and Booze Fuel Russian Online Petitions

A Russian government online petition platform went live on April 2. RuNet Echo takes a look at how it works in practice.

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