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9 May 2013

Stories from 9 May 2013

Bahamas: Too Free on Facebook?

Facebook is free for all, but it doesn’t mean that we are liberated to slander others with impunity – or to make vile threats…without consequences. POLITICAL BAHAMAS BLOG discusses “potentially...

Schools Close in Panama Due to Energy Crisis

The severe drought that is affecting Panama has motivated the government to take several measures, including suspending classes in public and private schools.

Fight Against Ritual Killings Gears Up in Gabon

The discovery of a young girl's mutilated body on a beach in Gabon's capital city of Libreville has renewed the fight in the Central African country against the superstitious practice...

A Sad Story of a Nepali Migrant Worker

Ujjwal Acharya tells a sad story of a Nepali migrant worker who was denied to board onwards by Air Arabia at Delhi airport because she did not have a return...

Conservative Pundit Sues South Korea's Saturday Night Live TV Show

Political satire in South Korea is having a rough go of it these days. The country's version of American comedy show Saturday Night Live faces a lawsuit filed by a...

Watchdog Social Media Monitor Pakistan's Historic Elections

As Pakistan nears its first democratic transition of power with the country's historic elections only days away, social media is empowering Pakistanis to take a more active role in the...

Northern Brazil Peace Rally Pushes Back Against Rising Violence

With posters and banners crying out for peace, and much criticism for the violence threatening the neighborhood youth, hundreds of people - students, teachers, community leaders, artists and supporters -...

‘Malaysian Tsunami’ Protests Election Irregularities

Tens of thousands in Malaysia gathered in Kelana Jaya stadium near the country’s capital last May 8 to protest the final vote tally of the 13th General Elections. The government...

Young Woman's Suspicious Death Triggers Rare Protests in Beijing

Thousands of people took to the streets in Beijing yesterday, May 8, 2013, in response the suspicious death of a young migrant worker named Yuan Liya.

Drug Trafficking on the Rise in Timor Leste

The East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin features the worsening drug trafficking problem in Timor Leste. It quoted a government report which recognized that the country is being used as...

Timor Leste's Bid to Join ASEAN

Julio Gil da Silva Guterres writes about Timor Leste's application to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN. He warns that “ASEAN without Timor Leste is the same...

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