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20 May 2013

Stories from 20 May 2013

Russian Sociology Under Assault

RuNet Echo

Science isn’t safe in Russia today. That, anyway, was Lev Gudkov’s message in a public statement today, announcing that prosecutors in Moscow contacted him five days ago, to issue an...

The Eccentrics and the Women Who Run for President in Iran

Hundreds of hopeful Iranians, including thirty women, have registered as candidates to replace President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the forthcoming election even though they have no chance whatsoever of being elected.

Indian Army is now on Facebook

Nicaraguans Defend Law Against Violence Towards Women

In April a campaign entitled "I Support Law 779" began on social networks demanding that the "Integral Law Against Violence Towards Women" be respected before numerous reforms that religious leaders...

Are Indian Companies “Land Grabbing” in Africa?

As foreign companies and governments buy or lease land in countries across Africa, the debate continues as to whether this will encourage development or is simply land grabbing. The Hindu's...

10.6 Endless Seconds in Football History

China: Online Social Management

Mozambique: Medical Professionals Announce Strike

Bermuda: House & Senate Accountability

Mauritania Through a Portuguese Artist's Eyes

Portuguese artist Isabel Fiadeiro lives in Nouakchott, Mauritania, where she paints and runs an art gallery. Fiadeiro also sketches from observation, filling her blog Sketching in Mauritania with images of...

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