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11 June 2013

Stories from 11 June 2013

Snowden Hides in Hong Kong, US-China Diplomacy Takes Center Stage

As Edward Snowden, a US whistleblower hides out in Hong Kong, a wave of nationalism has hit China's blogosphere. Many netizens see the US government's vast snooping as a chance...

Senegal's Democratic Tradition Takes Worrisome Turn

Senegal has a solid tradition of democracy and protection of freedom of expression and human rights. But recent months have seen the West African nation's reputation as a stronghold for...

Bangladesh's Capital City Dhaka Gets Its First Bus Map

Commuters who take the bus Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka, home to 15 million people and very heavy traffic, can for the first time look at a map to plan...

Bangladesh's Budget: Comments and Analysis

How Southeast Asian Leaders Use Twitter

Twitter has been a very useful tool for Southeast Asian leaders who needed to communicate directly with their citizens. Indonesia's Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is the most popular leader in the...

Jamaica: Children as Artists

Puerto Rico: “Freedom for Oscar López Rivera, Now!”

More and more people have united in the campaign for the release of Oscar López Rivera, the longest-serving political prisoner in Latin America. Politicians of all ideologies in Puerto Rico,...

Egypt: Losing Historical Cities

Russia Eyes Another Orphan Experiment

RuNet Echo

Pavel Astakhov's idea of sending Russia's highly-politicized orphans to the restive North Caucasian Republics as a kind of social "experiment" was overwhelmingly condemned by netizens of all political stripes.

Mysterious Disappearances from Bar Add to Mexico's Many Missing People

The federal authorities in Mexico have officially acknowledged a record of 26,121 missing persons. Eleven people should be added to this list after they disappeared without trace in bar "Heaven"...

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