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13 June 2013

Stories from 13 June 2013

Peru: Four Years Since the Indigenous Protests in Bagua

June 5, 2013, marked the passage of four years since the events in Bagua, the protests of indigenous communities in the Amazon against legislative rulings detrimental to their interests. In...

Iran's Presidential Candidates Armed With Social Media

Iranian presidential candidates are competing with each other in use of social media like Facebook and Twitter even though these sites are filtered and generally inaccessible to internet users.

President Mugabe Unilaterally Declares Zimbabwe Poll Date

Ignoring protests from his coalition partners and Zimbabwean citizens, President Robert Mugabe has unilaterally declared 31 July, 2013 as the date the country will hold elections.

Iranians in Canada Cast Symbolic Votes Days Before Election

Iranians in Canada cannot vote in Iran's presidential election this week, but thanks to an initiative by a group of Iranian expatriates they were at least able to cast a...

Syria: 18 Journalists Killed in January

Could Fawzia Koofi be Afghanistan's First Female President?

The search for the next president of Afghanistan is underway. Last fall, Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) slated presidential elections for April 5, 2014. Voter registration started at the end...

Dengue Outbreak in Singapore

Singapore recorded 4,632 dengue cases in 2012. This year it went up to 9,847 already. This is a record high for Singapore which last experienced a dengue outbreak in 2005....

Iran: Rapping for Conservative Candidate

Iran: Viva Reforms

Syria: Old Homs Under Siege for a Year

This month marks the first anniversary of the siege of the old city of Homs, often described as the capital of the Syrian Revolution. Homs, one of the first revolutionary...

Russia's Commodification of Political Prisoners

RuNet Echo

Russia’s blogosphere comments on the unexpected release from prison of businessman Alexey Kozlov.

The Daily Sexism that Women Face

Colectivo Nómada: Latin American Documentary Photography

China Quotes Foreign Press on Snowden

Dog Thefts in Vietnam

Syria: Criticizing Arab Silence

Brazilian Court Gags Activist from Protesting Construction Project Online

A Brazilian court has forbidden an agricultural engineer from speaking out on the streets and on the Internet against the construction of a high-rise apartment complex. Freedom of expression advocates...

Environment Impact of Mining in Indonesia

North Korean State TV's Real-time Facebook Broadcasting a Hoax?

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