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12 July 2013

Stories from 12 July 2013

Caring For The Migrant Workers in Maldives

Gulnara Karimova: Mocked Abroad, Loved (and Feared) in Uzbekistan

Gulnara Karimova, the upwardly mobile daughter of Uzbekistan's aging "President for Life" Islam Karimov, celebrated her 41st birthday in typically decadent style on July 8. But as she enters mid-life,...

New Internet Law in The Gambia Puts Gag on Government Criticism

Parliamentarians in the tiny West African state of the Gambia have ratified and passed a new law that seeks to tighten laws on Internet freedom. The law seeks to punish...

New Sugar Cane Farming Bill in Brazil Threatens Amazon

Brazil has passed a law authorizing the cultivation of sugar cane for the first time in areas of the Amazon forest and surrounding wetlands and savanna, causing concern among environmentalists.

The Bahamas: Life Begins at 40?

The Bahamas marked its 40th anniversary of independence from Great Britain this week. A few bloggers shared their thoughts about the milestone…

The State of the Internet in Bolivia

Caribbean: Encouraging Innovators?

Should Foreign Reporters Learn Bahasa?

Outcry Over Hush-Hush Nuclear Plans in Southern China

A complex of nuclear fuel facilities has been quietly planned in Heshan in China's southern Guangdong province, unleashing a wave of anger among Web users over the hush-hush nature of...

Is WeChat the Next Sina Weibo in China?

There’s a battle brewing in Chinese social media between text and voicemail service WeChat and microblogging website Sina Weibo.

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