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31 July 2013

Stories from 31 July 2013

Transgender Teen's Murder Raises Spectre of Jamaican Homophobia

The mob murder of a transgender youth has got bloggers discussing the country's homophobic laws and Jamaicans' attitude towards gay people.

What Does a “Green Party” Win Mean for Trinidad & Tobago Politics?

Trinidad and Tobago‘s hotly contested Chaguanas West by-election ended with a resounding victory on Monday night for Jack Warner, who reclaimed his seat with a convincing win.

Caribbean: E-waste Ethics

Zimbabweans Vote as President Mugabe Seeks Seventh Term

Mugabe is the only president the country has had since its independence from Britain in 1980.

Back from Germany, Workers Demand Promised Wages in Mozambique

An Undeniably Racist Song, ‘Asian Girlz’ Sparks Controversy

Abre Latam, an Open Conference for an Open Region

Technology for Transparency Network

Reviews and photos from Abre Latam, an event about open data and transparency in Latin American governments which took place in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Germany: Security Above the Constitution

Last Day for Submitting Applications for Highway Africa New Media Awards

Asylum Seekers in Germany: Integration or Slavery?

A Sustainable Ecovillage in Sidi Amor, Tunisia

INTERVIEW: How TEDx Talks Are Putting São Tomé On the Map

"Connected to the World" was the motto of the first TEDx event in the African island where a local revolution is taking place with the arrival of 3G Internet.

#FreeSafy – Bahrain Arrests Blogger in Dawn Raid

Bahraini blogger Mohammed Hassan was arrested at dawn today. His telephone and computer were confiscated. Netizens call for his release.

India Sees Dolphins as “Non-human Persons”

Brazil's Vinegar Revolt Renews Police Demilitarization Debate

Some argue it is impossible for Brazil's military police, a leftover from from the country's dictatorship, to view the people as anything but the enemy.

Racist Slur As A Brand Name

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