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1 August 2013

Stories from 1 August 2013

South Sudan Releases Detained Ugandan Journalists

Ugandan media workers used #FreeUgandaJournos on Twitter to pressure South Sudan's president to free the journalists.

Senegalese Literacy Contest Winner Turns Down French Visa in Protest

Bousso Dramé describes the ill treatment she received when obtaining a French visa in a widely circulated open letter.

DREAM Helps Reduce AIDS Cases in Africa

An interview with Paola Germano, leader of Comunità di Sant'Egidio's DREAM programme in Africa. She explains why research has confirmed a reduction in AIDS cases in sub-saharan Africa.

China's ‘Foreign Forces’ Propaganda, Redefined

China's political term "foreign forces" has been reimagined by Chinese netizens to criticize domestic corruption rather than foreign intervention.

Tunisia: Political Crisis Escalates After 8 Soldiers Killed in Ambush

The bloody ambush was only a few days after two gunmen on a motorbike assassinated opposition MP Mohamed Brahmi.

Brazilians Ask ‘Where is Amarildo?’, Favela Resident Missing After Arrest

The last time Amarildo was seen, military police were taking him from the Favela da Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro, known as the largest slum in the world.

Six Years in a Russian Prison for Sharing Porn?

RuNet Echo

A Russian blogger gets into trouble with local authorities after he reposts pictures of half-naked patrons, engaged in striptease contests and public sex acts, from a nightclub's social networking page.

Italian Appeals Court Upholds Guilty Verdict in Historic Eternit Asbestos Case

An appeals court in Turin, Italy has affirmed Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny, former owner of cement manufacturer Swiss Eternit Group, is responsible for nearly 3,000 asbestos-related deaths.

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