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12 August 2013

Stories from 12 August 2013

Vladimir Putin's Solitary PR Stunt

RuNet Echo

Over the past months the Kremlin has given Russian bloggers more than the usual amount of fodder to ridicule the government and President Vladimir Putin.

Whistleblower Protection Urged to Fight Corruption in East Timor

Remembering the 1988 Student Revolt in Myanmar

Intense Debate Over Changes in Puerto Rico's Political Status

What does the future hold for Puerto Rico's political status? The Caribbean island has been a U.S. territory—or colony, according to some—for more than a century.

Iran: A New Internet Report

Cartoons Magazine Raises Funds for Brazil's Free Fare Movement

Turkmenistan's “Book of the Soul” Facing Difficult Times

Turkmenistan's first president once suggested reading his "Book of the Soul" three times could guarantee a person's place in heaven. Now the book's place in public life is under siege.