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13 October 2013

Stories from 13 October 2013

Screening Of Sri Lankan Movie Forcefully Stopped In Nepal

Mashrou’ Leila Is Back on Stage to #OccupyArabPop

Lebanese indie band Mashrou' Leila is taking the Arab world by storm. Ahmed Medien looks at how the band is using social media to reach out to audiences.

Saudis Celebrate Four Years of ACPRA, Their Defiant Human Rights Organization

The Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) marks its fourth anniversary today. Saudi netizens celebrate its achievements.

The Kremlin's Internet Takeover: A Surefire Flop

When it comes to technology, the Russian government makes up in ambition for what it lacks in competence. Earlier this week, state-controlled telecom Rostelecom announced a government-sponsored Internet search engine.

Hundreds of Earthquakes on Catalan Coast Stir Protests Against Gas Company

Over 300 microtremors hit the northern area of Valencia and southern Catalonia. The quakes could be related to the activities of a controversial natural gas company called the Castor Project.

Syria: Banksy’s Crude Politics

Anonymous British graffiti artist Banksy released a video satirizing the Syrian civil war, entitled “Rebel Rocket Attack," leaving Syrians and keen watchers of the conflict confused and disappointed.

Chinese Journalist Arrested After Exposing Corruption Online

Liu Hu was formally arrested after seven weeks of detention on charges related to his posts on Sina Weibo detailing the alleged corruption of four high-ranking officials.

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