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17 October 2013

Stories from 17 October 2013

Chilean Students March to Demand Education Reform One Month Before Elections

The protests are part of ongoing mobilizations calling for an overhaul in the country's education system. This time students are pushing candidates to share specific proposals for education reform.

Happy Ending This Time for Iran's Nuclear Crisis ?

Iranians on Twitter wonder if the latest talks with world powers will be good news for Iran.

#Humanrights On Blog Action Day: The Ignored Issue Of Disappearance In Nepal

‘Can We Call Ourselves Free?': Indians Talk #HumanRights On Blog Action Day

The fight for human rights in India, where child labor, indigenous exploitation, entrenched stereotypes and other violations remain a problem, is far from over, bloggers wrote...

After a Fatal Car Crash, Tajik President is Told to “Get His House in Order”

A relative of the Tajik president has left the country after causing a fatal accident. Netizens now scorn at police and urge the president to keep his family in check.

Here's An Effective Way To Change Bangladesh: Community Building Via Facebook Group

Rise in Entrepreneurship Reveals Gender Tensions in Cuba

The transformation of the Cuban economic model has caused the flourishing of self-employed work, understood as not employed by the state.

Ecuadorian Women March in Defense of the Amazon

Women leaders from various communities in the Amazon have participated in a "Mobilization for Life" to show their opposition to the president's decision to suspend the environmental Yasuní-ITT initiative.

Arbitrary TV License Decision Undermines Hong Kong Freedom of Speech

Hong Kong people believe that the government screened out a new free-to-air Television competitor due to political reasons.

Elderly Care in Portugal Highlighted on Blog Action Day

China's Agenda in the World Media Summit

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