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18 October 2013

Stories from 18 October 2013

Declaration on the Future of Internet Cooperation

Property Bubble In Kathmandu

Japan: OpenStreetMap Aggregates Typhoon Info

Activists Demand Release of Angola's Youngest Political Prisoner

GV Face: Malala's Pakistan

GV Face

This week we talk about why Pakistan feels so conflicted about Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala and the role social media has played in spreading her fame and discredit.

#1book140: Twitter Book Chat on International Poetry

Chile: Police Special Forces Evict Mapuche Community From Contested Lands

A self-denominated “autonomous” indigenous community, Temucuicui has occupied what they consider to be ancestral lands for over two years, resisting several eviction attempts.

PHOTOS: Hundreds Dead, Historic Churches Destroyed in Philippine Quake

"Our churches may have been destroyed but not our faith" became a popular online message in the Philippines after a strong earthquake hit the central part of the country

Controversial Candidates, Silly Season in Trinidad & Tobago

The by-election for the St. Joseph parliamentary seat will be held in early November - but the candidates are as controversial as the former representative.

#OccupyMyself: Confessions Of A Social Media Deserter

The Bridge

She misses the interactions, but values even more the time and mental space she's regained. Will social media "deserter" Paula Góes ever return to Facebook and Twitter?

China's Maple Bridge Experience and Local Governance

South Africa's Ruling Party #ProudlyBroughtByANC Campaign Flops

The campaign was a response to a billboard erected by the opposition poking fun at the electronic tolling system. The billboard reads: “E-tolls. Proudly brought to you by the ANC.”

China: School Forces Students To Participate in Forced Demolition

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