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22 October 2013

Stories from 22 October 2013

Slovakia's Roma Communities Significantly Bypassed by Development

Saudi Clerics Protest Women Driving

Saudi Prisoners’ Children Put Into Solitary Confinement

Relatives of prisoners, including children, who were denied from meeting their loved ones during Eid Al Adha, are now being detained in Saudi Arabia, after staging an "illegal" protest.

Tajiks Note that “Moscow Has Changed”

This Weekend at Developing Latin America 2013 Apps Challenge (Part I)

Technology for Transparency Network

This past weekend has been very productive for the Developing Latin America Apps Challenge. Here we bring you a brief summary of what happened in some of the participating countries.

Fujimori Trial Temporarily Suspended Due to His Haggard Appearance

Many were not convinced about the state of the president's health, who was subpoenaed to testify about the purchase of the editorial line of some newspapers to promote his reelection.

Opposition Wins Trinidad's Local Government Elections, but Everybody Celebrates

The opposition People's National Movement has won Trinidad's Local Government Elections - but that hasn't stopped the other political parties from claiming some measure of victory. Netizens, meanwhile, are incredulous.

Nicolás Maduro's First Six Months as President of Venezuela

“Orphaned Parents”: Emigration in Venezuela from the View of Those Who Stay Behind

A blog post by journalist Elizabeth Fuentes has once more generated a debate about emigration in Venezuela--this time from the perspective of the family who stays behind.

Egypt: “Morsi is Not Coming Back”

Mozambique's 20-Year Peace at Great Risk

The attack of government defense forces against a base of the main Mozambique opposition party, may mark the end of 1992 peace deal. On Twitter, many chorus "no" to war.

The Crowd in the Machine

The Bridge

How we create images of crowds affects our understanding of them.

WhatsApp Sex Tape in Brazil Prompts Internet Meme Blaming Victim

A 19-year-old is the latest victim of a private sex tape going public without consent. The incident has sparked a debate about women's sexual liberty in Brazil.

Madagascar Presidential Elections: The Home Stretch

33 candidats se présentent aux élections présidentielles à Madagascar. Cependant seuls 16 d'entre eux ont eu une vrai présence pendant la campagne dans les médias. Certains se demandent où sont...

“Let Russians Sweep Their Own Streets”: Minorities Ponder Ethnic Violence

RuNet Echo

Non-ethnic Russians have been keen to express their views on the Biryulyovo riots online, using the language common to many of them - Russian.

CCTV News Tweets About Zhou Yongkang Corruption Case

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