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28 October 2013

Stories from 28 October 2013

Egypt: Lawsuits Greet Bassem Youssef's Long-Awaited Al Bernameg

How ready is Egypt for Bassem Youssef's latest round of satire? Netizens react to the first episode of El Bernameg (The Programme), which was greeted with lawsuits.

International Organizations Call for a Swift Adoption of Marco Civil in Brazil

‘Internet Needs an Uncompromising “Marco Civil” in Brazil!‘, state international organizations that advocate for free speech and freedoms online in an open letter released on October 28, 2013 (on the eve of...

PHOTOS: Muralists ‘Paint Resistance’ in Toribío, Colombia

From October 19 to 26, a 'minga' - collective work done in favor of a community - united over 60 artists from Colombia and other parts of Latin America.

An Overview of Volgograd Bombing Anglophone Blogging

Misinformation disseminated online about the Volgograd bus bombing (which left at least six people dead on October 21) has raised the suspicions of Russia bloggers both Russophone and Anglophone.

Construction of 1 Billion Euro Resort Begins in Montenegro

Luštica Bay, near Tivat on the Montenegrin coast, is being developed by Swiss Orascom Development into a large-scale resort bay and marina. The resort is a colossal undertaking in the...

Serbia: Jovanka Broz, Widow of Tito, Dies Isolated and Forgotten

Jovanka Broz, widow of Tito, died in Belgrade on October 20, aged 88. In the decades since her husband's death, she led a reclusive life in Belgrade, forgotten and isolated.

Opposition MPs Suspect Foul Play as Croatia Airlines Prepares for Privatization

Some members of the Croatian parliament, all of different opposition parties, have voiced their concern in past days regarding safety issues that Croatia Airlines has had in recent weeks and,...

On the Kingdoms of Spain

Overnight, Catalan politics changed. Hundreds of towns in the Catalan countryside preemptively declared independence. Catalonia's Parliament passed a declaration of sovereignty. But nothing changed in Spain.

Everyone Suffers in Manila Traffic

Filipino journalist Iris Cecilia Gonzales writes about how people suffer from Manila's notorious street traffic: When one is stuck in traffic in Manila's streets, there's no escape. Everyone suffers —...

Is Cambodia a One-Party State?

Anirudh Bhati rejects the position by some analysts that Cambodia has become a one-party state after the main opposition party boycotted the inaugural session of the National Assembly: …it would...

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