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4 December 2013

Stories from 4 December 2013

Seditious iPhone Reviews? Iran Arrests 7 from Tech News Site

In a recent wave of arrests of "cyber activists" in Kermin, Iran authorities have also netted gadget reviewers from Narenji.ir.

Traffickers Force Smuggled Refugees to Rape Each Other in Sinai

About 30,000 people have been trafficked to Sinai, Egypt, over the last five years. Cairo-based journalist Bel Trew tweets from a Press conference on the matter, to shed light on...

Egypt Mourns Poet of the People Ahmed Fouad Negm

Revolutionary Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm died yesterday at the age of 84. Netizens from across the Arab world mourn his death.

Facebook Refused to Delete a Video on How to Make a Petrol Bomb

“The Outside World Frightens Putin”: Russians Talk Ukraine

RuNet Echo

"Is there a Twitter plugin that can be used to cut out all the political commentators who, sitting in cozy Moscow cafes, discuss the fate of Ukraine?"

‘How Many Burning Bodies Will Satisfy Them?': Political Violence in Bangladesh

A spate of politically motivated violence against buses and trucks in Bangladesh has left several people dead and the rest of the country fearful to go about their lives.

Iranian Artist was Arrested

Follow the Money, South Korean Politicians Got Money from Construction Companies

10 Bangkok Rallies That Almost Toppled the Government

A review of the massive and daring street protests in 2008 and 2010 in Bangkok can help us understand the current political crisis in Thailand.

French Strategical Report to Counter China's Economic Influence in Africa

5 Places in Santiago, Chile to Remember the Pinochet Dictatorship and Say “Never Again”

Blogger Lillie Langtry takes us on a tour of monuments and sites related to the 1973 military coup d'état and its aftermath in Chile's capital, Santiago.

Football, Building Social Cohesion in Niger

Rising Voices

Sports - and especially football - can be an ideal vehicle to reinforce social cohesion in Nigerien communities scattered across the country's wide territory.

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