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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

During the recent political violence in Bangladesh there were many instances of petrol bomb attacks on public transport full of passengers which killed and injured many. A video emerged in...

“The Outside World Frightens Putin”: Russians Talk Ukraine

"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

Several netizens reported that Iranian artist and activist for Hassan Rouhani's presidential campaign was arrested several days ago in Iran.Ali Karami tweeted Samad Khatibi, activist part of Rouhani campaign staff,...

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

Newtapa [ko] (Korea Center for Investigative Journalism) published a web feature [ko] which displays list of politicians’ names who received political donations from construction companies involved in the statewide construction project ‘Four...

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

Top Francophone economists & diplomats (namely H El-Karoui from Morocco, T Thiam from Côte d'Ivoire,  L Zinsou from Benin, J-M Severino and H Vedrine from France) submitted a joint report [fr] that outlines...

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

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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