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14 December 2013

Stories from 14 December 2013

The Caucasus Network: In Blogs, Russian is the Common Language

No indigenous languages dominate any of the blogging platforms in the North Caucasus. Even the forums dedicated exclusively to local issues operate in Russian.

The Caucasus Network: On Blogging and Keeping Up Appearances

RuNet Echo

The Russian North Caucasus divided into clusters and studied for reader interactivity.

In Tajikistan Protest Occurs Online

VIDEO: Young Men Are Forced to Join Army in Tajikistan

The Caucasus Network: What They Blog About

RuNet Echo

North Caucasus bloggers appear to exist in a bubble, demonstrating little interest in the outside world. There are roughly six topics the most popular blogs focus on.

Czechoslovakia's Architectural Heritage in Kyrgyzstan

Another Rural Japanese Elementary School Disappears Due to Declining Birthrate

Every year, about 500 public schools in Japan are closing due to shortage of children as the cost of education becomes unbearable for rural communities.

Bangladesh Executes Islamist Leader Abdul Quader Mollah for War Crimes

Abdul Quader Mollah was the first to die for war crimes committed during Bangladesh's struggle for independence. His execution sparked a wave of deadly violence from supporters, leaving several dead.

Uruguayan Trade Union Federation Backs Launch of Worker-run Airline

PIT-CNT, Uruguay's national trade union centre, has offered financial guarantees for the launch of the worker-run airline, Alas Uruguay.

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