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19 December 2013

Stories from 19 December 2013

Bangladesh-Pakistan Relations Sour Over Islamist Leader's War Crimes Execution

Pakistan's lower house adopted a resolution expressing concern over the hanging of Abdul Quader Mollah, and some claimed that the real reason for his execution was his “loyalty to Pakistan”.

“Good Tsar” Putin Pardons Khodorkovsky

RuNet Echo

The news that Khodorkovsky had potentially admitted guilt and would be imminently released sent the RuNet into a fit of speculation.

“Tajikistan is not the Center of the World”: Rewriting of Country's History Spurs Ridicule

As historians in Tajikistan seek to move the origins of the nation as far back in time as possible, netizens are increasingly distrustful of the updated history.

Glimpses Into São Tomé and Príncipe's Art and Culture Biennial

Ukrainian Netizens Draft A Digital #Euromaidan Manifesto

#Kality Tweet Chat on Ethiopian Imprisoned Journalists

Pashto Singer Ghazala Javed's Ex-Husband Sentenced to Death for Her Murder

During her lifetime, Ghazala Javed bravely defied Taliban pressure to stop singing and spoke up against creeping Talibanization in her hometown Swat.

Coffee Blight in El Salvador Leads to Dramatic Drop in Exports

China: Online Annihilation of Dissent

China: Hot Mom Contest

China: Soft Landing Foreign Policy

Mapping the ‘Urban Commons’ of Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul and Athens

Pablo de Soto's research project discusses the control governments have over societies' shared goods, and establishes a connection between the commons and production as collectively owned resources.

Ousmane Sow Becomes First Black African Member of France Academy of Fine Arts

3 Initiatives Working to Make Niger a Better Place

Positive stories from Niger are a few and far between these days, thanks to economic hardship combined with threats of terrorism. Three projects are trying to change that.