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12 January 2014

Stories from 12 January 2014

New DDoS Attacks on Websites Monitoring Ukrainian #Euromaidan Protests

Vasyl Pawlowsky, an independent consultant and English-language curator of Maidan Monitoring, a website set up and maintained specifically for following events and news from Euromaidan protests in several cities throughout...

Human Rights Violations During Ukraine's #Euromaidan Protests

One of many newly set up blogs following Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, which have entered their second month, has collected several graphic images of injured, bleeding protesters from the past...

Hockey, Diving for Crosses and Other Christmas-in-January Traditions

While Christians in the Western hemisphere celebrate Christmas in December, most Orthodox and Coptic Christians mark the birth of Christ in early January, from Eastern Europe to North Africa.

The Ripple Effect Of Rote-Learning In Pakistan

Muhammad Taseer Hussain at Pak Tea House criticizes the quality of education system in Pakistan. Lack of good teachers encourages some students to adopt rote-learning, which is more like a...

French Restaurant In Pakistan Closed For Not Allowing Pakistanis

Blogger Farzana Versey from Mumbai weighs on the hypocrisy regarding alcohol consumption by Pakistanis while reporting on a recent incident: La Maison, run by Frenchman Philippe Lafforgue, in a part...

37 Million Students Start New Year with Free Textbooks in Bangladesh

"This is the kind of Bangladesh we would like to see...Children happy with new books seeking knowledge....not children with gun powder learning to make human BBQ"

Iran: Tech Bloggers in Jail

Jadi remembered and tweeted on Saturday, 11th of January, about jailed tech bloggers in Kerman province.The technology news website Narenji.ir in Kerman reported on December 3, 2013 that seven of...

Media Factory: A News Accelerator for Latin America

Media Factory is a new digital accelerator company focused solely on creating media in Latin America.

The Cuban Economic Model Update Comes Up with Some Unpopular Measures

The measures implemented by the Cuban state have been quite controversial.

Iran: “City Councillor Lost Post Over Facebook Account”

Azamolsadat Hosseini says she lost her post in Behshahr‘s City Council over her Facebook account. Several Iranian officials use Facebook and Twitter to communicate their message but these sites and...

Iran: Jailed Blogger Needs Specialized Medical Treatment

Amnesty International says “the health of jailed Iranian blogger Mohammad Reza Pourshajari,a prisoner of conscience,is worsening. He is in urgent need of specialized medical treatment.” Mohammad Reza Pourshajari(aka Siamak Mehr)...

Chinese Professor Crawls Like A Dog For Losing Bet on Reform

Earlier in 2013 Chinese scholar Fan Zhongxin publicly wagered that the Chinese government would tackle the problem of official corruption by compelling them to disclose their income and holdings to...

Russia Bans All Liquids on Aircraft

In the aftermath of the twin bombings in Volgograd before the New Year's holiday, Russia’s Transportation Ministry revised its rules on what airline passengers can bring on board.

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