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Students Flock to Online Black Market

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Former university graduates, current students and professors are embroiled in an unusual scandal this exam season, as news reports filtering in from around the Balkans reveal a major online trade in stolen final papers.

CDs Become Weapon in Political Armoury

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Kunasekaran Krishnan (43) is a member of the Socialist Party of Malaysia (PSM) who hopes his newly released CD of 10 'revolutionary songs' will help convince voters to back the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (People’s Alliance) in the general election that is widely expected to be held this year.

Desert Opera Finds New Meanings

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The imposing stronghold is almost transparent, barely noticeable, in the pitch- black desert. On top of the stands, with a thousand kilowatts at his finger’s tip, Avi Yona Bueno turns the night into lights, revealing sets, sites, and sounds. 'I’m god,' smiles the lighting designer. 'I’m god to my children.'

Challenges for Non-Sexist Communication in Cuba

Monday, June 11, 2012

The influence of journalists and film directors who are sensitive to the issue of gender equality is becoming visible in the Cuban media, where intellectuals and activists are demanding more action to break with sexism.

Youth Reaffirm Indigenous Identity

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Barefoot and clad in traditional clothes, over a hundred indigenous Aetas gathered around a bonfire in a community nestled in the mountains of Capas town, in the Philippines’ Tarlac province. They had come together to celebrate their traditions and to instill in youth a sense of pride in their cultural identity.

Money Still 'Buys' You Gold at the Olympics

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The Olympic Games are widely viewed as a chance for countries to showcase their fastest, strongest, most skilled and disciplined athletes, a time when political, economic and cultural differences are set aside and individuals are judged on personal merit alone.

Harsh Internet Laws Silence Thai Netizens

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

When Thai police raided the headquarters of the popular alternative news portal ‘Prachatai’ and arrested its executive director, Chiranuch Premchaiporn, back in 2009, the 46-year-old media worker was completely in the dark about her crime.

For Minorities in U.S. Public Schools, Risk of a Dismal Future

Monday, June 04, 2012

As the United States struggles to level the racial disparities in its education system, the birth rate of minorities has been rising steadily. Experts say this confluence of statistics should compel Americans to seriously address the flaws and failures of the country's public education system.

New Muzzle for Malaysian Media?

Friday, June 01, 2012

Despite a wave of reforms washing over the country, the Malaysian government- controlled media remains muzzled, mostly because ruling elites fear a free press will erode their iron grip on society.

Battle Rages to Stretch the Legal Concept of Family in Nicaragua

Thursday, May 31, 2012

A bill under discussion in the Nicaraguan parliament has unleashed a nationwide debate on the concept of family.

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