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[July 10] Narcotweets: Reporting on the Mexican Drug War using Social Media!

Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Microsoft Research & Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and Panagiotis Takis" Metaxas, Wellesley College...

Tuesday, July 10, 12:30 pm
Wasserstein Hall, Room 3019, Harvard Law School
This event will be webcast live at 12:30 pm ET and archived on our site shortly after.

Pakistan: Angry Mob Lynches Alleged Blasphemer

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In a shockingly outrageous incident in Bahawalpur, an angry mob attacked an alleged blasphemer and burnt him alive.

RACISM ::: Imran Khan addresses the issue of racism in Guyana, saying: “[It] has become a country in which one is privileged to be Indo-Guyanese and cursed to Afro-Guyanese. It is not just not ok to be black in Guyana, it is a condemnation to a life of less.”

[INDIA] Purba Ray asks whether multiculturalism breeds intolerance.
[CHINA] French photographer Benoit Cezard has taken a series of photos in which Caucasians pose as migrant workers, such as such as street vendors and sanitation workers in China. Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu translated the story and netizens' reaction on the photo presentation.

QUESTIONS ::: It never ends - "birthers" trying to dig up dirt on President Barack Obama can't stop trying - has an article up regarding that so-called "missing year" when Mr. Obama was a student at Columbia: "An editorial titled “Obama’s Lost Years,” published in the Wall Street Journal Sept. 11, 2008, noted Fox News contacted some 400 students who were at Columbia from 1981 to 1983 and found no one who remembered him.

New York Times reporter Janny Scott, who later wrote a favorable biography of Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, wrote in an Oct. 30, 2007, story that Obama “declined repeated requests to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript or identify even a single fellow student, co-worker, roommate or friend from those years.”" You can read the article (and draw your own conclusions) here.
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