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Beware of internet misinformation: hoax footage of atrocities in Ivory Coast

 
Early this week, we received an extremely violent video from several Web users. It showed men being beaten with sticks and then burnt alive by the side of a road. According to the caption on YouTube, the video allegedly showed footage of a March 29 massacre in the western Ivorian town of Duékoué. Read more...
 
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Elusive 'blood map' founder speaks out: “Evictions are China’s bleeding wound”

The anonymous founder of a Google map tracking violent incidents linked to forced evictions across China generally refuses to talk to foreign media. He fears that his project, dubbed the “Blood real-estate Map”, will spark anti-Chinese sentiment abroad. Read more…

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Who's behind the 'Association of Iranian Nazis'

Our Observer in Iran alerted us on this surprising newcomer to the Iranian Web: a website and discussion forum for the “Association of Iranian Nazis”. He was surprised to note that the domain name extension is ".ir", which indicates that it has been officially approved by Iranian authorities. Read more...
 

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Photos and stories from French pension reform protests

 
Follow the strikes and protests against pension reform in France live, thanks to our Observers on the ground across the country. Read more...

Iran wildly overestimates France 24’s – and Ahmadinejad’s - popularity

According to Fars news the official Iranian press agency, an article on France 24.com about Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at the UN General Assembly in September reaped in 2.2 billion reader comments. This figure doesn't exactly match those of France 24. Read more...

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How far will Israelis go to free Gilad Shalit?

The march in support of Gilad Shalit. Photo posted by Anat Zelichover on Flickr.

A march in solidarity with Gilad Shalit, organized by the captive soldier’s family, arrived last night at its destination: the home of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Our Observers on the ground take the pulse of public opinion. Read more...

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