Up and Down on the Hobby Horse – world news

Things never seem to change. Really. There’s always just one more dreadful story. And while I’d love to promote only fun stories, I think the depressing ones are important. As always, these are links to the things that caught my attention.


China’s health aid in Africa leads to flood of fake drugs (Boing Boing)


Armenian Blogger on Trial for Satire Photo of Politician (Global Voices)


Australia legalizes violent video games (Boing Boing)

Central African Republic

Journalist Killed During Ceasefire Talks in Central African Republic (Global Voices)

Czech Republic

Přednádraží Still Stands: Czech Roma Community Resists Evictions (Global Voices)


Murder Trail Leads to Russian Facebook of Horrors (Global Voices) <– Remember innocent until proven guilty. But the immediate reactions from the social networks is fascinating.


Zonguldak Accident Draws Attention to Turkish Miners’ Plight
(Global Voices)

United Kingdom

Top UK entertainer sexually abused hundreds, mostly children (Boing Boing)


Venezuela’s future uncertain amid Chavez absence (Moderate Voice)


Reconciliation Day in Southern Yemen (Global Voices)


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