Experiments with truth: 4/14/10

    • Around 500 Nigerian youth marched in Lagos yesterday to protest widespread government corruption and insecurity.  The marchers demanded a reduction in the amount of kidnappings and assassinations as well as electoral reform before next year’s elections.
    • Somali radio stations played animal noises yesterday in response to a ban on music set by Islamic extremists.  The lighthearted appearance of the protest contrasts with the severe punishments radio hosts could expect if they broadcasted music.
    • People in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province rallied earlier this week after the government announced it would change the province’s name. While demonstrators protested peacefully, saying a name change would polarize the area, police killed eight.
    • Students in Long Island, New York marched and staged a sit-in on Monday in response to drastic cuts to the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University.


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