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First POST: What's Next

BY Miranda Neubauer | Wednesday, November 14 2012

Around the web

International

  • A number of European unions are coordinating a Europe-wide strike and protest against austerity today with the motto #14N.

  • The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Cuban authorities to drop charges against a writer for an anti-Castro website that was reporting on detentions of government opponents and criticism of the country's response to Hurricane Sandy.

  • The new head of BBC News is asking staff not to tweet about the broadcasters' internal problems.

  • The Washington Post explored Russia's new "secret" Internet blacklist.

  • The tax authority in Hamburg has revoked the 2010 tax-exempt authority of a main financial supporter of Wikileaks.

  • The head of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce said that every third company is looking to add more IT personnel 2013, and that the industry is having trouble finding qualified workers.

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