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· July, 2009

Stories about Breaking News from July, 2009

29 July 2009

Philippines: Reactions to the 9th State of the Nation Address

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo gave her 9th State of the Nation Address last Monday, July 27, 2009. This post is a sample of the varied responses to the speech in...

19 July 2009

Mauritania: Election Fraud?

Yesterday, 11 months after a military coup d'état led by General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Mauritania has elected the General to the presidency, resulting in Abdel Aziz's main challengers denouncing...

17 July 2009

Bombings kill nine in Indonesia

Recently re-elected Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said that the blasts were initiated by those who wish to see a post presidential election chaos, while Vice President Jusuf Kalla blamed...

Indonesia: Bomb Explosions at Kuningan, Jakarta

Two explosions hit the Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott hotels in Mega Kuningan, Jakarta around 7:40 AM local time. Local social media users broke the story to the world, especially those...

13 July 2009

Azerbaijan: Citizen media in defense of detained activists, bloggers

Although most activity can be found on Facebook where users continue to update each other on the case of video blogger Adnan Hajizade and youth activist Emin Milli, detained last...

11 July 2009

Philippines: Bomb scare grips the country

Several Philippine cities have been hit by bomb blasts in the past week. In Metro Manila a plot to bomb various government agencies was also discovered by authorities. More than...

10 July 2009

China: Call for tough response and resent of biased media

With the presence of thousands of armed police, Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang province, has largely restored order and people are returning to their normal life. The violence that has...

8 July 2009

Azerbaijan: Youth activists and bloggers beaten and detained

Emin Milli, one of the founders of AN Network, a grassroots youth movement and Adnan Hadji-zadeh, a videoblogger from OL! Youth Movement have been severely beaten by unidentified persons while...

7 July 2009

Arab World: Good Bye Michael Jackson

Bloggers from across the Arab world bid King of Pop Michael Jackson farewell today as millions of fans tune into the silver screen to watch live coverage of his memorial...

Honduras: Videos attempt to explain political situation

After the recent confusing events in Honduras, which some call a constitutional change in power and others a coup d'état, citizens try to make sense of the situation, as shown...

6 July 2009

China: Urumqi mass incident and beyond

According to Xinhua latest report (July 6), the violence in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has led to at least 140 people dead and 828 injured....

5 July 2009

Iraq – Sovereignty?

"It is like deja-vu all over again. How many times will the media declare Iraqi Sovereignty and us bloggers are expected to stand up and respectfully applaud?" writes Salam Adil...