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· June, 2010

Stories about Breaking News from June, 2010

Egypt: The Ministry of Interior Seeks Revenge

Egyptian activists have utilised citizen media to the fullest in exposing police torture and corruption. Marwa Rakha writes about their newest initiative and uncovers the case of an Egyptian activist...

Guinea: Live Reporting an Historical Election

Guinea Elections contributors have been live tweeting the Guinean presidential election of June 27, 2010 [fr]. As shown on this photo, the ballot count has already started [fr].

Russia: Chechen President Launches Blog

Ramzan Kadyrov [EN], president of the Chechen Republic [EN], launched a blog ya-kadyrov [RUS] at Livejournal. In his first post Kadyrov writes that he is “a sociable and to the limit outspoken...

Australia: Dramatic Fall of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

It was swift and secret. Kevin Rudd has been replaced as Prime Minister of Australia by his deputy Julia Gillard. She is the nation’s first female PM. Here are reactions...

Rwanda: A Journalist for Umuvugizi Killed in Kigali

Jean-Léonard Rugambage, a journalist for the suspended bimonthly magazine Umuvugizi, was killed on June 24, 2010, Jeune Afrique reports [fr].

Nicaragua: Riot Police and Citizens Clash in Small Town

Rodrigo Peñalba republishes a message and video sent to him by Lázaro Díaz from Boaco, a small and peaceful town in Nicaragua currently going through violence after the mayor was...

Martinique, Guadeloupe: French Football Flop now Racial Controversy?

The French national football team has been through some rough times prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but the past three days have stirred up old issues around "Les...

Jamaica: ‘Dudus” Hearing Today

“Dudus is to have his hearing at 10:00 a.m. at Harman Barracks, Up Park Camp (the army base in Jamaica)” today: Girl With a Purpose explains what to expect.

Jamaica: Lighter Side

Annie Paul looks at the lighter side of ‘Dudus” capture (as does Laura Redpath in this tweet).

Jamaica: ‘Dudus’ In Custody

News broke late yesterday that Jamaica's most wanted man, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke - whose pending extradition to the United States threw the island nation into a state of emergency thanks...

Jamaica: The capture of Dudus

Labrish is following the breaking news that Jamaica's most wanted man, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, has been captured.

Guadeloupe: Our first soldier killed in Afghanistan

Blogger Gwakafwika expresses [Fr Creole] his sadness with the death of a 27-year-old Guadeloupean native soldier serving in the French Army, in Afghanistan last week.

Martinique: Regional Reactions after Insult

Martinican Bondamanjak [Fr] tries to explain the dismissal of Martinican native football player Nicolas Anelka [Fr] after he insulted his coach. Meanwhile, Guadeloupean B. World Connection has re-published [Fr] posts...

Egypt: And the First Arabic Domain goes to … President Mubarak

Egyptian President, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak registered the first Arabic domain in Egypt: مبارك.مصر . In her post, Zeinobia expects that Mubarak.Misr would be the official Mubarak 2011 campaign website.

Bangladesh: Netizens Surprised By Bandwidth Export Move

Bangladesh has one of the slowest and most expensive internet connections in the world and only about a quarter of the bandwidth capacity available is being used. Now the government...

Portugal: A Tribute in Unison to Nobel Prize Winner Jose Saramago

Today the Portuguese writer and only Portuguese language Nobel Prize Winner in Literature José Saramago died at age 87 in his residence in Lanzarote. Though he might not have liked...

Puerto Rico: Strike Over

“Thousands of students at the University of Puerto Rico who went on strike two months ago to oppose severe budget cuts declared a historic victory after reaching an agreement with...

Jamaica, Barbados, U.S.A.: Unstoppable Spill?

Jamaican diaspora blogger Labrish doubts that President Obama “is getting good advice when so much information is out there about grave concerns from scientists about whether this oil leak can...

Russia: Online Media Exempt From Comments Responsibility

Russian Supreme Court finally approved the decision concerning responsibility of online news media for the comments published on their forums, lenta.ru reported [RUS]. The court exempt the news websites from...

Egypt: My Name Was Khaled and I Was Not a Terrorist

Demonstrations and rage continued in Egypt following the death of a young Egyptian, allegedly at the hands of police. The anger on the street is evident online, where citizen journalists...

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