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· July, 2010

Stories about Breaking News from July, 2010

Philippines: Opposition to Rail Transit Fare Hikes

Metro Manila commuters of the Metro Rail Transit will be facing fare hikes as the Philippine government plans to abandon subsidies for the public transportation because of rising operation and...

Russia: Prosecutor That Banned Youtube Gives Interview

Marker.ru publishes an interview with Vladimir Pakhomov, city prosecutor that obliged the local Internet provider to block Youtube, Web.archive.org and other websites [EN]. Pakhomov expressed Chinese-government-style philosophy on Internet-filtering: “Provider...

Russia: Forest Park Defenders Attack Khimki City Administration

User berillii posts [RUS] a footage of the storming of the Khimki city administration [EN] by anarchists and antifascists that took side of the Khimki forest park defenders. LJ-user mmet...

Bangladesh: Minimum Wages Raised In Garments Sector

After long protests and bargaining with the employers and the workers, the Bangladesh Government has decided to raise the minimum wages to Tk. 3000 per month ($44) which is approximately...

Russia: Reginal Court Blocks YouTube for Extremist Content

Komsomolosk-on-Amur [ENG] city court, at the Russian Far East, ordered local Internet provider “Rosnet” to block access to Youtube and four other websites (including web.archive.org), Cnews reported [RUS]. The decision...

China: Explosion in Nanjing

A ruptured gas main is the reported cause of an explosion [zh] this morning at a plastics factory currently being torn down in NE Nanjing. Injuries are reportedly in the...

Côte d'Ivoire: Journalists accused of document theft are freed

The three journalists of Le Nouveau Courrier d'Abidjan arrested for refusing to reveal their sources have been finally released [Fr] this evening after a two-week ordeal. The journalists were found...

Liveblog of global reactions to Wikileaks Afghanistan war logs

More than 90,000 classified U.S. military documents about the war in Afghanistan have been leaked. As an experiment, we are using Google Wave to live blog global blog and citizen...

Serbia: A Journalist Is Attacked on a Public Bus

Teofil Pancic, a well-known Serbian journalist, was beaten up on a public bus on Saturday. Sinisa Boljanovic translates some of the initial reactions by Serbian netizens.

Mali, Mauritania: Hostage Michel Germaneau Killed in Failed Raid as Tension Rises

A French-Mauritanian raid to free French aid worker Michel Germaneau inside Malian territory has raised tension [Fr] between the two nations, Diaspora Sahauri blog reports. The 78-year-old engineer  Germaneau was killed...

France: Rioting in the Itinerant Community after Shooting Sparks Row

On July 18th, after 22 year old Luigi Duquenet was shot and killed, riots shook the quiet town of Saint Aignan in the Loire valley and immediately revived law-and -order...

Russia: First Cyrillic Word Tops Twitter Trends

Russian heatwave makes history not only in the streets of Moscow but also in the virtual space. The Russian word “дождь” (rain) turned to be the first Cyrillic word in...

UK: No Reckoning for Police Excessive Force

Today marks five years since the shocking shooting death of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes by London police. The Brazilian blogosphere has yet to respond. Random Blowe reminds that no...

Philippines: Manila Water Crisis

Metro Manila, the national capital region of the Philippines, is now experiencing a water shortage crisis with millions enduring water supply rationing. Filipino bloggers try to make sense of the...

China: Unrestricted cultural imports coming soon, maybe

Remarkable news if it's true, that China has agreed to end restrictions on imports of entertainment products. Despite initial reports, hesitation and eager film buffs, final confirmation, however, remains to...

Nigeria: More violence in Maza, near Jos

Carmen McCain reports fresh killings near Jos, a city still recovering from deadly riots earlier in the year. “It is with a sick feeling in my stomach that I post...

Côte d'Ivoire: Blogger and Journalist Théophile Kouamouo Arrested with his Team since July 13th

Three journalists of Le Nouveau Courrier d'Abidjan were taken into police custody when they refused to disclose sources for an investigative report on the coffee and cocoa export trade. Here...

Argentina: Senate Approves Equal Marriage

The Argentinean Senate sanctioned a law that establishes equal rights to marry, without discriminating between heterosexual and homosexual couples, and with the same rights to adoption, among other issues. With...

Croatia: Police Breaks Up Peaceful Protest in Zagreb

Croatian police broke up a peaceful protest against usurpation of public space in the center of Zagreb and arrested at least 11 civic activists. Once again, Twitter is the main...

Côte d'Ivoire:3 Journalists Including Théophile Kouamouo Arrested for Posting Classified Documents on Coffee and Cocoa

Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) reports that three journalists were arrested on July 13th in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire for publishing classified documents regarding coffee and cocoa production [Fr]. Among them is...

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