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· September, 2011

Stories about Breaking News from September, 2011

Brazil: Citizens Blame Governor for Police Charge on Teachers

Brazilian citizens used the hashtag #CidEspancaProfessores (Cid beats teachers) in solidarity with public school teachers who were beaten by the police on September 29. That day, a proposal of the...

Global: Key Quotes and Tweets from the Internet Governance Forum

As the Internet Governance Forum is a truly epic event both online and offline, it's hard to do justice to the complexity of the discussions and debates that are currently...

Cameroon: Attempted Mutiny in the Economic Capital?

Cameroon-Info [fr] reports that gunfire broke out in the morning of September 29, 2011, on the Wouri Bridge in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon. Website Koaci.com [fr] reports that it was...

China: Shanghai Metro Crash Injures More Than 200

Samuel Wade from China Digital Times reports on the Shanghai Metro Crash happened yesterday (September 27). More than 200 people were injured in the accident.

Arab World: Nobel Peace Prize for Revolution Netizens?

Twitter is abuzz tonight as the names of Arab netizens are being circulated as possible candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize for the roles they have played in the Arab...

New Partnership Between Global Voices and El Colombiano

Global Voices in Spanish has a new agreement with El Colombiano, the leading newspaper of the vigorous city of Medellin, which will allow their readers to access Global Voices content...

Bulgaria: Clashes Between Roma and Ethnic Bulgarians in Katunitsa

Violent clashes in the Bulgarian village of Katunitsa broke out Friday night, following the death of a 19-year-old ethnic Bulgarian, who had been run over by a vehicle driven by...

Saudi Arabia: Women Allowed to Join Shura Council

Saudi women, who cannot drive in their own country, will be granted the right to become members in their country's 150-member consultative or Shura council, an advisory body which has...

Russia: “For Russia Without Putin” Rally in Moscow

Ilya Varlamov (@varlamov) and Roustem Adagamov (@adagamov) are tweeting [ru] and posting pictures from the not-too-numerous “For Russia Without Putin” opposition rally in downtown Moscow.

Zambia: Netizens Fill Void of Delayed Election Results

Eighteen hours after Zambia’s September 20 elections closed, inordinate delays by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to release presidential, parliamentary and local government results have led social media sources...

Zambia: Netizens Ahead of Mainstream Media in Poll Reporting

On social media websites Zambian voters revealed delays of opening of polling stations, late-coming presiding officers, change of polling stations and even a shortage of ballot papers.

Russia: Unjustly Convicted Businessman-Blogger Released From Jail

Alexey Kozlov, businessman and a former millionaire, who was imprisoned in 2007 under trumped-up accusations, has been released from jail, rian.ru reported [ru]. Kozlov received online popularity for his “Butyrka...

Yemen: A Massacre Streamed Live Online

A massacre is being witnessed live, tweet by tweet, in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. Yemeni Security forces opened fire on protesters, killing at least 22 and injuring hundreds more so...

Madagascar: Reactions to the Road Map Agreement to End the Crisis

The road map to end the Madagascar crisis has been signed by nearly all parties on September 16. Malagasy bloggers followed the event in real time and reacted to the...

Egypt: Turkey's Response to Kurds Questioned as Erdogan Speaks in Cairo

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's speech about the Palestinian bid for a statehood at the Arab League was translated online live by members of social networking sites, namely Twitter, for...

Argentina: Seven Die and Hundreds Injured After Bus and Trains Collide

Seven people died and more than 100 were injured when a bus and two trains crashed in Flores, Buenos Aires on Tuesday morning, September 13. Twitter users in Argentina are...

Tanzania: Passenger Ferry Capsizes in Zanzibar

At least 198 people died and 590 people were rescued after a ferry, MV Spice, sailing from Zanzibar to Pemba capsized. Twitter users including those on the ground in Zanzibar...

Egypt: Protesters Bring Down Israel Embassy Security Wall and Flag

Thousands of protesters took to Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the Egyptian revolution in downtown Cairo, today in protest against Egypt's military rulers. Soon, crowds of young men swarmed to...

Pakistan: The Dengue Crisis In Punjab

After the recent heavy rains, dengue fever has turned into an epidemic in Punjab, reports Chowrangi.

Russia: Plane Crashes with Lokomotive Ice Hockey Team

On the afternoon of September 7, 2011 an airplane carrying nearly all the players of the Lokomotive professional ice hockey team crashed only 500 meters after take-off near Yaroslavl in...

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