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· June, 2010

Stories about Breaking News from June, 2010

15 June 2010

Colombia: Armed Forces Rescue 4 Hostages Kidnapped by FARC in 1998

News of the rescue of 4 FARC hostages in Colombia caused a quick reaction from Twitter users. They commented on their thoughts and feelings about the rescue itself, the political...

13 June 2010

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan: Initial Coverage of the “Osh Massacre”

RuNet Echo

On June 10, 2010, local clashes between the ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek population in the Kyrgyz part of the Ferghana valley turned into a full-blown massacre and further exodus of...

Kyrgyzstan: “I Call It a Massacre!”

11 June 2010

Puerto Rico: Decisive Moment 50 Days into the Student Strike

Students of the state-run University of Puerto Rico (UPR) have sustained a student strike that enters its 50th day today. On this decisive day, the students' National Negotiating Committee has...

10 June 2010

Egypt: Khaled Said – An Emergency Murder by An Emergency Law

Khaled Said, a 28-year-old Egyptian from the coastal city of Alexandria, was allegedly tortured to death at the hands of two officers who wanted to search him under the emergency...

Russia: Mysterious Death of a Soldier in the Far East

9 June 2010

Russia: Far East “Partisans” – Nationalists or Corruption Fighters?

China: Ongoing online ‘jihad’ against Korean pop fans

Following a stampede outside a Korean boy band concert at the 2010 Expo in Shanghai, an ongoing culture war between China's devoted K-pop fans and their equally crazed World of...

Russia: Prosecutor's Office Forces Provider to Close Website

China: Tan Zuoren’s Harsh Sentence Upheld by Sichuan High Court

Colombia: Twitter and Facebook Users Report Possible Election Fraud

Ecuador: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Visits Ecuador

U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Ecuador on June 8, where she met with president Rafael Correa to discuss various issues. Twitter users commented on Clinton's visit, reflecting a...

Philippines: Congress Fails to Pass Freedom of Information Bill

The Philippine Congress last session was marked by its failure to pass the Freedom of Information Bill, a landmark measure that will enforce a policy of disclosure to government transactions....

7 June 2010

India: Bhopal Gas Tragedy Verdict – too little too late?

More than 25 years after India's worst ever Industrial disaster, a court in Bhopal has pronounced a guilty verdict on the Indian arm of Union Carbide (UCIL) and also convicted...

Jamaica: The Real ‘Dudus’

Russia: Protest Against Building in the Historical Center of Moscow

6 June 2010

Egypt: Protests and Policy Changes After Flotilla Raid

News of the flotilla raid in Gaza has sparked an uprising in Egypt. Thousands of Egyptians protested both Israel's actions and the stance of their own government earlier this week.

USA: American student loses eye in West Bank protest

One of the many protests that erupted after Israel's deadly raid on the Turkish aid convoy ended in tragedy for a 21-year-old American student, Emily Henochowicz, who was protesting in...

5 June 2010

Iraq: The Flotilla Attack – A Series of Double Standards

Iraqi bloggers, whose country has been at the receiving end of sanctions, terrorist attacks, tyranny, Al-Qaida extremists, and wars for a very long time, are having mixed reactions to Israel's...

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