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· July, 2011

Stories about Breaking News from July, 2011

11 July 2011

Australia Unveils Carbon Pricing Package

Australians remain divided after Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s announcement of a Clean Energy package with a carbon price of $A 23 per tonne and an emissions trading scheme from 2015....

10 July 2011

Argentine Songwriter Facundo Cabral Murdered in Guatemala

On Saturday July 9 the renowned songwriter Facundo Cabral, whose career was characterised by songs that acted as a vehicle for his messages, was murdered in Guatemala. Moved by his...

9 July 2011

Malaysia: Bersih Rally on Social Media

More than 1,400 people were arrested by the police in today’s Bersih 2.0 rally which was organized to push for electoral reforms in Malaysia. Police used teargas to disperse a...

8 July 2011

Egypt: Why July 8?

Egyptians are back in full force in Tahrir Square, the epicenter of their revolution, once again today. But why are they still demonstrating now that their revolution is over, Mubarak...

5 July 2011

Syria: Did Man Film Himself Getting Shot by Sniper?

The citizen video posted by user syria7ra on YouTube has both press and netizens wondering about the authenticity of the images, where it seems that a citizen journalist who was...

3 July 2011

Brazil: Blogger Threatened to Death

Thailand: Netizens React to Opposition Victory

Opposition candidate Yingluck Shinawatra is set to become Thailand’s first female Prime Minister as her Pheu Thai party won more than 260 seats in today’s general elections.

1 July 2011

Morocco: A New Constitution Without Much Reform

Moroccans went to the polls today to vote on reforms on a new constitution offered by King Mohammed VI. Although praised by many analysts and royalists, the reforms on the...