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· June, 2011

Stories about Citizen Media from June, 2011

30 June 2011

Uruguay: Controversy Over Open-Pit Iron Ore Mining Project

A project to build an open-pit iron ore mine in central Uruguay has divided the country's citizens, who are manifesting their differing opinions on the streets and online.

Peru: Peace Restored in Puno Following Agreements

Through the enforcement of recent statutes put in place by the executive, little by little peace is being restored in the Puno region after recent conflict and social unrest (both...

Vatican: A ”Historic” Tweet From Pope Benedict XVI

Belarus: Report from Another Non-Violent Protest Event

29 June 2011

Malawi: Meet Global Voices Author Victor Kaonga

Victor Kaonga started his blog, NDAGHA, in 2006, joining a small but dedicated band of Malawian bloggers. A broadcast journalist by profession, he holds a graduate degree in Global Journalism...

Republic of Congo: Widows Demand Their Rights

Guinea: “Democracy, Backwards”

Senegal: President Wade's Failure

Lebanon: “Welcome to Lebanon” as Seen By a Migrant Worker

28 June 2011

Uruguay: In Cerro Chato Citizens Protest in Favor and Against the Aratirí Mining Project

Michael Sandel in China

Last month, renowned Harvard professor Michael Sandel delivered a lecture on justice and morality at Tsinghua University in China. He also talked about how his theories relate to contemporary China...

Senegal: Power Shortages in Dakar Lead to More Riots

Spain: Police Violence Against Peaceful Demonstrators in Barcelona

27 June 2011

Video: Celebrating the Solstice

The celebrations for Summer and Winter Solstices were full of lanterns, dances, flowers and bonfires. Lets tour around the world to check out the different celebrations: Solstice at Stonehenge, Feast...

Argentina: River Plate Football Club Relegated to Second Division

River Plate, one of the oldest and most successful football clubs in Argentina and in the world suffered one of its worse defeats recently: on June 26 it tied with...

26 June 2011

Peru: Residents of Puno Resume Protests

Once again the inhabitants of the Puno region have taken to the streets in protests, this time against the contamination caused by the mining of minerals. Six people died as...

25 June 2011

Syria: French Embassy Website Hacked

Lebanon, France: Amin Maalouf Elected Into The Académie Française

Zambia: How Will Chiluba Be Remembered?

How will Chiluba be remembered? That is the question that is being debated by Zambian netizens on various networks. The buzz on the late former president’s death and his legacy...

24 June 2011

Senegal: Proposed New Election Law Sparks Riots in Dakar

President of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade's, proposed amendment to the Constitution and election law, in anticipation of the presidential elections of 2012, has made a lot of Senegalese angry and sparked...

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