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· June, 2012

Stories about Migration & Immigration from June, 2012

China: Local Residents Clash with Police in Shaxi, Guangdong

  26 June 2012

Police from Shaxi, a city in China Guangdong Province, confirmed on their official Weibo account a barrage of police officers during a public protest. The protest was sparked on Monday, by the beating of a local elementary school students by a teenager from Chongqing. The local officers came to tie...

Hong Kong: Maid's Toilet and Bedroom

  26 June 2012

Local newspaper exposed that a popular children songs singer Purple Lee has put her migrant domestic maid to live in a room where there is a bed and a toilet bowl. Dictionary of politically incorrect Hong Kong Cantonese has translated netizens’ reaction to the news.

Guyana: Race Relations

  23 June 2012

“In the past decade or so this demonic cancer of contemporary Guyana has been intensifying with systematic, contumelious frequency. We, as a nation, have not failed to take notice but we ignore it”: Imran Khan blogs about racism.

Greece: Immigrant Knifed on Election Night

  22 June 2012

Violence against immigrants has been steadily mounting in Athens since last year's spate of attacks, especially before the recent elections which saw the extreme right Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) party gaining 18 seats in parliament. A video surreptitiously filmed in an Athens subway station on election night, June 17, and captioned in English, fleetingly shows...

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Ecuador: Remembering the Colombian Refugees

  21 June 2012

The growing displacement of Colombians towards Ecuador has awoken the interest of international bodies and the concern of Ecuadorean citizens. With the celebration of World Refugee Day on June 20, the issue of Colombian refugees in Ecuador has captured the attention of the media and citizens alike.

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Journeys Through Latin America

  21 June 2012

Thanks to a collective of bloggers who are traveling through Latin America, readers from all over the world can get a glimpse of the many facets of this vast region. Here's a summary of the route so far.

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Cuba: Two Protests, Many Arrests

  19 June 2012

The Ladies in White (Las Damas de Blanco) are again top of mind with Cuban diaspora bloggers. As one of the oldest and most respected opposition entities on the island, their peaceful protests - and regular arrests by state security forces - continue to attract attention. The most recent confrontation happened this past weekend as members of the group attempted to carry out two protests in Havana.

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Understanding the Violence in Western Myanmar

  16 June 2012

Dozens dead, more than two thousand houses burned down, and thirty thousand residents have been displaced by the communal violence in Rakhine State, west of Myanmar. Who are responsible for these deaths? How was the internet used to spread hate and racism? What are the views of ordinary citizens on this very complicated issue?

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Cuba: Bloggers say there are more like “Antunez”

  14 June 2012

Diaspora bloggers still have their attention focused on Cuban dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez (Antunez), who was reportedly beaten and detained following his testimony at a United States Senate sub-committee hearing concerned with infringements on the human rights of Cuban citizens.

Puerto Rico: The Transnational Challenge

  14 June 2012

Deepak Lamba Nieves, PhD student who investigates Dominican transnational migration, writes about the challenges of understanding migration [es] with a transnational lens, and debunks myths and stereotypes about contemporary migratory processes.

Cuba: The Stereotype

  14 June 2012

Journalist, blogger and Global Voices author Elaine Díaz problematizes the pervasive stereotypes [es] on the Cuban government.

China: Grandpa Wen, I want to go to school!

  14 June 2012

Ministry of Tofu has captured some protest photos of rural migrant children at the entrance of Fengtai District Education Commission in Beijing, pleading to Chinese Primer Wen Jiabao with a banner: “Grandpa Wen, I want to go to school!”. 14,000 kids have been kicked out of schools since the Beijing...

Puerto Rico: Inspiring Digital Storytelling

  13 June 2012

Esta Vida Boricua (This Puerto Rican Life) is an interactive digital project  that aims “to engage the reader/viewer in an experience of resonance and connection” with “spoken histories,” “autotopographies” (life narratives), memoirs and personal essays  that combine textual, visual and audio elements by Puerto Rican who live on the island and...

Myanmar: Protest Against Riot Attacks

  13 June 2012

CJ Myanmar reported[my] that Rakhine people in Yangon, Myanmar protested against riot attacks which already spread in nearby towns of the Rakhine state. The protestors include Rakhine ethnics and Buddhist monks and they prayed for the victims of the riot at Shwedagon Pagoda.

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Cuba: Bloggers Rally Around Beaten Dissident

  12 June 2012

Bloggers from the Cuban diaspora are concerned about the reported beating and detainment of dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez, more popularly known as Antunez, after he testified via teleconference at a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing about the human rights situation on the island.

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Myanmar: Rakhine Villages Attacked

  10 June 2012

Tensions are running high in the Rakhine area of Myanmar after a series of violent incidents. Netizens have criticized 'inaccurate' Western media reporting, which highlighted the continuing tension among ethnic groups in the country.

Foreigners In China

  7 June 2012

The Xenophobia drama mostly happened in Social Media such as Sina Weibo in China. Dan Harris from China Law Blog quotes from some foreigner bloggers about laowai's everyday life in reality.

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