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· May, 2009

Stories about Protest from May, 2009

31 May 2009

Syria: Campaign to boycott telecom companies and demand lower rates begins

Cellular networks were licensed to operate in Syria in 2001 and ever since day one, the media echoed the customers' discontent with service rates. Syrian bloggers decided they have had...

Malaysia: Globalization Dilemma – Educational Progress or Preserving Ethnic Identity?

The teaching of science and mathematics in English implemented in 2003 replaced Malay and other ethnic languages as the medium of teaching instruction in Malaysia. It is set for a...

29 May 2009

Haiti, U.S.A.: Remembering Fr. Jean-Juste

Blogger tributes are pouring in for the late Fr. Gérard Jean-Juste, a Haitian Roman Catholic priest who was known by his admirers as a champion of the poor and an...

28 May 2009

Guadeloupe: In May 2009, keep May 1802 and May 1967 in mind

2009 will definitely be a "new" year in Guadeloupe - at least judging from a pun that people used as their New Year's wish, since in Creole "new" is pronounced...

27 May 2009

Bangladesh, India: No To Tipaimukh Dam

The Tipaimukh Hydroelectric Project is being constructed near the confluence of Barak and Tuivai rivers, in Manipur, India and within 100km of Bangladesh border. The project will submerge a huge...

Mozambique: House of the Flying Azagaias

In Mozambique, rapper Azagaia has continued to fascinate and infuriate bloggers. His critics claim his political lyrics amount to demagoguery. Others defend his music, to which many Mozambicans happily provide...

26 May 2009

Guadeloupe: Analysis of the Unrest

China and Hong Kong: June 4th protest T-shirt design

Every year on the Sunday before the anniversary of June 4th Incident (Tiananmen Square, 1989), people in Hong Kong would demonstrate to call for justice. This year, the 20th anniversary...

China: Yingde Mass Incident

25 May 2009

Jamaica: Calabash & Language

Cuba: “Cubans Can Connect”

Fiji: Reaction to detention of alleged bloggers

Global Voices previously reported that Fiji police detained and seized the laptops of three people who had been named as bloggers behind the anti-government site Raw Fiji News. The three...

22 May 2009

Iran: Blogging against homophobia

A few Iranian bloggers wrote comments on ‘International day against homophobia' on May 17 and shared their concerns about existing discrimination against homosexuals in Iran.

Jamaica: Look Behind

China: A turmoil triggered by T-shirt

Lawyer Liu Shihui's T-shirt, on which a quote is printed, seems to have the power to attract police and disturb the social order. Below is a partial translation of Liu's...

Fiji: Police detain, seize laptops of three suspected bloggers

Police in Fiji detained three local lawyers and seized their laptops, supposedly because of a possible connection to a popular anti-government blog. The lawyers, Richard Naidu, Jon Apted and Tevita...