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· September, 2013

Stories about Protest from September, 2013

30 September 2013

South Korea: President's Failed Welfare Promise Sparks Criticism

VIDEO: Filmpoem “Prayer of Fear” Stuns Egypt

Doctors in Panama Launch Strike Over Foreign Recruitment Law

Law 611 has put local doctors on the warpath, while the government assures that foreign doctors will not pose a problem for national workers.

28 September 2013

‘How Much Are You Paid?’ Young Nigerians Ask Their Members of Parliament

Young Nigerians on and offline ask their members of Parliament some hard questions.

Russian News Websites Black Out to Protest Journalist's Arrest

RuNet Echo

A photographer was among the 30 activists arrested by Russian border guards on board Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise. His detention has riled up Russian journalists and other media figures.

27 September 2013

Russia’s Hunger Games

RuNet Echo

There are two hunger strikes in Russia today, one by a famous Pussy Riot member and another by a mothers' group. What do the different receptions online say about Russia?

26 September 2013

Protests in Sudan: Dozens Feared Dead

Sudan's answer against protests was cutting off the Internet and killing dozens of protestors. Activists say Sudan pulled the Internet plug to stop activists from sharing its crackdown on protestors.

Vietnamese Blogger Speaks Out Against Government Repression

25 September 2013

India: Rape? Its Womens’ Fault

Blogging for Freedom on Saudi Arabia's National Day

Saudi Arabia marks its National Day on September 23. Bloggers share their hopes for a nation which respects and embraces its people and their aspirations.

24 September 2013

Chile's Student Uprising: ‘There’s a Story to Be Told’

Global Voices spoke to Pablo Navarrete, who is making a documentary with his father about the Chilean students who are trying to do away with vestiges of the Pinochet dictatorship.

South Korean Catholic Leaders Protest Spy Agency Scandal

700 Catholic clergy members held a protest against the spy agency's manipulation of the presidential election - the first time in recent decades that the Catholic Church has organized such...

Humanity Defeated Again in Pakistan, Over 80 Christians Killed

A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up in a 130-year-old church in Peshawar after a Sunday Mass killing more than 80 people and injuring many.

23 September 2013

October 26th: A Day for Defying Saudi Ban on Women Driving

A group of Saudi women activists have set October 26th, 2013, as a day for defying the state ban on women driving.

Anti-fascist Musician Stabbed to Death by Neo-nazi in Greece

As news of the murder of a 34-year-old Greek anti-fascist musician by a neonazi supporter spread like wildfire on Twitter, incensed netizens pointed to a political party for responsibility.

22 September 2013

Should Thailand Abolish the Mandatory School Uniform Policy?

Protesters equate the school uniform policy with authoritarianism but supporters believe it is necessary to promote discipline and equality

Saudi Arabia – Where You're Shot and Sentenced for it

Jalal Al-Qattan was shot in the stomach during a protest in Qatif last year. He has since been arrested and sentenced to three years. Netizens react.

From Kafranbel: The Syrian Revolution in Three Minutes

The irony of Syria becoming crushed into the past while it struggled to emerge into a future is used by the people of Kafranbel (Idlib), to send a powerful message.

21 September 2013

Indonesian Groups Criticize ‘Miss World’ Contest as ‘Un-Islamic’

Venue of the contest was moved from Jakarta to Bali. Organizers vowed to replace bikinis with Balinese sarongs for the beach wear but protests have continued.

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