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· August, 2008

Stories about Protest from August, 2008

22 August 2008

Senegal: Students take to the streets over missing stipends

Singapore cancels visa permits of Burmese patriots

Malaysia: Avril Lavigne is too sexy?

China: Protesters’ Trap

Peru: Government Attempts to Halt Protests in the North

The news media has started to provide more coverage of the protests taking place in Northern Peru. The newspaper La República writes that the commission headed up by Environmental Minister...

21 August 2008

Mexico: Videos raise awareness of kidnapping crisis

Mexico has seen a steep rise in kidnapping for ransom cases this year, and a group of videobloggers have decided to take a stand and make videos proposing solutions for...

China: Free Wu Dianyuan And Wang Xiuying!

20 August 2008

Bolivia: No Strike in Yapacani

Iran:”Stop war on Iran”

India: Stopped trains in Kerala leave passengers stranded

The following video uploaded by YouTube user peshaku shows irate commuters at the Angamali railway station in the southern Indian province of Kerala after they have been stranded due to...

Silencing online speech in Tunisia

Blocking web 2.0 websites (Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook) and barring access to local outspoken websites and blogs is the most obvious way of cracking down of the online free speech in...

China: The Beijing Bay

19 August 2008

Georgia, Russia: Feeding Looters and Refugees

A number of Tbilisi residents gathered in front of the Russian embassy Saturday for a protest prank against looting. LJ user oleg-panfilov posted photos of the items left by the...

Bhutan: Reduced Maternity Leave?

Afghanistan: Political Opposition Rally in Badakshan

Japan: Yasukuni Shrine on August 15th

18 August 2008

Japan: To Japanese women, WaiWai was sexual harassment

Since it exploded on the Japanese Internet less than two months ago, the scandal at Mainichi surrounding the newspaper's former English-language column “WaiWai” has taken on epic proportions. While much...

Turkey: Bloggers Banning Themselves?

If you are a long-time follower of the Turkish blogosphere you will have undoubtedly heard about the Turkish ban on Wordpress....and the periodic bans on YouTube, and on the social-networking...

Jamaica: Woman Power!

Jamaica has done it again! If there was any doubt after Usain Bolt's 100m Gold Medal that this Caribbean nation is a powerhouse of Track and Field, the female Jamaican...

Bermuda: Peace Rally