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· May, 2009

Stories about Protest from May, 2009

19 May 2009

Ukraine: 65th Anniversary of the Crimean Tatar Deportations

May 18 marked the 65th anniversary of Sürgün, the 1944 deportations of Crimean Tatars from their homeland in Crimea. J. Otto Pohl writes about the history of the deportations, while...

Pakistan: Use of Soical Media Tools In Activism

China: The democracy movement since 1989

During the last mother's Day weekend on May 10th, a number of intellectuals in Beijing organized a seminar discussing 20 years of the democracy movement in China. This is a...

18 May 2009

Sri Lanka: Bloggers react to the death of the LTTE leader

The government of Sril Lanka announced via state media and SMS today (Monday, May 18, 2009) afternoon that the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Vellupillai Prabhakaran,...

Haiti, Dominican Republic: Repercussions

China: Good Citizenry

Israel: Eurovision Peace Duo Push for Another Way

Can music help bring us closer together? Noa and Mira Awad hope their message from the Eurovision Song Contest reaches far and wide. Gilad Lotan updates us about the journey...

16 May 2009

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Political Eurovision

Iran: Karroubi supporters armed with Facebook in presidential election

Facebook was banned in Iran until recently, but now supporters of the former speaker of the Iranian parliament, Mehdi Karroubi, use it as a vehicle to promote his candidacy in...

15 May 2009

Azerbaijan: Bloggers speak about Baku youth protest, detentions

Following a terrifying shooting spree at a Baku university which left 13 dead, students took to the streets to demand that a national day of mourning be declared in Azerbaijan....

11 May 2009

The Gurkhas: Long History Of Discrimination

The Gurkhas, young men from Nepal who serve in the British military, have served the Queen and the United Kingdom for almost two centuries. Unfortunately, the British government has been...

Malaysia: Massive arrest of activists

10 May 2009

Iran: A blogger and social activist was arrested

Azerbaijan: Bloggers, Global Voices Online author reportedly detained in Baku

Malaysia: “Death of democracy” in Perak

China: Car racing incident

On 7 of May, around 20:05, a 25 year-old young man Tan Zhuo (譚卓 see thumb nail photo) was hit and killed by a racing car when he was walking...