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· July, 2011

Stories about Protest from July, 2011

8 July 2011

Egypt: Why July 8?

Egyptians are back in full force in Tahrir Square, the epicenter of their revolution, once again today. But why are they still demonstrating now that their revolution is over, Mubarak...

Belarus: One-way ticket to the west

Belarus: Guilt by association?

7 July 2011

India: Health Minister Stirs up Gay Sex Controversy

India's Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, has stirred up controversy and angered the gay community and gay rights activists with his recent comments at a HIV/AIDS conference in New Delhi....

Belarus: An Overview of Political Situation

Hungary: A Roundup on Politics

South Korea: Marine's Shooting Spree Reveals Collective Bullying Tradition

In South Korea on June 4, 2011, a marine opened fire at several of his fellow soldiers, killing four and injuring two. As the days have passed, accusations have begun...

Malaysia: Online Reactions to Bersih 2.0 Rally

The planned street rally this weekend in Malaysia known as Bersih 2.0 will now take place inside a stadium. Netizens continue to discuss the impact of Bersih as the movement...

6 July 2011

Chile: President Piñera's Approval Ratings Drop

Belarus: Anti-revolutionary videos

Bahrain: Regime and Opposition Begin National Dialogue

Since the Bahrain protests of February 14, 2011, the idea of opening a dialogue between the opposition and regime has been discussed on and off. On Saturday July 2, the...

Thailand: Writers against Lese Majeste

China: 2 Year Anniversary of Urumqi Riots

Belarus: Independence Day Clapping Protest (Videos)

RuNet Echo

Streets of several Belarusian towns and cities were flooded with people on Belarus Independence Day on July 3, 2011. People just stood there, clapping. They showed up for the clapping...

Macedonia: Concert Against Police Brutality

Macedonia: Views from Abroad on Protests Against Police Violence

Filip Stojanovski writes about how the ongoing protests against police brutality in Macedonia are viewed from abroad.

5 July 2011

Morocco: Protests Over Reform Continue

On Friday Morocco voted in a Constitutional referendum proposed by King Mohammed VI. Official results show an overwhelming support to the reform. Bloggers have been denouncing widespread irregularities.

Morocco: Reform With the Taste of an Unfinished Business

Throughout the referendum process, the Moroccan blogosphere was divided over the issue of reform. The heated debate shaking the Moroccan society was reflected in social networks. Some are willing to...

Malaysia: More Arrested Before Planned Rally

More people have now been arrested in Malaysia for supporting the Bersih 2.0 rally that is planned to happen on the 9 July, 2011. Some were arrested merely for wearing...

Poland: Citizen Initiative for Complete Abortion Ban

Some 600,000 people have signed a petition in support of the draft amendment to Poland's abortion law intending to ban abortion in Poland without exceptions – even when the life...