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· June, 2012

Stories about Photos from June, 2012

Hong Kong, China: Military Vehicles Entered the City

Dictionary of Politically Incorrect Hong Kong Cantonese posted photos and video taken by netizens on the night of June 15th, showing military vehicles of the People Liberation Army running on...

Armenia: Memories of Historic Yerevan Market

Ianyan takes its readers on a photographic tour of a closed market on one of the capital's main central streets. Taken over by a notorious oligarch, public reaction to demolish...

United States: “Shooting Blind” – Seeing With Different Eyes

Every Tuesday, a group of visually impaired photographers come together in Manhattan, New York City, grouped under the name Seeing with Photography Collective. We share some stunning images by the...

Angola: Rhythms of Resistance, Past and Present

While international human rights organizations and bloggers are calling attention to the escalation of violence and repression against Angolan activists and musicians in the run up to this year's elections,...

Egypt: Final Round of the Presidential Elections in Photographs

Egyptian were called to vote on the second round of the presidential elections amidst attempts by the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF) to keep a tight rein on...

Uzbekistan: Silk and Spice Festival Lost in Translation

Uzbek blogger posts photos from the International Silk & Spice Festival in Bukhara (which the organizers have erroneously advertised [ru] as ‘Silk & Space Festival’).

Spain: 15M Presents Legal Complaint Against Bankia

The 15M has presented a legal complaint before the National Audience against commercial fraud committed by Bankia executives. Social media have played a key role in the campaign.

Afghanistan's First Computer-Animated Movie

Leaving the three decades of war and destruction behind, Afghans make use of modern technology and media to rebuild the country and raise new generations with a brighter vision for...

Latin American Graffiti and Urban Art: Online and in the Streets

Urban art and graffiti are present throughout Latin America. Here's a look at some recent posts by bloggers who share photos and videos of this vibrant urban art movement in...

Poland: Football Fans Clash Ahead of Poland-Russia Game

Over 180 people were detained due to clashes that broke out between rival Russian and Polish football fans in Warsaw on June 12. Anna Gotowska reports.

Tajikistan: Students Sent to the Streets to Greet President

On Blogiston.tj, a local blogger writes [ru] about the Tajik president's visit to the city of Khujand in the country's north. To convince the president that people in the city...

Hong Kong, China: Condemning the Apparent Staged Suicide of Li Wangyang

Thousands of people in Hong Kong took to the street on June 10, to condemn the apparent staged suicide of political prisoner Li Wangyang, a martyr who lived his life...

Cuba: Symposium Against Homophobia, for Inclusion and Diversity

In Cuba, since 2008, a symposium against homophobia has been held in May with activities against all types of discrimination related to gender identity and sexual orientation. As expected, the...

Brazil: Deeper Media Coverage of Belo Monte Dam Needed

A lot of information is shared daily around the world about controversy surrounding the construction of the Belo Monte dam in the Amazon. At the same time, however, it is...

Egypt: Sexual Harassment as a Weapon Against Dissent?

June 8 was “Determination Friday” in Cairo, and people gathered at Tahrir Square in protest against verdicts from former president Mubarak trial. Fewer remained for the anti-sexual harassment protest starting...

Myanmar: Rakhine Villages Attacked

Tensions are running high in the Rakhine area of Myanmar after a series of violent incidents. Netizens have criticized 'inaccurate' Western media reporting, which highlighted the continuing tension among ethnic...

Saudi Arabia: Protests to Free Detainees Held Without Trial

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is believed to have thousands of detainees who were not allowed access to trials and many of them do not even know their charges. The...

Living with HIV in Kazakhstan

On the Kazakh photo blog Vox Populi, Gulnar Bazhkenova presents a powerful photo essay [ru] with the stories of people living with HIV/AIDS in Kazakhstan. These individuals have decided to disclose...

Egypt: 17 Months of Tahrir Square

On flickr, Jonathan Rashad shares images from Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the Egyptian revolution, over the past 17 months.

Armenia, Azerbaijan: Nagorno Karabakh Conflict Resumes… On Twitter

In war, as the old saying goes, the first casualty is always the truth. This is particularly true in the South Caucasus where the media in Armenia and Azerbaijan more...

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