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· August, 2011

Stories about Weblog from August, 2011

31 August 2011

Egypt: Using Twitter to Help a Cairo Community

7 Billion Actions

After seeing the huge impact of social media on the Egyptian revolution, Egyptian blogger, Mahmoud Salem (@SandMonkey) decided to collaborate with a non-profit organisation, Peace and Plenty, to help them...

Nigeria: The Brain Behind the Nigerian Blog Awards

Behold the face behind the masquerade. Good Nigerian Girl is the brain powering the Nigeria Blogs Awards since 2010. The Nigerian Blog Awards is an annual event that rewards creative...

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Is Mexican Society Violent by Nature?

This summary of our Blog Carnival: Mexico - Citizenry, Violence and Blogs looks at what Mexican bloggers think about their society which is sometimes described as violent by nature. Bloggers...

Global Voices Partners with UNFPA on 7 Billion Actions

7 Billion Actions

This year the world's population will exceed 7 billion people. To mark this milestone, Global Voices has been commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to write a series...

Russia: Why We Are Leaving Our Country Behind

RuNet Echo

Recent months have seen a new spin on the topic of emigration that seems to be ever-present in the Russian online space. Several powerful blog posts written by people from...

30 August 2011

Bangladesh: Coming Home For Eid

Eid is the biggest religious festival in the Muslim majority country Bangladesh, and a key part of the celebration is going home to celebrate with family in distant places. Bijoy...

China: Who Could Have Known The Libyans Hate Gaddafi?

One of China's top military analysts at home, has turned the official line on Libya into something of a joke, and abroad, China's nominal support for Gaddafi may end up...

Russia: Bloggers React to the Storming of Tripoli

RuNet Echo

Compared to April 2011, when Global Voices first analyzed Russian reactions on the conflict, opinions seem to be more polarised now; bloggers had divided into two distinctive groups of supporters...

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Citizen Media on the Scene

This second post reporting on the 2011 Blog Carnival, summarizes opinions of Mexican bloggers on the way media covers violence, and above all, on the role of citizen media in...

Brazil: Mozambique Cedes Land to Brazilian Agribusiness

Mozambique is ceding 6 million hectares of land to Brazilian farmers. The idea is to draw on the Brazilian experience in the Cerrado, a biosphere similar to the African savanna,...

China and USA: Joe Biden's Noodle Meal

The United States Vice President Joe Biden ended his six-day official visit to China on 22 August, 2011. Most Chinese people do not know whether or not there there has...

Malaysia: Generation 709 Calls for Political Reforms

Following the Bersih democracy rally last July 9, a group of young Malaysians has come forward to continue the demand for free and fair elections, calling themselves ‘Generation 709’. The...

29 August 2011

Russia: Shark Attacks in Vladivostok

RuNet Echo

Russia is not known for sharks attacks, but this summer a number of incidents have occurred. Masha Egupova reports, and examines the blogosphere's response to the recent spate of shark...

Spain: Racism and Intolerance Advance Relentlessly

In Europe, xenophobia advances at an immense rate. Author Ana Lucía Sá writes about the situation of immigrants in Spain, the invisibility of the issue of racism and hate crimes...

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Verbalizing the Violence

Our first 2011 Blog Carnival had the theme "Mexico - Citizenry, Violence and Blogs". In this first part of the final summary, we showcase what Mexican bloggers thought about past...

28 August 2011

Saudi Arabia: A Special Twitter Hashtag for the King!

A Saudi hashtag entitled #tal3mrak which literary translates into “May god prolong your life” or “your majesty” if translated into a Western context, took Twitter by storm today. The hashtag...

Central African Republic: Violence Marks Lead Up to Elections

The Central African Republic is set to hold partial parliamentary elections on September 4, yet tensions have arisen after an opposition party rally was marred with violence. The country is still...

Egypt: Omar Soliman Facebook Army

A poll conducted by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces on their Facebook page to see how much support each of the potential Egyptian presidential elections candidates had on the...

South Korea: Pop Music Censorship Meets with Strong Opposition

More than 2,600 South Korean pop songs have been censored in the past two years for their "hazardous" lyrics. One entertainment agency, however, filed a lawsuit against the government that...

Singapore Elects New President

Dr Tony Tan was elected Singapore's seventh president on August 27 with a winning margin of only 7,269 votes. This was enough to beat the three other candidates in Singapore’s...

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