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· July, 2013

Stories about Weblog from July, 2013

E-book Offers ‘Pearls’ From Women Around the World

Catherine Beeckman explains how Global Voices provided inspiration for the free anthology "Pearls Around the Neck": "Your writings feed mine!"

Trinidad & Tobago: Will Warner Win?

Tomorrow, Jack Warner fights to reclaim the parliamentary seat for Chaguanas West - but his questionable campaign tactics and race-centric rhetoric have some bloggers concerned.

VIDEO: Pakistani TV Host Gives Away Babies on Primetime Ramadan Show

Televangelist Dr. Amir L. Hussain has gifted two babies during the month of Ramadan in an attempt to boost viewership during the Islamic holy month's fierce battle for ratings.

Hazreen Shaik Daud: Malaysia’s First Transgender in Politics

Some netizens described Hazreen's appointment as a "surprisingly courageous, righteous and respectable initiative."

State Funeral for Tunisian Opposition MP as Protests Continue

A state funeral has been held for opposition Tunisian MP Mohamed Brahmi, shot dead outside his home on July 25. His assassination has sparked angry street protests.

Lesbian Couple Arrested After Marrying in Secret in Bangladesh

The women's marriage is being described as the country's first same-sex marriage. Bangladesh's laws criminalize homosexual relationships with life imprisonment.

Immigrants: Much More Than an Abstract Number

Robert Valencia interviewed Mexican journalist Eileen Truax, who recently released her book ‘Dreamers: The Fight of a Generation for its American Dream’.

Finding Everything and Anything at Bolivia's 16 de Julio Fair

Thousands flock to the 16 de Julio Fair every Thursday and Sunday to find a much-needed object. However, the bustling open-air market is not free from controversy.

Brazil's Indigenous Demand ‘No More Dams’

After the release of scientists kidnapped by the Mundurukus last June, the Brazilian government agreed to meet the indigenous and listen to their claims.

Water Shortage Crisis Looms Large In Bangalore, India

With rapid growth, polluted bodies of water, and few solutions in place, water is becoming scarce in India's third largest city.

PHOTOS: Every Mozambican Can Be an Independent Electoral Observer

Armed with mobile phones, more and more people in Mozambique are monitoring the run-up to the country's fall municipal elections, helped along by an online platform from newspaper @Verdade.

Women Candidates in Cambodian Election

Mapping tool confirms that women candidates are still the second choice of Cambodia’s major political parties

Sifting Fact From Fiction on the French Speaking Web

"Some people, known for their political activism, knowingly share false information." In this post we look at fact-checking projects in Francophone online media.

VIDEO: ‘Hacking Democracy’ in Loja, Ecuador

In Loja citizens use social networks to propose concrete ideas to better their city. The organization Loja es Más launched a video where they tell us about their work.

Facepopular, a ‘Popular’ Social Network Made in Argentina

Argentine political militants have created Facepopular, a social network deemed "popular and Latin American". Within a month of its launch, the network has gained more than 24,000 users.

Taiwanese Professor Arrested in Protest Against Forced Demolitions

Taiwanese professor Hsu Shih-Jung was yelling "Today you demolished Taipu, tomorrow we demolished the government" when he was dragged away by police.

Mumbai Restaurant Forced to Pull Political Food Bills

The restaurant was forced to shut down after it mentioned government corruption and criticized a new "air-conditioned eatery tax" on its bills that were being handed out to customers.

Peruvian Town Remembers Those Who Died Defending Water Rights

July 3 marked the one-year anniversary of the death of five civilians during clashes between police and demonstrators protesting against the Conga mining project. The people of Celendín demand justice.

Sudanese Refugee Detained for Owning a Bicycle in Israel

Darfuri asylum-seeker and actor, Babaker (Babi) Ibrahim was arrested by Israeli police for not having a receipt for his bicycle, which was thus presumed to be stolen. His detention without...

Saudi Arabia Jails Seven Facebook Users for Calling for Protests

Political dissent is not tolerated in Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy. Seven men are now behind bars, accused of disturbing public order and calling for protests on Facebook.

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