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9 June 2009

Stories from 9 June 2009

North Korea: Two American Journalists Sentenced to Hard Labor

News coming out of Pyongyang is not encouraging. After being accused of illegally crossing the border to North Korea, American Current TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been...

Nigeria: Wiwa v Shell: $15.5 million settlement

Africa: If it works in Africa, it will work anywhere

South Africa: Amandla! News Diary to support community media

Pakistan: The Human Rights Commission Of Pakistan On IDPs

Bangladesh: Dharmarajika Monastery, Orphange and School in Dhaka

Iran: ‘All copies of a journal were collected’

Caste Based Communities on Orkut Mirror India's Splintered Society

I have written before about Shiv Sena's militant approach towards Orkut communities critical of the party, its leader Bal Thakeray, or its Hindutva ideology. Caste-based communities on Orkut are another...

China: Green dam user comment

Bahamas: War vs. Domestic Violence

Cayman Islands: Native Tongue

Haiti: Fr. Jean-Juste Laid to Rest

Cuba: Flamenco!

Guyana: Respecting Your Elders

Iran: Ali Kalai, a blogger in jail

Iran:Ahmadinejad's blog was hacked

Iranian Election in Photos

The Iranian presidential election will be held on June 12. Only four men, out of more than 400 self-registered men and women, were given official approval by the Guardian Council...

Mexico: Mourning for the Children Who Died in Daycare Fire

Americas: Looking Forward to Central America Free Software Festival

The Central American Free Software Festival will take place on June 17-21 in Estelí, Nicaragua. This will be the first opportunity for many enthusiasts of open-source and free software from...

Global Voices Advocacy Wins Zemanta Blog Contest

Global Voices Advocacy won first prize in Zemanta's Blogging for a Cause competition today. More than 60 different websites were nominated, and the top 5 to receive the most votes...

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