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12 June 2009

Stories from 12 June 2009

Iran: Several reformist sites got filtered

Several reformist news sites such as Norouznews were filtered today. At the same time international media reports a huge turn out in Iranian presidential election where a reformist candidate, Mir Hussein Mousavi, is considered President Ahmadinejad's main challenger.

Peru: Marches of Support in Lima

  12 June 2009

Twitterer Omar 2312 has photos of the marches of support in Lima, Peru for those in the Amazon region caught up in the conflict with the police. Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es] has photos of the heavy police presence that were closing off streets in response to these mobilizations.

Pakistan: Blast In Lahore

  12 June 2009

Lahore Metblogs reports that today a suicide blast at Jamia Naeemia Mosque situated in Garhi Shahu area of Lahore killed 4 people and injured 8 people.

Sri Lanka: Words & Images From IDP Camps

  12 June 2009

The Humanitarian Chronicle publishes a report from an anonymous writer who visited some camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in northern Sri Lanka. Accompanying with these pictures the author portrays the grief and lack of hope of the IDPs.

Haiti: All Things Haitian

  12 June 2009

“Haitians are passionate, intelligent, dynamic. Artistic and creative”: The Haitian Queen explains why she chose her blogging moniker.

Dominican Republic: Fair Trade Cocoa

  12 June 2009

“The transformation of the Dominican Republic from a producer of low-grade cacao…to a powerhouse in the production of high quality organic cocoa has been one of the most remarkable agricultural developments of the last three decades in the Caribbean”: Repeating Islands has the delicious details.

Trinidad & Tobago: Smelter Protest

  12 June 2009

Rights Action Group T&T republishes a letter to the editor regarding an “imbalanced” news report claiming that an injured baby died as a result of the smelter protests, while This Beach Called Life concocts an imaginary conversation about the protest action between the Prime Minister and Attorney General.

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