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16 June 2009

Stories from 16 June 2009

Iran: More citizen video from protests

More than 100,000 people marched in Tehran on Monday in support of reformist presidential candidate, Mir Hussein Mousavi and his demands for an annulment of the election results that declared...

Russia: U.S. Ambassador's Blog

Russian-language blog of John Beyrle, U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation:

Europe: Schengen Visa Regime News

Belgraded explains why it would be a great thing if in 2010 Serbs, Macedonians and Montenegrins were allowed “to travel as tourists in European/Schengen area without visas.”

Bahrain: Bloggers Meet

Mahmood reports on a get-together of Bahraini bloggers, after a long break.

Bahrain: Equipped For Swine Flu?

Bahraini blogger Emoodz asks why a student returning from the US who was feeling unwell was sent home from the doctor with some painkillers – then was later discovered to...

Morocco: Beacon of Freedom of Speech?

Moroccan blogger Badr Al'Hamry on Agora [Ar], expresses his solidarity with Idriss Shahtan, director of Al Mishaal weekly newspaper, and president of the Khenifra branch of the Moroccan Association for...

Iran: Flowers for security forces

Persian Kiwi twittered that Mir Hussein Mousavi, Iranian opposition leader, asked his supporters to demonstrate in Haft Tir Square in Tehran and offer flowers to Basijis, a governmental paramilitary force.

Ecuador: Galapagos Islands Advance in 7 New Wonders Competition

Ecuador's Galapagos Islands have advanced to the next round in the online competition for the 7 New Wonders of the World. These islands boast some of the most diverse flora...

Nepal: What really happened in 2001?

Even after eight years of the Nepal Royal Massacre, Nepalis are still confused what happened on that dreadful day. Maya has more on this.

Brazil: Petrobras Blog Versus Mainstream Media

In the first week of June, Brazil's giant semi-public oil company Petrobras created a free blog on Wordpress. Among the posts publicised during the blog's first days were questions and...

Armenia: Iranian student protest

Posting photos and videos on his Frontline Club blog, Global Voices Online's Caucasus editor reports from a demonstration staged outside the Iranian Embassy in Yerevan protesting Friday's disputed presidential election.

Bangladesh: Shahidul Alam Detained By Indian Border Security Forces

Media Helping Media informs that Shahidul Alam, internationally renowned photojournalist from Bangladesh, blogger and founder of the Drik picture network has been detained by the Indian border security while working...

India: rights of the linguistic minorities in Mizoram

Musings of a Chakma discusses the violations of the rights of the linguistic minorities in Mizoram by the state government.

China: Conversation with AMARC

Doubleaf explains how Chinese rural residents acquire and disseminate information during the past 20 years in his conversation with the Chair of AMARC, Steve Buckley.

Japan: ‘1Q84′, the new bestseller by Haruki Murakami

“In your sky how many moons are floating?”. This the catch phrase of 1Q84 [ja], Ichi Kew Hachi Yon, (Q in Japanese reads the same as 9), the new 2...

China: Chinese netizen reactions to Iranian election

Allie Shi from Shanghaiist translated Chinese netizens’ comments on Iranian election.

Japan: Mobile social network

Serkan Toto from Asiajin blogs about a fastest growing (2 millions in three months) mobile social network in Japan.

South Korea: Citizen declaration

Cynthia Yoo from Ohmynews International reports on a citizen declaration petition against President Lee Myung-bak's government.

South Africa celebrates Youth Day and remembers the past

June 16, which is now referred to as Youth Day here in South Africa is day when we remember the past. On June 16, 1976 the Soweto uprising occurred sparked...

Bermuda, USA, UK: Fallout over Guantanamo

Bermudian bloggers still have not stopped talking about their government's agreement to have four detainees of Guantanamo Bay to resettle on the island. Most of their focus seems to be...

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