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4 July 2009

Stories from 4 July 2009

Brazil: “President Lula is a nerd”

After his speaking for the first time against the proposed Digital Crimes Bill, hugging Pirate Bay’s spokesman Peter Sunde, defending the use of open source software and inviting Internet users...

Belarus: A Holiday, Sort Of

Mikhail Larchanka reviews what some Belarusian bloggers write about Belarus' three Independence Day holidays, including the official one, which took place on July 3.

Mexico: The Campaign to Protect the Vote

"Cuidemos el voto" [“Let’s protect the vote”] is a project that plans to protect the votes of Mexicans during the July 5 election from “old enemies”: violence, false IDs, damage...

Bahrain: Fast Justice

Bahrain: The Michael Jackson Phenomenon

Honduras: Was it a Coup?

The political crisis in Honduras reached its highest levels last Sunday with the arrest and subsequent expulsion of the now ex-president Manuel Zelaya, which was carried out by the Honduran...

Iran: Protest in Kashan University

Bahrain: Pros and Cons

Iran:Press TV New Footage of Basij Military Base Attack

Iran: Myth and reality about Twitter

International media coverage of the Iranian protest movement in the past weeks has widely celebrated ‘Twitter power' as a tool of organizing and reporting on protests, but the reliance on...

Syria: Blogging Pains

After three months of work behind a computer screen, Syrian blogger Hossam Akras visits Old Damascus with his family. Find out why he was putting in nine to 12 hours...

Japan: Gundam 30th anniversary

Japan: On How to Perceive the Japanese Web (Part Three)

Continued from Part Two. As examples of the Japanese web that it isn't ‘disappointing’ at all, many bloggers referred to the success of the video sharing website Nico Nico Douga....