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3 June 2010

Stories from 3 June 2010

Pakistan: Attacks Against Ahmadi Community In Lahore

Sana Saleem at Mystified Justice criticizes the “indifference of people, the authorities, and the media towards the attacks against the Ahmadi community in Lahore on Friday.”

India: Train Accident And Politics

Words From Solitude captures all the politics after the accident of a Mumbai bound train, which caused death of many civilians. The Maoists derailed it near Jhargram, India.

Bangladesh: Newspaper Banned

Rumi at Unheard Voice informs that the Bangladesh government has banned (cancelled the declaration to publish) the vernacular daily Amar Desh and arrested its editor.

Macedonia: Legislative Changes Raise Privacy Concerns

Human rights activists and Internet users criticize recent controversial initiatives by the Macedonian Government to increase its legal powers of surveillance. Backed by a comfortable majority in the Parliament, the...

Tanzania: Will Tanzania benefit from playing Brazil?

Football fans in Tanzania are eagerly waiting to see Brazil, FIFA world Cup five times winners, taking on Tanzania national Team on June 7, 2010 at the National Stadium in...

Africa: Bicycle Charger kit for rural Africa

“Nokia unveiled a Bicycle Charger Kit, an alternative charging solution built especially for people with limited access to electricity,” reports Branded of Benin Epilogue.

Bolivia: Movie on Immigration Debuting Online

The Bolivian movie, “En busca del paraíso” [es] (“Searching for Paradise”) will be released in Spain on June 11 through Televeo.com [es]. Miguel Esquirol Ríos [es] explains that the movie...

Trinidad & Tobago: Saving our Heritage

Afra Raymond blogs about the need for Trinidad and Tobago to preserve its heritage buildings.

Jamaica: Hard Policing

“Last week many poor people were shot, and while no doubt some were criminals, there is also no doubt that some were innocent”: My View of JamDown from UpSo suggests...

Jamaica: Searching High & Low

As the Mayor of Kingston's home is searched in an attempt to find ‘Dudus'; YardFlex.com says: “Come on now, even the Prime Minister’s residence should be subjected to a thorough...

Jamaica: On the Run

“Life has more or less returned to normal on the rock except for those who lost family members in the clash and for those who remain on the run”: Annie...

Global: Protests In Support of the Freedom Flotilla Continue

In the days following the Israel's raid on the Mavi Marmara that left nine dead and numerous others wounded, the world has seen an outpouring of support for Gaza. Thousands...

Japan: Artistic flipnotes

Meet Oliver (id:olivercd) [en], a Spanish designer and one of the “Flipnote creators” featured at Hatena Featured Artist, a special section of one of the most popular Japanese blog platforms....

Indonesia: Protests against flotilla attack by Israel

Rallies were held in Indonesia to protest the attack made by Israeli forces against a flotilla of Gaza-bound ships carrying humanitarian aid. About a dozen Indonesian journalists and volunteers were...

Georgia: Social Media deployed for local elections

Local government elections in Georgia were held on 30 May and attracted huge interest from both the local and international community. Considered another test of the former Soviet republic's fledgling...

Russia: Artists Against State Bureaucracy

Several artists led by Alexey Biryukov launched the blog “Artist! Set Yourself Free!” [RUS]. The idea of the blog is to attract attention to the issue of export of modern...

Japan: Tech-savvy fishermen get their business online

Asiajin reports [en] that a fishermen cooperative [ja] “launched a fish and seafood e-commerce site that sells what have been caught in Tokyo Bay in the morning of the day.”...

Turkey: Can Turkish-Israeli relations be rebuilt?

As the world watched the events that happened on board the Turkish-led "Gaza Freedom Flotilla" it was also witnessing the deterioration of political relations between the governments of Turkey and...

Maghreb: Views on Freedom Flotilla's Unfolding Drama

Reactions to the Israeli raid on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla still reverberate across the world, not least among Maghreb bloggers who have been commenting on unfolding events.

Israel/Palestine: Drawing the Line in Gaza

“So Gaza is under a seige,” writes Lirun of East Med Sea Peace, “And Gazans are suffering badly whether we like to believe it or not.. and yet Israel has...

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