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10 June 2010

Stories from 10 June 2010

Brazil: Police execution and YouTube voyeurism

A video posted on YouTube shows the moment in which two supposed policemen shot down three supposed drug traffickers. The voyeuristic citizen watches the video in an equally criminal manner,...

Russia: Networks of Paid Bloggers Exposed

In Russia, networks of paid bloggers sometimes turn to advocating certain political views or to promoting the official political agenda. A recent investigation by LJ user dobrokhotov sheds some light...

Cape Verde: Netcitizens Outraged with Flights and Governance

Though flights delays are common in Cape Verde, the episode which happened on June 5th, involving Minister Inocêncio Sousa, caused big confusion at the airport, as Emilio Rodrigues thoroughly describes...

Egypt: Should Coptic Divorcees Remarry?

The Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court has issued a ruling obliging Coptic Pope Shenouda III to allow Coptic divorcees to remarry. The pope has rejected the ruling. Supporters of the church...

Sao Tome & Principe: More Children Accessing Technology

STeP UP OLPC, a digital inclusion project in São Tomé & Príncipe aiming to revolutionize how children learn through the use of technology, is now a step closer to their...

Egypt: The First Starbucks Protest in Egypt

The Gaza-bound Flotilla Raid has sparked an uprising in Egypt. Zeinobia covered the first Starbucks Protest in Egypt; A video and photographs were also posted by Sarah Carr and Mostafa...

Egypt: Khaled Said – An Emergency Murder by An Emergency Law

Khaled Said, a 28-year-old Egyptian from the coastal city of Alexandria, was allegedly tortured to death at the hands of two officers who wanted to search him under the emergency...

Bolivia: Teaching Web 2.0

In an effort to expand the use of social media and Web 2.0 in Bolivia, Alberto Medrano from the blog Letras Alteñas [es] taught a course on the subject and...

Oman: The Aftermath of Cyclone Phet

Oman was hit a few days ago by cyclone Phet, a tropical cyclone originating from the Indian Ocean. This is the second major cyclone to hit Oman in three years....

Watch The World Cup with Global Voices: Live Chat for Uruguay vs. France

The World Cup of football, arguably the most global sporting event ever, is hosted for the first time on the African continent. Please join us in watching and discussing this...

Cambodia: Mobile phone subscribers

Piseth quotes from a report which mentions that Cambodia now has more than 7 million mobile phone subscribers.

Indonesia: Who is Ariel “Peterporn”?

Ariel “Peterporn” became a twitter trend a few days ago. It refers to a famous Indonesian singer whose sex videos were uploaded on the web. Indonesian twitterers gave him the...

Indonesia: Pesta Blogger 2010 logo

Pesta Blogger 2010 has uploaded its logo and banner. The blog festival is an annual gathering of Indonesian bloggers

Marry an Indonesian woman for a fee

There is a proposal by local conservative politicians in Indonesia to require foreigners to pay a fixed amount of money if they want to marry an Indonesian woman.

Cuba: Being Black

Ivan's File Cabinet explores what it's like to be black in Cuba.

Haiti: Grass Roots

“Mainstream media sources in the United States have rarely mentioned this type of local organizing initiated by activists and every day Haitians”: Tande blogs about a few grassroots organisations doing...

Dominica: A Day in the Life

Dominica Weekly highlights a documentary which “brings to life the rich heritage and culture of the Kalinago (Carib) people in Dominica.”

Bermuda: Balanced Media

“The Bermuda Code of Practice appears to be well balanced and cover the established international best practices”: Vexed Bermoothes therefore sees “no reason for Government to pursue its punitive draft...

Russia: Mysterious Death of a Soldier in the Far East

Alexey Navalny, famous anti-corruption blogger, posted a shocking video [RUS], depicting an observation of Roman Suslov's dead body. According to Russian military officials, Suslov committed a suicide during the transfer...

Pakistan: Playing cricket online

Yousuf Rafi offers feedback on Howzat – an online cricket game made by Pakistani students which, according to him, is ‘a complete package of fun, enjoyment and time pass’.

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