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8 August 2010

Stories from 8 August 2010

Iran: Political prisoners on hunger strike

Seventeen political prisoners began a hunger strike at the end of July to protest deteriorating conditions at Tehran's notorious Evin Prison. Iran has arrested hundreds of journalists, human rights activists,...

Iran: A blogger among hunger strikers

Venezuela: Blog Carnival and Freedom of Online Expression

Global Voices is sponsoring a Blog Festival and invites Venezuelan bloggers to write about the topic "freedom of expression on the internet." This post provides all of the details on...

Pakistan: Zardari Shoe Bombed

Venezuela: Parkour in Caracas

Paraguay: Information for Attendees of Americas Social Forum

Honduras: Drinking Coffee in Surcagua

Taiwan: Indigenous people protest against forced eviction

Russia: Musicians Sign Petition for Detained Rapper

China: Visa tales

With all the economic growth in China over the past few decades and a growing number of global travelers to match, have visa requirements for Chinese citizens been adapting in...

The Great Floods of Singapore

A series of freak floods hit Singapore in the past month which is unprecedented for a city state widely recognized as an urban paradise. Residents are angry and they want...

Afghanistan: State Dept Terrorism Report makes bleak reading

Kyrgyzstan: A political picnic, another failed coup in Bishkek

Kazakhstan: What do young people want

Egypt: Obssessed with Celebrities’ Religion

In Egypt, some people decide to like or hate celebrities based on their religion. Lebanese actress Nour, Egyptian actress Basma, radio host Osama Mounir, and many others have all been...

Analyzing GDP growth of Singapore

Singapore: Proposal to remove retirement age

Laos: Road improvements

Southeast Asia: ASEAN Day

Thailand: “Yellow protest” despite emergency rule

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