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26 May 2011

Stories from 26 May 2011

India: Malayalam Bloggers Campaign For Soumya

Kerala was rife with outrage, when 23 year old woman Soumya was thrown out from a moving passenger train, raped and brutally murdered. With the public losing the trust in...

China: Netizens Declare Candidacy In Upcoming Elections

Their chances may not be good, but a small and growing number of Internet celebrities and microbloggers have decided to run in grassroots elections this coming September in constituencies around...

Ukraine: Proposal to Declare Crimean Tatar Deportation “Genocide”

Window on Eurasia reports on the Ukrainian Peoples Party's proposal to declare the 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars by Stalin “an act of genocide and a crime against humanity.”

Russia: Peaceful Religious Co-Existence in Tatarstan

At OpenDemocracy.net, Oleg Pavlov writes about Jadidism, “an Islamic movement common among the Muslims in the Volga and Urals region,” and peaceful religious co-existence in Tatarstan.

Belarus: Economic Crisis

Nils van der Vegte of RussiaWatchers reports on the economic crisis in Belarus.

Serbia: More Reactions to the Arrest of Ratko Mladic

Richard Byrne of Balkans via Bohemia and Borut Peterlin react to the news of the arrest of Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb general wanted for war crimes, including the Srebrenica...

Peruvians Say No to Fujimori in ‘March for dignity, Fujimori never again! #26m’

Global Voices author and Spanish Translation Manager Juan Arellano is updating a Storify post [es] on the developments of “March for dignity, Fujimori never again! #26m” taking place in Lima...

Panama: Wikileaks Reach Panamanian Government

The diplomatic cables leaked by Wikileaks have wreaked havoc in global politics. Panama is not an exception. A cable that links the government party CD - Democratic Change - with...

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: FIFA Disciplinary Hearing

B.C. Pires says that the most recent corruption allegation against FIFA vice-president Jack Warner “looks for Jack like it did for Tony walking into that diner in the last episode...

Cuba: Architectural Heritage

Fernando Dámaso at Translating Cuba, is concerned about the country's architectural patrimony.

Trinidad & Tobago: Oppression of Women

“Women’s oppression, he said, was a myth created by the Judeo-Christian West as a tool of capitalism. I nearly fall on the ground”: And then, Lisa Allen-Agostini writes a must-read...

Azerbaijan: Eynulla Fatullayev Pardoned Following Twitter Action

Just two days after the UK branch of Amnesty International launched its Twitter campaign to call for the release of Eynulla Fatullayev comes news that the imprisoned journalist and prisoner...

Kenya: Taking care of orphaned monkey

Taking care of an orphaned monkey in Kenya : “We currently have a baby genet at the Colobus Trust which was found a few weeks ago being played with by...

China: French Students Encountered Chinese Chengguan

Fanua from ChinaSMACK translated a local news about two French students selling crepes in Shanghai – the chengguan came, and the French street vendors fled like everyone else.

Kenya: Documentary on child abuse by Catholic priests

Njamba discusses the lastest expose by Irish TV on child abuse by Catholic priests in Kenya: “I just finished watching a 53 minute documentary aired by an Ireland TV station...

Trinidad & Tobago: Indian Arrival Day Food

TriniGourmet.com shares what's on her menu to commemorate this year's anniversary of Indian Arrival.

Russia: Politicalized literature

Ernst Krenkel of Backyard Safari takes a closer look at [GER] Vladimir Sorokin's The Day of the Opritchniks and Nathan Dubovitsky's Near Zero and asks to what extent Russian literature...

Guyana: Dreaming of Utopia

“One day, we gon discard that box, push aside the ol’ habits, and think in ways that make the whole place sparkle”: Guyana-Gyal has a dream.

Kenya: East Africa's Biggest Mobile Tech Event

East Africa's biggest mobile tech event is taking place in Kenya next month: “The next big thing in African Tech has arrived. Pivot 25 is here!The region’s top 25 mobile...

United States: A Blog for Rethinking the Hispanic World

In New York, the Hispanic cultural and artistic dynamism can be felt. Global Voices spoke with journalist and cultural critic Claudio Iván Remeseira about his blog Hispanic New York Project,...

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