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2 June 2011

Stories from 2 June 2011

Moldova: Liga Islamica and the (Limited) Religious Tolerance

The official registration of the Islamic League early this spring in Moldova has led to negative reactions and protests from the local politicians, the Orthodox Christian clergy and the public....

Brazil: After All There is a Place for Belo Monte Dam

Sri Lanka: Presidential Intervention

Russia: Social Networks and Civic Mobilisation

What effect can the rapid development of social networks, the growth of the number of users, and the strengthening of their capacity for social impact and mobilisation have, and when?...

Argentina: Controversy Over Debate With Opposition Intellectual Beatriz Sarlo on TV Show ‘678’

The appearance of the famous literary and cultural critic Beatriz Sarlo in the popular television program '6, 7, 8' on May 24 triggered a burst of reactions on Twitter and...

Bhutan: Do Not Ignore Facebook

Russia: Freelance Researcher Reveals Skype Source Code

Mexico: Afro-Mexicans Protest After Death of Nigerian Immigrant

Argentina Approves Anti-Tobacco Law

Honduras is Readmitted to Organization of American States

Bahamas: Which Path to Economic Success?

Cuba: Female Dissidents

Caribbean: WICB Hypocrisy

Barbados: Police Brutality Allegations

Trinidad & Tobago: The Beginning of Warner's End?

Greece: Another victim of police brutality

Tunisia: Inevitable Postponement of the July 24 Elections

Tunisians are due to elect a national constituent assembly on July 24. Recently, however, news started to spread about postponing the elections to October 16. Tunisian bloggers did not welcome...

Syria: Opposition Drafts Declaration in Antalya

Just a day after President Bashar Assad announced a general amnesty for political prisoners, a varied group of Syrian opposition members are meeting in Antalya, Turkey, to create a declaration...

Egypt: More Information on Jailed Blogger Mikel Nabil Needed

Lebanon: Security Forces Attacked over Illegal Bar Construction

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