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5 June 2011

Stories from 5 June 2011

Cuba: Backlash?

Dominican Republic: “Selective Intolerance”

Cuba: New Podcast About Movies

Georgia: Sharon Stone Seducing the Nation

The most popular topic for discussion on social networks, as well as by the online and traditional media, this weekend was the premiere of Renny Harlin's movie about the 2008...

Afghanistan: Assessing recent negotiations with Taliban

Uzbekistan: A clothing manufacturer boycotts Uzbek practice of child labor

Uzbekistan: Tashkent undergoes a dismantling pandemia

Turkmenistan: Facebook group plotting the overthrow of government

Uzbekistan: Human rights activist sentenced to 5 year in prison

Uzbekistan: A Dissident Poet Released

Uzbekistan: Presidential daughter's suit against journalists backfires

Afghanistan: Border War Expands

Afghanistan: Contractor Mistreatment

Ghana: 5 Reasons Why Ghana is the Next African App Powerhouse

South Africa: The Ideology of the Democratic Alliance

Tanzania: Opposition MP Tweets His Arrest

Zitto Kabwe, a Tanzanian Member of Parliament from the opposition party Chadema, was arrested on June 4 in Central Tanzania soon after holding a public rally. As he was taken...

Macedonia: Online Guide to Parliamentary Elections 2011

Early parliamentary elections are taking place in the Republic of Macedonia right now. Filip Stojanovski reviews election-related resources available to Macedonian voters online.

Slovakia: The People Vs. the Census

Tibor Blazko writes about problems with Slovakia's 2011 Population and Housing Census, which took place in Slovakia on May 21, 2011. Issues include people's unwillingness to fill out complex forms...

Hong Kong and China: The 22nd Anniversary of June 4th Massacre

Tunisia: Official Arrested for Criticizing Interior Ministry

Samir Feriani, a senior official in the Interior Ministry, was forcibly arrested by the police and taken into a military barracks in Tunisia on May 29. Days earlier, he had...

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