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7 June 2011

Stories from 7 June 2011

Macedonia: Online Community Prevents Murder Cover-Up

As announced, non-violent protests against brutal killing of a young man on Sunday continued on June 7 in Skopje. The police announced they would monitor social networks for troublemakers. Filip...

Pakistan: The Population Bomb

Sri Lanka: Impact Of The Silent Protest

Bhutan: An Ill-prepared Shangri-la

Mexico: Fighting Impunity on the Second Anniversary of the Guardería ABC Fire

June 5 marked the second anniversary of a tragic fire that killed 49 children and left others injured in 'Guarderia ABC', a childcare facility in Sonora, Mexico. Two years later,...

Moldova: A solution to the Transnistria conflict?

France, Syria: Syria's Ambassador To France Resigns

Haiti: Rain Damage

Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago: Feminism & Activism

Puerto Rico: Poverty & Choices

Trinidad & Tobago: Here Comes the iPhone?

Barbados: Blogs as News Source

Egypt: Khaled Said’s Legacy Still Thrives

Khaled Said is a young Egyptian man whose death at the hands of police last year jump started a chain reaction which led to the ousting of president Hosni Mubarak....

Australia’s Swear-In: Fine is a Four-Letter Word

Melbourne has just had a swear-in outside Victoria’s State Parliament to protest against new laws for on-the-spot fines for swearing. Kevin Rennie collects bloggers' reactions to the issue.

China: Li Na's Championship, National Pride?

Over the weekend, Chinese tennis player Li Na became the first Chinese national to win a tennis Grand Slam final. However, Chinese netizens have taken Li Na's victory as a...

Chile: A Photo Essay on The Making of Olive Oil

Mexico: War-Driven Innovation in the Fight Against Organized Crime

Panama: Empowering Indigenous Women Through Chocolate

Equatorial Guinea: A Language That Ignores Human Rights

In June the membership of Equatorial Guinea to the Countries of the Portuguese Speaking Community will be considered. Bloggers discuss the weakness of historic and linguistic arguments and the country's...

Russia: Bloggers’ Quest For Freedom of Photography

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