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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

Faris Islam at All Things Pakistan urges to engage in a national discussion on family planning to tackle the looming population crisis in Pakistan.

Sri Lanka: Impact Of The Silent Protest

Ahead of the Sri Lankan opposition party's mass silent protest against the present rule on Thursday, June 9th afternoon in front of the Maradana Railway station, Colombo, Serendipity weighs in...

Bhutan: An Ill-prepared Shangri-la

Bhutanese Blogger at Whatever Matters comments: “We are living in a self-constructed illusion of Shangri-la which is far removed from reality.”

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?

Zimbru of Morning in Moldova comments on and argues against rumours about an upcoming German-Russian proposal on the status of breakaway province Transnistria within a federal state of Moldova.

France, Syria: Syria's Ambassador To France Resigns

Syria's ambassador to France, Mrs Lamia Chakkour, has announced  her resignation during a live audio interview with France24 [fr] TV chanel in Paris, today. “I cannot support this cycle of...

Haiti: Rain Damage

“Torrential rains (after multiple other days with less torrential rains) caused a lot of damage in Port au Prince and surrounding areas last night”: Bloggers post updates.

Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago: Feminism & Activism

Womanish Words congratulates Trinidadian Simona Lee, “creator of the blog ‘Women Speak: Women Tell Their Stories of Discrimination,’ for being chosen to receive a 2011 Internet Activist BlogHer Scholarship.”

Puerto Rico: Poverty & Choices

Gil the Jenius deconstructs the argument by political conservatives that “Poverty is a choice”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Here Comes the iPhone?

Could the Apple iPhone 4 be coming to Trinidad and Tobago? Tech blogger Triniberry says that its arrival seems imminent.

Barbados: Blogs as News Source

“Some in the traditional media question why social media is gaining momentum?” Barbados Underground suggests that one reason may be that blogs are willing to tell stories that most mainstream...

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

In Cachando Chile, Margaret posts a photo essay which details the steps in the production of Chilean olive oil at the Olave organic olive groves.

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

The Theory Behind looks at “war-driven innovations that, as its name states, are those that emerge, or are catalyzed, by factors related to armed conflicts.” The blogger will be posting...

Panama: Empowering Indigenous Women Through Chocolate

Global Voices author Clotilde Castillo interviewed [es] Mathilde Grand, the director of ‘Citizen of Chocolate,’ a “A collective dedicated to the divulgation and diffusion of Tribal Chocolate” which employs indigenous...

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

Ilya Varlamov and Dmitry Ternovsky continue [ru] (see also feature article by Will Partlett) their quest for the freedom of photography. This time they visited three Moscow railway stations to check,...

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