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11 June 2011

Stories from 11 June 2011

Moldova: Diplomatic Controversy Marks Russia Day

The official diplomatic celebrations preceding Russia Day in Moldova have sparked controversies that verge on a diplomatic scandal. Diana Lungu reports on the details of the scandal and translates reactions...

Featured Translator: Fabienne Der Hagopian

Fabienne Der Hagopian is a volunteer translator for Global Voices in French. Being of Armenian descent, she has translated into French many posts about the Caucasus, but is also passionate...

Macedonia: Protests Against Police Brutality/Murder Cover-Up Spread

Macedonians have been protesting for 5 days online and offline in Skopje, urging the authorities to "solve" the murder of a young man by a police officer who served as...

India: Senior Crime Reporter Shot Dead in Mumbai

This afternoon, veteran crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at point-blank range at Powai, Mumbai. Indian netizens react.

India: Thoughts On Slut Walk

Bangladesh: Chamely House In Dhaka

Panama: Boxing Commentator's Presidential Aspirations

In Panama, despite the next elections being two years away, the media has already started speculating about potential candidates and winners. One potential nomination for president which caused the most...

Spain: Protests Evolve, but Tensions Continue

The mobilizations that started on May 15 in Spain have gradually evolved into local meetings, gatherings and different kinds of initiatives all over the country. But the tension on the...

Burkina Faso: Song Gets Musician Into Trouble

Kenya: Finance Minister Uses Social Media to Prepare Budget

The Minister for Finance in Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, has used GoogleDocs, Scribd, Twitter and Facebook to solicit public opinion on what to include in the country's budget for year 2010/2011.

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