12 June 2011

Stories from 12 June 2011

Pakistan: Stop Hate Speech Against Ahmadis

  12 June 2011

Meera Ghani at Pak Tea House informs that “a group called All-Pakistan Students Khatm-e-Nubuwat Federation is handing out vile, hate fuelled pamphlets calling for outright murder of the already persecuted Ahmadiya community in the city of Faisalabad” and calls to resist this hate campaign.

Bangladesh: Hartal In Pictures

  12 June 2011

The opposition parties in Bangladesh have started a 36-hour strike (hartal) that began at dawn Sunday in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photoblogger Monirul Alam captures some actions during the strike in a photo essay.

Latin America: Online Freedom of Expression

  12 June 2011

Global Voices author Ellery Biddle comments on online freedom of expression in Latin America: “One of the reasons that Latin America (perhaps with the exception of Cuba) is often left out of the conversation about Internet policy and freedom of expression online is that it’s a region where technical filtering...

Cuba: Remembering History

  12 June 2011

Osmany Sánchez remembers the attacks on Cuba during the 1960s and 1970s [es], some organized and perpetrated by the groups that welcomed Reina Luisa Tamayo in Miami [es]. Reina Luisa Tamayo is the mother of Orlando Zapata, the hunger striker who died of starvation in protest against the Cuban government.

Cuba: Media Critique

  12 June 2011

In La Pupila Insomne [es], Iroel Sánchez criticizes [es] the Spanish newspaper El País [es] for its coverage of Cuba, and the protests in Madrid.

Nigeria: Time to Bury June 12

  12 June 2011

Why is it time for Nigeria to bury June 12?: “June the Twelfth, 1993 has for years been marked as the day that Nigeria’s hopes for democracy died or as Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa would have so eloquently put it when he made his speech [1] as Prime Minister of...

Zimbabwe: What is Next?

  12 June 2011

As Zimbabwe heads for possible polls later this year, netizens have taken to the Internet to express their views on politics, violence and the economy that would not see the light of day in the country's traditional media space.

Ghana: Donate Books to Support Education

  12 June 2011

Help to create change in Africa; “Donate books, T-shirt and educational marterials to support education in rural communities, located in Africa.Support passionate for change, an NGO that want the best for all African children. The objective is to inculcate the habbit of reading in young Africans.

Iran: “No security forces in Tehran”

Several bloggers reported that there is no security forces in the streets in Tehran as the Green movement called for a ‘silent demonstration’. Tashabohe Tarikh writes [fa] “do not be deceived. The security forces to see how many people come to Valiasr street [one of main protest areas] and then...

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