Stories from 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.
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.
Feminist activist, lawyer and blogger Amárilis Pagán opines [es] that poverty reduction should be a central part of any democracy.
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...
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.
Turkey held its general elections today for 550 seats in the Grand National Assembly. Following are some of the reactions that are emerging online as the first results are being announced.
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.
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  as Prime Minister of...
Blogger and journalist Nuria Net reflects [es] on the meaning of being a Puerto Rican, and a Nuyorican, as a Puerto Rican living in New York City.
Seun Kuti the youngest son of the late Afro beat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti has finally released his much anticipated album; From Africa with Fury: Rise, Chale reports.
Blogger Miguel Adrover Lausell reviews [es] the artistic performance “Esquina Periferia” for the music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es].
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.
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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...
Hoda Saber, a political prisoner died [fa] after 10 days of hunger strike. Hoda Saber protested against the death of Hale Sahabi, another political activist.