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13 June 2011

Stories from 13 June 2011

Egypt: Exploring Twitter’s Potential on the Ground

Micro-blogging site Twitter has become an important discussion forum for young Egyptians since the start of the revolution, writes Lilian Wagdy. Activists recently hosted a Twitter forum (Nadwa) which brought...

Egypt: The Story of the Israeli Spy in Cairo

Ilan Chaim Grapel, an American immigrant to Israel, was arrested in Egypt last Sunday. Grapel has now been detained for 15 days as he is being questioned by the State...

Turkey: Election Results, Reactions and Hopes

The results of the Turkish general elections are in, drawing wide ranging reactions from Turkish bloggers. The campaign period for the elections had seen a change in rhetoric in many...

Russia: Bloggers Discuss the Fall of Russian Newspapers

RuNet Echo

A spate of firings at the nearly century old Russian daily Izvestia as well as the online news site Gzt.ru has journalist appealing to the public for their jobs, as...

Jamaica: “Dudus” Commission Report goes to Parliament

Cuba: Confronting Fate

Belarus: Crowdsourced DDoS Attack Attempts to Put Down President's Website

U.S.V.I.: Thinking About Transfer Day

Trinidad & Tobago: The Imagine Cup

Cuba: Farinas Ends Hunger Strike

Syria: Lesbian Blogger Amina is a Married American Man

Blogger The Gay Girl in Damascus turned out to be a straight married American man, who seems to have no issue in taking the world on a wild goose chase...

Colombia: Getting Ready for Campus Party 2011

Ghana: Whose Land Is It?

Singapore: ‘Save the World’s Saddest Dolphins’ Campaign

Twenty-five dolphins caught in the wild are being held in captivity in a Singapore gaming and spa resort. Animal lovers and netizens have launched a campaign demanding the release of...

Kenya: The Death of Cinema

Malawi/Jamaica: Malawian Blogger Visits Jamaica

Macedonia: Spreading the Word About Protest and Civic Journalism

Puerto Rico: Uproar Over Blogger's Story

An anonymous blogger's post narrating how she was insulted by a public official spread through the Puerto Rican blogosphere and social media, and made waves in the mainstream media. The...

Argentina: Quilmes Indigenous Community Faces Another Eviction Attempt

Peru: Protesters in Puno Demand Cancellation of Inambari Hydroelectric Project