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14 June 2011

Stories from 14 June 2011

Pakistan: The Beasts Kill Again

“The beasts in Pakistan have made it a habit to kill. Kill in the name of sect. Kill in the name of religion. Kill in the name of tribe. Kill...

Pakistan: Religious Racism Spotted

Farhan Janjua captures the photo of a banner situated in Garden Town, Lahore, Pakistan which reads: “Christian’s Graveyard in Muslim Population is Not Acceptable! Not Acceptable!.”

Bhutan: The Wind In Wangdue Phodrang Dzong

“Legend has it that the Wind in Wangdue comes from a hole in the elephant hill,” – so describes Passu about the “man-blowing” wind at the southern end of the...

India: Attack On Journalists

Sans Serif reports that in India there have been 17 instances of attacks on journalist in the last six months and at least three journos died.

Lebanon: New All-Male Government Formed Amidst Continued Wrangling

After almost five months of protracted negotiations and political bickering, Lebanon's Hezballah-led March 8 alliance finally announced a new exclusively male, 30-minister government to be headed by Sunni billionaire Najib...

Peru: Reactions Following Ollanta Humala's Electoral Victory

More than a week following the close victory of nationalist candidate Ollanta Humala in the Peruvian presidential elections, reactions of all sorts continue to arise in the press, blogosphere, and...

Puerto Rico: Barack Obama Visits the Island

Netizens can follow the discussion on US President Barack Obama's flash visit today to Puerto Rico under the hashtags #obamapr and #obamaenpr.

Guinea Bissau: A Step Forward Towards Women's Rights

On June 6, the Parliament of Guinea Bissau passed a bill that forbids female genital mutilation [pt], known as “fanado”. For journalist and blogger Helena Gouveia [pt] “although the law...

Sao Tome and Principe: Hip Hop to Provoke Thought

Abri os olhos São Tomé (Open your eyes Sao Tome) [pt] is an intervention mixed song with “controversial lyrics” by santomean rapper PekaGBoom. On the blog Nação hip Hop (Hip...

Argentina: 25 Years Since the Death of Jorge Luis Borges

June 14, 2011 marks 25 years since the death of Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. Blogger Juan Carlos Lynch pays homage [es] to the author recommending “The Gospel According to...

Chile: Mapuche Demand Compensation for Flooding Caused by Hydroelectric Dam

Indigenous News reports that “More than sixty Mapuche families from Panguipulli are banding together to demand compensation for flooding that occurs on their lands each year caused by a nearby...

Honduras: Policies to Improve Agriculture

“What is the appropriate mix of policies regarding agriculture in Honduras?” asks blogger Jose Falck Zepeda, who then argues that Honduras “need[s] to look for innovative approaches to improve smallholder...

Cuba: Worry About Hunger Striker

“The regime cracked down on him once against after he assumed the posture of NOT ceasing his anti-government activities”: Pedazos de La Isla blogs about the hunger striker Jorge Cervantes...

Cuba: Actress Recognized

Havana Times reports that “Cuba’s coveted National Cinema Award for 2011 was received by actress Eslinda Nuñez.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Planning for an iPhone 4?

“There is no mention of local access to iTunes or the app store and no mention of trinidad or bmobile on the apple website”: TECHTT has the details on the...

China: Lawyer Li Zhuang Released From Prison

One of the defense lawyers in the case against Li Zhuang, the lawyer who has just been released after serving a prison sentence of 1.5 years for defending a mob...

Singapore: Anger Over Mistreatment of Elderly Patient

It’s called Nightingale Nursing Home but it seems some of the nurses there are far removed from the real Florence Nightingale. Singaporeans are shocked and upset after a spy video...

Africa: Should Africa be ruled by monkeys?

4thLetter reacts to a map suggesting that Africa is “ape controled”: “Seriously DC Comics: get a black friend. Male or female, it doesn’t matter, just get one. We’re easy to...

Africa: New Media Tools For Africa's Development

Watch a video showing why New Media tools are so popular and how they can be used to contribute to African development.

Macedonia: Reasons for Protesting

Bloggers from Macedonia consider the historical significance of the current protests against police brutality, in the context of democracy development.

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