19 June 2011

Stories from 19 June 2011

Brazil: “SlutWalk” Throughout the Country in Images

  19 June 2011

Holding banners, posters and mottos, "sluts" from cities throughout Brazil rocked the streets and made the society think about gender opression. The movement is inspired by the SlutWalk in Canada last April, to stop exploitation of the female body and the culpability of women for being sexually assaulted.

Venezuela: Arguments For and Against the Smoking Ban

  19 June 2011

It is no secret that smokers and non-smokers argue over issues regarding health, air and the freedom of choice. However, many people have used different modes of citizen media to comment, protest and debate the reasons behind the Venezuelan government's recent introduction of a new anti-tobacco law, which had been repealed in February.

India: Failure Of Democracy

  19 June 2011

Atanu Dey thinks that democracy is failing in India and things must change. The blogger comments: “the change has to come from a section of the population that has the capacity to appreciate the need for change and the ability to organize themselves into a voting block”.

China: Attack on a #netfreedom Blogger

  19 June 2011

For all the talk of Internet freedom, little of it takes into account the bleaker reality of inhabiting Chinese cyberspace. Influential tech blogger William Long addresses this with a post criticizing the destructive bent to China's hacker communities, which then brought on a multi-front attack against Long.

Zambia: Netizens Shocked by Death of Former President

  19 June 2011

Zambian netizens were shocked to wake up on the morning of Saturday June 18, to the news that Zambia’s second president Frederick Chiluba had passed away. Whatever the views on the death of Chiluba, it closes a political chapter in which the country's citizens regained their social, political and economic freedoms.

Nigeria: On an Explosive Projectile?

  19 June 2011

It was like a Nollywood premier, but this time there were neither props nor digital effects. Nigeria has joined nations under terrorist threats following the bomb explosion that pierced the Nigerian Police HQ in Abuja on June 16.

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