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22 June 2011

Stories from 22 June 2011

Global Voices Co-Founder to Head MIT's Center for Civic Media

Global Voices co-founder and and long time fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Ethan Zuckerman, has been named director of MIT's Civic Media Center in Cambridge,...

Nepal: High Hopes For Youth Based Movement

Bangladesh: Rumana Manzur – A Grim Reminder of Domestic Violence

On 5 June, 2011, Rumana Manzur, an Assistant Professor at the Dhaka University, became the victim of a horrific case of domestic violence when she was brutally attacked by her...

Bahrain: Opposition Leaders Sentenced to Jail

Opposition movements in Bahrain suffered a blow today after the military court, or National Security Court as it is called in Bahrain, sentenced 21 opposition figures to jail. Eight of...

Zambia: Violence at Chiluba's Funeral Gathering

Zambia’s second President, Frederick Chiluba is every bit as controversial in death as he was alive. Chiluba’s funeral wake, a tradition in Zambia where mourners gather from the day a...

Haiti: The Other Side of the Martelly Story

Trinidad & Tobago: Markets & Monasteries

Jamaica: Bob's Legacy

Argentina: The Flag Day Ceremony and Cristina Fernández's Bid for Re-Election

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was the only speaker during the Flag Day ceremony in Argentina, an event celebrated every June 20; a patriotic holiday full of Argentine and political...

Panama: Politics, Football and Conspiracy Theories

Guatemala: Families in Quiché Benefit from ‘Maya Food Security Programme’

Argentina: Cristina Fernández Announces Re-Election Bid

Slovakia, Poland: (Mis)Understanding the Euro Experience

According to a recent poll, the majority of Poles are against joining the Eurozone. One of the reasons may be their (mis)understanding of the Slovak experience.

Cannibalism In North Korea, Smuggled Documents Reveal

Korea: Blogger Touring Tense Border Area

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