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23 June 2011

Stories from 23 June 2011

Europe: “Greek Drama Doesn't Transcend Hellenic Borders”

Russia: Rodric Braithwaite's “Afgantsy”

Balkans: Ratko Mladic and Justice

India: Feed A Kid Every Saturday

Croatia: EU Membership Approval

On June 10, 2011, Croatia was cleared to become the newest member state of the European Union. There is still a long road before Croatians are officially a part of...

Syria: “It Feels as if Syria is Two Countries – With Two Different Realities”

CNN has officially been granted access to Syria and Arwa Damon is tweeting from Damascus, three months after protests calling for the overthrow of the Assad regime started. Syria has...

Peru: Beyond Politics: ‘Chelita’, Chicharrón and Chess

There is a lot more going on in Peru besides elections. The death of a beloved actress, and the country's gastronomy and achievements in sports have also been noted in...

Ukraine: Hanna Sinkova's Case; Yanukovych's Prejudicial Comments

Slut Walk is Besharmi Morcha in India

Slut Walk, a fresh feminist movement that originated from Toronto Canada, and had been taking rounds of various western cities, is now coming to New Delhi, the Indian capital. Amidst...

Russia: Yelena Bonner, Andrei Sakharov's Widow, Dies

Syria: “We Support Bashar and Want the World to Leave us Alone”

Do all Syrians hate Bashar Al Assad and his regime? An accusation that our coverage of the Syrian "revolution" at Global Voices Online has been one-sided, has sent us on...

Russia: Fire at Toxic Waste Disposal Site Near St. Petersburg

Zambia: Chiluba Funeral Donation Call Raises Eyebrows

Zambian netizens have received an appeal by their government to donate money towards an estimated US$1 million of funeral costs for the late former president Frederick Chiluba with incredulity, considering...

Peru: Women in Iquitos Protest High Levels of Aluminum in Water

Macedonia: How the Protests Started

El Salvador: Price of Corn Triples in a Little Over a Year

Nicaragua: A Social Debt with the Countryside

Macedonia: Spreading the Word About the Protests, in Spanish

Egypt: A Decade of Street Activism Discussed at Tweet Nadwa

In what is set to become a weekly event, Egyptian Twitter users gathered once again for a second round of their twitter-simulating discussions known as Tweet Nadwa [ar] (forum) to...

Myanmar: Labour registration form