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24 June 2011

Stories from 24 June 2011

Barbados: The Warner Effect

Trinidad & Tobago: A Case for Children & Computers

Cuba: Old & Black

Trinidad & Tobago: The CL Financial Letter

Mozambique: The Controversial Basket Against Poverty

In Mozambique, one of the measures proposed by the Government to mitigate the impact of the increases in the cost of living for Mozambicans has generated controversy with citizens. In...

Syria: Blogging Day for Syria

Today marks the 100th day since the protest movement found its foothold in Syria. A 100 days later, more than 1,400 deaths, and three presidential speeches, the protest movement is...

Senegal: Proposed New Election Law Sparks Riots in Dakar

President of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade's, proposed amendment to the Constitution and election law, in anticipation of the presidential elections of 2012, has made a lot of Senegalese angry and sparked...

Myanmar: Bomb Blasts in Three Cities

Three bomb blasts hit three major cities in Myanmar today. No casualties have been reported. Global Voices author Tan translates a few Burmese online reports which give first hand accounts...

Africa: Maker Faire Africa 2011 : Cairo, Egypt

Uruguay: Backstage in TEDx Montevideo

Mexico: Wikinarco.com: Crowdmapping Narco Activity

Paraguay: Photo Essay: The Ovecha Rague Festival

Jamaica: Buju Gets 10 Years

Macedonia: .mk Twitter Republic

Protests continue in Macedonia, as the authorities keep silent about the people's demands of accountability, political responsibility and an end to police brutality. On Sunday, a new symbol was displayed...

A Syrian Solution for North Korea

Colombia: Video Mapping the City to Hip Hop

In just four days, a creative cast of characters got together in the city of Medellin, Colombia, where they set out to produce videos and place them on a map...

Belarus: Police Crack Down on Minsk Protest

RuNet Echo

A non-violent rally in Minsk, organized via a social network, ended up with more than 450 people detained. Arrests, trials and numerous detentions, however, do not appear to have stopped...