3 July 2011

Stories from 3 July 2011

Bangladesh: Bloggers Arrested While Protesting Against Energy Deal

  3 July 2011

Netizens in Bangladesh are raging with anger as for the first time in the country bloggers and online activists among other protesters were arrested while striking in protest of a recent Production Sharing Contract (PSC) between the Bangladesh government and United States energy giant ConocoPhillips for deep sea gas exploration.

Brazil: Blogger Threatened to Death

  3 July 2011

Celso Lungaretti denounces [pt] death threats against Antuérpio Pettersen Filho, who leads the Brazilian Association of Individual and Citizenship Defense and edits the online newspaper Grito Cidadão (Citizen Cry) [pt]. Filho's denouncements on alleged connections between the former chief of Civil Police, Julio César Oliveira Silva, with a Death Squad...

Social Media Day PTY in Panama

  3 July 2011

Social Media Day PTY gathered hundreds of Panamanian social network users. Ariel Moreno participated in the event and shares how the day was celebrated in Panama.

Liberia: Truth and Reconciliation Commission at a Standstill

  3 July 2011

Sylvio Combey comments [fr] on his blog: “Liberia established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to shed light on the acts of violence committed [from the 1970s to the 1990s]. But President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf herself  is mentioned in the final report, which has yet to be adopted.”    

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