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9 July 2011

Stories from 9 July 2011

Syria: Bloggers Rally for Anas Maarawi

Anas Maarawi is the latest Syrian blogger to have been imprisoned. He was detained on Friday July 1, 2011, in his neighborhood of Kafarsouseh in Damascus, and nothing has been...

Angola: Human Rights Activist “Partially” Released

The Angolan human rights activist Agostinho Chicaia has been released from jail, though he is “still without his passport, thus unable to go back home”, reports [pt] the blog Branqkituma....

Lithuania: Emigration Problems

With a Grain of Druska writes about Lithuania's worsening demographic situation: “[…] Population has decreased about 19 per cent (the same as if 62.3 million US citizens left the U.S.A.)....

Malaysia: Bersih Rally on Social Media

More than 1,400 people were arrested by the police in today’s Bersih 2.0 rally which was organized to push for electoral reforms in Malaysia. Police used teargas to disperse a...

Hungary: Public Media Job Cuts

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the staff cuts at the three Hungarian public media outlets: “My understanding is that the two television stations [MTV and Dune TV] and Magyar Rádió have...

Macedonia: Singer Shakira and Local Political Propaganda

Razvigor :-) reports that several Macedonian pro-government media outlets have “revived an old Internet hoax about supposed Macedonian roots of global music star Shakira in order to provide more air...

Greece: Journalist suffers total hearing loss from police brutality

Greek journalist Manolis Kypraios has suffered total hearing loss from injuries sustained while photographing the general strike protests of June 15, 2011 in Athens, Greece. In his testimony [el] posted on Exandas...

Chile: Former Presidential Candidate Accused of ‘Enslaving’ Employees

Chilean television network Canal 13 has aired a documentary in its program 'Contacto' in which they denounce the bad conditions in which Paraguayan immigrants work in former presidential candidate Francisco...

India: The Impact Of Money Laundering In Swiss Banks

Sharvi Mewada at Youth Ki Awaaz talks about the impact of laundering out black money from India to foreign banks, especially Swiss banks.

Pakistan: Violence In Karachi

Kashif Aziz at Chowrangi writes about the recent wave of political killings and arson in Karachi, which has left more than 100 people dead in last 4 days. The blogger...

Sri Lanka: Wild Animals Get Their Own Hospital

Malaka Rodrigo at Window To Nature informs that a hospital for animals, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka, has been set up in Hiyare Forest Reserve by the...

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