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24 July 2011

Stories from 24 July 2011

Philippines: Planking Against Education Cuts

Thousands of students in the Philippines took to the streets on July 19 to demand a higher budget for education from President Noynoy Aquino. The protesting students used the latest...

Turkey: Ethnic Tension Rises Further as Street Clashes Erupt in Istanbul

In the aftermath clashes between army and separatist Kurdish PKK militants earlier this month, ethnic tension in Turkey continues to grow. Marches in the Zeytinburnu district of Istanbul broke out...

Norway: A Firsthand Account of the Massacre in Utøya

Prableen Kaur, a 23-year old local politician and youth leader from Oslo, has blogged a firsthand account of what she did to survive when a fanatic killer opened fire on...

Ukraine: Parallels to Khodorkovsky Case

Norway: The Online Traces of a Mass Murderer

Bloggers and journalists in Norway and abroad continue to look for any online traces of murder suspect Anders Behring Breivik in hopes that it could help explain his actions on...

Colombia: 201 Years of Independence

As we announced in a recent post, Colombia commemorated its day of independence this past July 20. The Internet, as expected, was the scene of many opinions and events that...

Egypt: Clashes in Abbasseya

On July 23, Egyptian demonstrators marched from Tahrir Square to the Ministry of Defense demanding the stoppage of military trials for civilians, the trial of Mubarak and his former regime,...

Malawi: Interview With Frederick Bvalani, Creator of Malawi Fuel Watch

Global Voices' Steve Sharra talks to Frederick Bvalani, the creator of Malawi Fuel Watch Facebook page. Malawian netizens use the page to inform each other about where they can find...

Guinea: Guinean Music Mourns Manfila Kanté

Russia: Questioning Emigration

China: Outrage at High-Speed Train Crash

Saudi Arabia: The Marriage of #Tabukgirl

Mona Kareem brings us the tale of #Tabukgirl and how this controversial story about a young girl being forcibly wed to a 60-year old man has sparked a strong response...

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