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6 August 2011

Stories from 6 August 2011

Ukraine: US and Russia Condemn Tymoshenko Arrest

Andy Young of Siberian Light reports that for once both Russia and the US stand united on one issue of international relations, namely their common condemnation of the arrest of...

Senegal: Environmentally-Conscious Protesters

Ferloo.com blog hails the civic spirit [fr] of the 23 June Movement protesters (M23) in Dakar : “Under a scorching heat,the place de l'Obélisque demonstrators drank heaps of water as...

Africa : Delicious Peanut

Nadia Khouri-Dagher writes a post on afrik.com [fr] where she praises the peanut, a condiment that has been integrated in most African cuisines: “Senegalese Chicken Mafé, Malian Peanuts Tiguadegue sauce,...

Spain: Journalist Arrested and Demonstrations Restricted

The Spanish protest movement that took thousands to the streets to demand a more democratic system has reached a new stage. The authorities have decided not to allow any more...

Angola: Government Censors News on Massive Fainting Wave

Journalist Orlando Castro, on the blog Alto Hama, criticizes [pt] the decision of the Government of Angola  to arrest a journalist who reported on a massive fainting wave. Some claim...

Cape Verde: Presidential Candidates on Facebook

A group of Capeverdean citizens called Pioneiros de Cabo Verde have created an event on Facebook for the Presidential Elections that will take place on August 7. The event's page...

Japan: Photo Report for Yokohama Triennale 2011

William Andrews from TABlog has a photo report on Yokohama Triennale 2011, “arguably the biggest art event of the year”.

Japan: Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Creative Industry Survey Results

Chris Palmieri published “Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Creative Industry Survey Results” in English and Japanese on the AQ blog, reporting how people who work in the creative industries were affected...

Japan: “Hiroshima Archive” maps testimonials and photographs

Hiroshima Archive is a multilayered resource cataloging the reality of atomic weapons. They use Google Earth to associate geographic information with testimonials and photographs. Their website is in Japanese and...

Lithuania: Mayor in Tank Crushes Illegally Parked Car

The Mayor of Vilnius got fed up of expensive cars getting parked illegally on the bicycle lane. To make his displeasure with this blatant disregard for laws very clear, he...

Ukraine: Commentary on Tymoshenko's Arrest

Foreign Notes, Ukrainiana, and Power&Politics World weigh in on the Aug. 5 arrest of Ukraine's ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko.

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