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17 August 2011

Stories from 17 August 2011

Pakistan: Killing Of Protesters Enrage People Of Gilgit-Baltistan

Pakistan: Youth Gets Justice After Video of Extra-Judicial Killing Emerged

On June 8, 2011, a 19 year old boy was shot dead at point blank by a Pakistan Rangers personnel in Karachi. Video footage emerged showing that the boy was...

Brazil: Loggers Threaten Government Officials in the Amazon

East Timor: Students Arrested While Supporting West Papua

Cuba: Pablo Milanés’ Voice

Cuba: First Transsexual Marriage Preceded “Gay” Wedding

Haiti: Bishop Kébreau's Political Statement

Jamaica: Marcus Garvey's Birthday

Guyana: Chemical Yellow

Costa Rica's ‘Slut Walk’

Chile: Students Seeking Education Reform Meet with Senate Education Committee

Nicaragua: A Prediction on the Disappearance of Print Newspapers

Russia: 20 Years After the Putsch

Global Voices Partners With Ashoka on Citizen Media Competition

Global Voices is proud to be partnering with Ashoka Changemakers on its ‘Citizen Media Innovation Competition' with Google. Four winners will be awarded US$5,000 each for citizen media projects that...

Russia: Arresting Political Opposition

Ukraine: Closing Window to West

Baltics-Sweden: Twenty Years of Independence

Dominican Republic: Rita Indiana, “Projects Like Mine Owe a Lot to Social Networks and the Internet”

In an interview possible thanks to a collaborative network of bloggers and friends, Dominican songwriter, singer, writer, and performer Rita Indiana talks about her musical identities, artistic multidimensionality, future projects,...

Argentina: Primary Elections and Future Presidential Candidates

On August 14, Argentina held primary elections to select presidential candidates for the upcoming October elections. The current president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, won the absolute majority for re-nomination, obtaining...

Philippines: Tokay Gecko Hunting Craze

In recent months, the hunting of Tokay Geckos has become a craze in the Philippines because of reports that online traders have been buying these lizards for a large amount...