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20 August 2011

Stories from 20 August 2011

Nepal: Salary Hike For The VVIPs

Bangladesh: Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior Starts A New Mission

India: Yet Another Name Change

Iran: Regime called Google+ dangerous

Colombia: Football Federation Rejects ‘Bolillo’ Gómez's Resignation as Head Coach

The Colombian Football Federation has rejected the resignation of Hernán Darío Gómez (‘Bolillo’) as head coach of the national football team which he presented after hitting a woman. On social...

Somalia: Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan In Mogadishu

Spain: Brutal Police Repression Against Journalists Covering “Secular March”

Pope Benedicto XVI's recent visit to Spain sparked a civil "Secular March" in protest against the use of public funds for religious acts in a secular state. The encounters between...

Ukraine: 47,000 Doctor Vacancies

Ukraine: 20 Years of Independence

Rwanda: Interacting With the Tweeting President

Global Voices Author Gershom Ndhlovu interacts with Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Twitter. Kagame’s Twitter exchange with netizens puts him far ahead of his contemporary African leaders.

North Korea: Kim Jong-il's Yachting Holiday

North Korea: Speculation Looms over Kim Jong-il's Visit to Russia

Brazil: Construction Starts on Controversial Belo Monte Dam

Despite the protesting voices of indigenous populations and traditional settlers of Volta Grande do Xingu region, construction on Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric plant has begun. Protests against the project will...

Filmcamp Laos 2011

East Timor: Liberalizing the Telecommunication Industry

We survived a day in China

East Timor: Changing Family Ties

Brunei: Promoting Health Consciousness Online

Indonesia: Free Cell Phone for Migrant Workers

Indonesia: Prison Situation