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31 August 2011

Stories from 31 August 2011

Cambodia’s Sand Pirates

International Blog Day in Latin America

Costa Rica: Bloggers on Anti-Tobacco Law

North Korean Airline Uses Facebook

Colombia: Art NGOs Receive Threat from Paramilitary Group

Egypt: Using Twitter to Help a Cairo Community

7 Billion Actions

After seeing the huge impact of social media on the Egyptian revolution, Egyptian blogger, Mahmoud Salem (@SandMonkey) decided to collaborate with a non-profit organisation, Peace and Plenty, to help them...

Nigeria: The Brain Behind the Nigerian Blog Awards

Behold the face behind the masquerade. Good Nigerian Girl is the brain powering the Nigeria Blogs Awards since 2010. The Nigerian Blog Awards is an annual event that rewards creative...

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Is Mexican Society Violent by Nature?

This summary of our Blog Carnival: Mexico - Citizenry, Violence and Blogs looks at what Mexican bloggers think about their society which is sometimes described as violent by nature. Bloggers...

Global Voices Partners with UNFPA on 7 Billion Actions

7 Billion Actions

This year the world's population will exceed 7 billion people. To mark this milestone, Global Voices has been commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to write a series...

Russia: Chamber of Accounts’ Leak Exposes Significant Financial Violations

Russia: Why We Are Leaving Our Country Behind

RuNet Echo

Recent months have seen a new spin on the topic of emigration that seems to be ever-present in the Russian online space. Several powerful blog posts written by people from...

China: 77-year-old female kneels down, naked, in front of courthouse to protest land grab

China: Real Name Registration Requirement Coming For Weibo?

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