Stories from 3 September 2011
Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli has removed Vice-President Juan Carlos Varela from his post as chancellor, causing a rift the alliance between the country's ruling parties. On Twitter the reactions came fast from interested netizens.
Libya beat Mozambique 1-0 in the African Cup of Nations qualifier, its first victory since the fall of the Muammar Gaddafi regime. Twitter is buzzing with joy as Libyans taste their first win for a free Libya.
Several bloggers reported new demonstrations in Tabriz and Urmia in Iran's Azarbaijan's region on Saturday to call on Iran government to save dying Urmia Lake.
On August 19, 2011, the largest Russophone blogging platform LiveJournal was blocked in Kazakhstan, less than a year after access to it was re-opened in fall of 2010. This intrusion of the state into virtual life, has stirred up the blogosphere.
A number of political activists made a video call to protest against lack of freedom in Angola for today, September 3. The “32 [years] is a lot” video shows faces and names, unlike March's protest against the government of José Eduardo dos Santos, convened anonymously on the internet.
An interactive prison map of Myanmar was created in support of the ‘Free Burma’s Video Journalists’ campaign. The map identifies the locations and gives a brief description of Myanmar’s 43 prisons. Seventeen video journalists for the Democratic Voice of Burma are currently detained.