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4 June 2012

Stories from 4 June 2012

India, Pakistan: A New Peace Film Project

Sri Lanka: Towards The Perfect Reconciliation

Mexico, USA: A Photo Essay on “A Long and Silent Border War”

Turkmenistan: The Karate-Chopping, Record-Breaking President

In Turkmenistan, the state-controlled media tirelessly praise President Berdimuhamedov and the 'achievements'. Many Turkmens use news forums and social media to say what they really think about their leader and...

Mauritania: Students Sacked because of Activism

The story of the expulsion of students from Nouakchott University due to their activism has resurfaced, this time following a decision by the disciplinary council at the Medicine Faculty to...

Tunisia: Netizens Voice Frustration Over Slow Legislature

Tunisian netizens are turning to their keyboards and touch screens to voice their frustration with the performance of their representatives at the country's Constituent Assembly. Six months after their election,...

South Korea: Court Upholds Military Ban on “Subversive” Books

A South Korean court has upheld a Ministry of Defense ban in the army on 23 books labeled as "subversive", fueling public worries for the protection of free speech.

Tajikistan: Why There Aren't Many Bloggers in the Country

Global Voices Podcast: Storytime in Poetry and Literature

In this edition, we’re talking about literature and publishing. You’ll hear some good old fashioned interviews with well-read members of the Global Voices team as well as readings of original...

Mozambique: A train journey tweeted in photos

Mexico, USA: Who Will Pay the Price for Wal-Mart's Corruption?

One of the largest corporations in the world, Walmart, is taking a hit after evidence surfaced that their Mexican subsidiary paid $24 million US dollars of bribes to Mexican officials...

Greece: “Stay in Europe” Movement

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