Stories from 4 June 2012
Teeth Maestro reports that Ali Kapadia, a Pakistani filmmaker, has recently started a film project which talks about Peace between Pakistan and India.
Elijah Hoole looks at the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka from a different angle. The blogger thinks that a perfect reconciliation process should entail work towards building or rather restoring inter-ethnic relationships and making people care for each other.
Todd Miller, from the NACLA (North American Congress on Latin America) blog Border Wars, shares a photo essay titled “A Long and Silent Border War” which documents his 4-month long trip “on the U.S. southern border travelling between Arizona and Texas.”
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 his accomplishments.
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 sack a group of students who held a voluntary week to clean the faculty. That decision was met with disappointment by their colleagues, who considered it as a threat to all medicine students and an offense to them. Ahmed Jeddou reviews the situation, in this post originally written in Arabic.
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, Members of Parliament and government officials seem to be having serious challenges meeting the people's various, and often exaggerated, expectations.
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.
Harsavor (Donkey Rider) explains [ru] why there are not many bloggers in Tajikistan. Most of the country's young people – the group that typically runs blogs – either work abroad or live in rural areas without internet access. And those who live in the cities and have access to the...
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Mozambican journalist Hermínio José Doce has been tweeting a train journey in southern Mozambique. His photos document the way charcoal vendors arrive in the city of Maputo, supplying residents with cooking fuel.
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 between 2002-2005.
A new movement, “Stay in Europe” [el], aims to gather all Greek citizens who want Greece to remain in the Eurozone and European Union in a big demonstration in front of Syntagma Square in Athens one week before elections (June, 10, 2012). The movement has started an online campaign calling all people, regardless...