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6 June 2012

Stories from 6 June 2012

India: Less Trees Prompt A Boiling Urban Summer

Pakistan: Exploding Population And Depleting Resources

Pakistan: Suspected Honor Killing of Five Girls for Celebrating with Boys

Five girls are reported to have been killed in Kohistan, Pakistan, for dancing and listening to music in the presence of boys at a marriage celebration after being convicted by...

Iran: “Pepsi-Cola advertisement on the moon”

Bahrain: Twitter User Investigated for Tweet

Bangladesh: Journalists Advised to Stay Away From Police

The year 2012 has particularly been a bad year for Bangladeshi journalists. A number of them were subjected to police brutality while on duty, violently assaulted and even murdered by...

Bahrain: Activist Nabeel Rajab Arrested Over Tweets

Yemen: The Sheikh, Women and the NYT

Yemeni netizens are enraged by Sheikh Hamid Al-Ahmar, a member of Al Islah’s political leadership, who allegedly made an offensive statement regarding Yemeni revolutionary women to the New York Times....

Tajikistan: Lawyers Use Blogs to Provide Legal Advice

Kenya: Digital Activists Fight Corruption Online

I Paid a Bribe is an initiative of Kenyan anti-corruption activists fighting corruption in Kenya using the new technologies. I Paid a Bribe, modeled after India's anti-corruption portal (IPAB), is...

Honduras: Human Rights Delegation Blogs Findings

Spain: “Occupying” the Banks on the Street and the Net

The bailout of Bankia could cost 23,000 million euros but the governing politicians and the managers of Bankia do not seem interested in holding those responsible accountable. In the face...

Macedonia: One Year Since the Murder of Martin Neshkovski

Brazil: Magazine Gives Homeless People a Chance

Ocas Magazine, handed out on the streets of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro since 2002, is one such publication that contains information that sets it apart from the mainstream...

China: Forgiving the Tiananmen Massacre Murderers?

While more than 180,000 people attended the annual candlelight vigil on June 4, in Hong Kong for China's June 4th incident (Tiananmen Square protests), exiled former student leader Chai Ling...

Zambia Fixes Maize Price Again, Flustering World Bank

Increases in the price of maize, a staple food of Zambia, has previously led citizens to riot and even stage a government coup. Despite warnings from the World Bank that...

Saudi Arabia: Moral Courage to Speak Up

Ukraine: A Roma Camp Burned Down in Kyiv

Kenya: Urban Gardening Taking Root

In Kenya, city dwellers are learning different techniques to grow food for consumption and sale even in reduced spaces. For people with low or no income, urban gardening may be...

Afghanistan: Girls Poisoned for Attending School

Although a ban on education for girls and women in Afghanistan was lifted after the fall of the Taliban in 2001, female students continue being targeted by fundamentalists for attending...

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