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7 June 2012

Stories from 7 June 2012

France: Interview with Pirate Party candidates

Framablog posts a long interview [fr] with 3 candidates from the Pirate Party for the upcoming French parliamentary elections of June 10/17. They explain their ideas about Internet freedom and a new way of doing...

Mexico: Netizens Weigh in on Documentary “Gimme The Power”

Mexicans weigh in on a politically charged documentary about the rock band Molotov. The film was released on Friday, June 1, 2012, exactly one month before the presidential elections.

Cuba: Economic Deja Vu?

A few Cuban bloggers have been voicing their economic concerns - and wondering whether the island's recent reforms, some of which include a more open approach to self-employment - could...

Nepal: The Kathmandu Project

Lex Limbu highlights a photography project of Surendra Lawoti, which will try to record the landscape of the Kathmandu valley in transformation.

Trinidad & Tobago: Open Letter

The members of CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Network signed an open letter to Senator Verna St. Rose Greaves, Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development in Trinidad & Tobago,  praising her...

Trinidad & Tobago: The People & the Prado

“The Audi people must be thanking their good fortune that politicians and their stooges prefer Toyota”: aka_lol explains “why Prados now suck”.

Jamaica, Guyana: Remembering Martin Carter

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp pays tribute to the late Guyanese poet Martin Carter on his birthday: “Carter’s hope was not a small flame, but a furnace. His poems endure because...

Catfight Between China and the US Over Air Quality

The Chinese authority is unhappy about the monitoring of air quality by foreign consulates and embassies, while the U.S suggests China to do the same thing and check upon the...

Caribbean: Photographic Perspectives

Fanm Kanson Network highlights the work of two photographers, one of whom has done work in Cuba and the other who has filmed extensively in Haiti.

Myanmar: Concern About Inflation

Netizens expressed[my] their concern about inflation with the release of 10000 kyats note after the formal announcement[my] of the Myanmar government.

Myanmar: Revenge Killing After Girl Was Raped

Spring Flowers wrote [my] about the senselessness of revenge when vigilantes killed 9 Muslims during a bus attack in western Rakhine, Myanmar after a Rakhine girl was raped and killed...

Cambodia: No Surprise During Commune Elections

Cambodia's commune elections turned out to be peaceful and only few irregularities were reported. Online tools were used for the first time to spread information about the voting system. Netizens...

Greece: Inspiration Behind the Shocking ‘Modern Maenad’ Photo

A photo showing a young naked woman, a modern Maenad (a mythological female follower of Dionysus) bleeding from her navel and holding in her hands like a newborn baby, the...

China: Gmail Users Warned of State-Sponsored Attacks

Samuel Wade from China Digital Time translated some Chinese netizens’ response to Google warning of state-sponsored attack of their gmail account.

South Korea: Broadcasters Strike's Leadership

The Court dismissed warrant requests filed against union workers of South Korea's one of the largest network TV, MBC for leading an indefinite strike against the company president and its...

Spain: Crowdfunding Against the Impunity of the Banks

In view of the indifference of the government and the district attorney’s office to investigate the management of Bankia by it's ex chairman, Rodrigo Rato, people in Spain raised money...

Hong Kong: Brianwashing Education

Dictionary of political incorrectness showed some examples of the elementary education curriculum in Hong Kong, highlighting their brian washing function.

Foreigners In China

The Xenophobia drama mostly happened in Social Media such as Sina Weibo in China. Dan Harris from China Law Blog quotes from some foreigner bloggers about laowai's everyday life in...

USA: Walters Art Museum Collection Online

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, US, has published more than 19,000 images from its collection in the Wikimedia Commons thus putting them under a creative-commons license. The museum...

Saudi Arabia: “Release Our Detainees or Put Them on Trial!”

The families of Saudi political detainees held a protest inside two shopping centres in the capital Riyadh, calling upon the government to release their relatives or put them on trial...

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