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8 June 2012

Stories from 8 June 2012

India: The Colonial Bungalows Project

Kiruba Shankar has started a photography project titled Colonial Bungalows, in which century old residential bungalows (British, French and Portuguese) in India will be photographed and documented.

India: Blogger Gets A Take Down Notice For Exposing Corruption

Kracktivist informs that blogger Vidyut Kale of aamjanata.com had received a take down notice for an article being defamatory. In the alleged post the blogger exposed financial corruption of some...

Egypt: 17 Months of Tahrir Square

On flickr, Jonathan Rashad shares images from Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the Egyptian revolution, over the past 17 months.

Egypt: March to End Sexual Harassment Attacked

A march demanding an end to sexual harassment turned ugly when women involved were attacked by a mob of angry men in Tahrir Square today (June 8, 2012). Eye witnesses...

Iran: 1970s Pop Musician Toofan Ataee Dies in Los Angeles

Toofan, sometimes known as 2Fun, the Los Angeles-based Iranian singer of the 1970s, died on Tuesday. Iranians have expressed their sorrow on social networks.

The Evolution of African Social Welfare Systems

The implementation of national social welfare systems is still in its evolutionary phase for many African countries. The achievement of the systems currently in place are discussed by social protection...

Photos of Colossal Churches in South Korea

South Korean churches are being widely criticized for building huge church buildings. One net users posted photos of colossal churches. The church appeared in the last photo has recently created...

Kyrgyzstan: Politician Slams Mini-Skirts and Tracksuits

A conservative MP in Kyrgyzstan has proposed to ban mini-skirts and sportswear in the national parliament building, triggering a debate among the country's netizens. While some netizens support the MP's...

Equatorial Guinea: Dictatorship Seeks Entry in Portuguese Language Community

In July 2012 the Maputo Summit will take place in which a decision will be taken on the possible entry of Equatorial Guinea into the Community of Portuguese Language Countries...

Gabon: Civil Society Leaders Arrested Prior to New York Forum Africa

News website Koaci.com [fr] reports that Marc Ona Essangui, of the civil society organisation ‘Ca suffit comme ça’ (Enough is enough) and other Gabonese activists were arrested this morning in the...

India, Bangladesh: Water Disputes and Teesta River Diplomacy

Longstanding tensions between India and Bangladesh on how best to share river waters have recently come to head in a dispute over the Teesta River that threatens bilateral relations. At...

Armenia, Azerbaijan: Spectre of War in the South Caucasus?

Following clashes on the Line of Contact (LoC) separating Armenian and Azerbaijani forces, South Caucasus Diary ponders the likelihood of war once again breaking out over the disputed territory of...

Zambia: Netizens Speak Out Against Police Brutality

Zambian netizens express their disbelief and anger online over the brutal manner in which Zambian police handled a peaceful demonstration in Lusaka by youths belonging to the opposition United Party...

Armenia, Azerbaijan: Nagorno Karabakh Conflict Resumes… On Twitter

In war, as the old saying goes, the first casualty is always the truth. This is particularly true in the South Caucasus where the media in Armenia and Azerbaijan more...

China: An interview with Chinese Cartoon Satirist

Tom from Seeing Red in China interviewed Chinese Cartoon Satirist, Crazy Crab of Hexie Farm on his political cartoons.

Ukraine: “Friendly” Euro 2012 Grassroots Initiatives

These “friendly” grassroots initiatives are meant for those football fans who are traveling to Ukraine for Euro 2012, which begins today: Friendly Ukraine, an umbrella “community of friendly and hospitable...

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