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8 June 2012

Stories from 8 June 2012

India: The Colonial Bungalows Project

India: Blogger Gets A Take Down Notice For Exposing Corruption

Egypt: 17 Months of Tahrir Square

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

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

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?

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

Ukraine: “Friendly” Euro 2012 Grassroots Initiatives

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