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10 June 2012

Stories from 10 June 2012

Cuba: Symposium Against Homophobia, for Inclusion and Diversity

In Cuba, since 2008, a symposium against homophobia has been held in May with activities against all types of discrimination related to gender identity and sexual orientation. As expected, the...

Colombia: Governor of Antioquia Denounces Death Threats

Nepal: Protest of the Opposition Parties in Kathmandu

Nepal: The Confusion With MRP

Iran: #RememberIran in election anniversary

Brazil: Deeper Media Coverage of Belo Monte Dam Needed

A lot of information is shared daily around the world about controversy surrounding the construction of the Belo Monte dam in the Amazon. At the same time, however, it is...

Peru: Violence on Sixth Day of Cajamarca Strike

Media and citizen reporting on violence in Cajamarca on the sixth day of the strike against mining activity and the Conga project. As we reported previously at Global Voices, various...

Egypt: Is Mubarak Dead?

Is ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak dead? This question is being raised on social networking sites for the umpteenth time. Here is how Twitter users reacted to the latest rumours.

Kenya: The State of Social Media

Collins Mbalo speaks with Mark Kaigwa Mark about the state of social media in Kenya. Mark is a Kenyan communications consultant working with brands, businesses and nonprofits across Africa helping...

Egypt: Sexual Harassment as a Weapon Against Dissent?

June 8 was “Determination Friday” in Cairo, and people gathered at Tahrir Square in protest against verdicts from former president Mubarak trial. Fewer remained for the anti-sexual harassment protest starting...

Myanmar: Who Started the Tension in Arakan State?

Vietnam: Mysterious Disease Caused by Mining?

Vietnam: Vanishing Green Space in Ho Chi Minh City

Oman: Arrests of Rights Activists Continue

Human Rights activists in Oman are being targeted by authorities amid world silence. Omanis take to their keyboards the keep their struggle alive, writes Mona Kareem, who brings us the...

Uzbekistan: Blogger Makes Skype Accessible to Uzbek Speakers

Myanmar: Department of Historical Research Website

Myanmar: Rakhine Villages Attacked

Tensions are running high in the Rakhine area of Myanmar after a series of violent incidents. Netizens have criticized 'inaccurate' Western media reporting, which highlighted the continuing tension among ethnic...

Tajikistan: After Being Banned, ‘The Dictator’ Movie Goes Viral

After the new spoof blockbuster, 'The Dictator', was banned in Tajikistan, it has become one of the most searched for movies in the country's pirate-DVD shops. Tajik netizens believe that...

Poland: Obama's “Polish Death Camp” Gaffe Causes Controversy

In the last days of May, a storm of controversy struck the Polish public opinion when the US President Barack Obama used the expression "a Polish death camp" rather than...

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