10 June 2012

Stories from 10 June 2012

Colombia: Governor of Antioquia Denounces Death Threats

  10 June 2012

On June 7, during a press conference via Twitcam, Governor Sergio Fajardo of Antioquia announced [es] that his security is at risk. Authorities told him on Saturday, June 2, that someone “wants to kill you”. Fajardo said that intelligence services have taken action and that an investigation is underway. The governor's...

Iran: #RememberIran in election anniversary

  10 June 2012

Iranian users in Twitter are sharing their ideas, memories, and feelings about Iranian 10th presidential election in June 2009, which resulted in protests called The Green Movement under the hash-tag #RememberIran. There are some tweets reminding that two protests leaders have been under house arrest for 480 days.

Brazil: Deeper Media Coverage of Belo Monte Dam Needed

  10 June 2012

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 unclear how well circulated the concerns of those to be directly affected - the river-dwellers, 'caboclos' and indigenous peoples - by what some have labeled 'pharaonic' construction work.

Peru: Violence on Sixth Day of Cajamarca Strike

  10 June 2012

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 organizations had agreed to an indefinite strike starting May 31.

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

  10 June 2012

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 them use media across mobile and web technology to impact Africans.

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 at 6pm, a clear stand against increasing sexual harassment female protesters suffer. Rayna S. gathers reactions after the protest was attacked.

Vietnam: Mysterious Disease Caused by Mining?

  10 June 2012

Adam Bray visits the Ba To District, Quang Ngai Province in central Vietnam to investigate a mysterious disease which has spread in the area. The author asks if the disease is linked to mining activities in the province.

Uzbekistan: Blogger Makes Skype Accessible to Uzbek Speakers

Uzbek blogger Gulasal Kamalova has translated [ru] Skype software application into Uzbek. Kamalova explains [ru] that she did the translation in order to make Skype – a service that connects millions of users around the world via Internet-based telephony and video – accessible to people who speak no other language but Uzbek.

Myanmar: Rakhine Villages Attacked

  10 June 2012

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 groups in the country.

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