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11 June 2012

Stories from 11 June 2012

Bulgaria: “Victim of Beauty” – or Violence Disguised as Fashion

12 Magazine, a fashion publication, ran a series of ad images [bg] of women disguised as having been victims of harsh violence – with this warning: “[…] Images are not...

Russia: United Russia Deputy Wants to Sue Navalny for 60 Billion Rubles

Latest developments about wider crackdowns on the Russian protest movement and other campaigns specifically targeting the country's number one blogger.

India: Photos Of Indibloggers Meet

Indian Homemaker posts lots of photos of the Dove All Women's IndiBlogger Meet at New Delhi held on 10th of June, 2012.

Pakistan: The Kohistan Story Of Honor Killing of 5 Girls Gets Complicated

Omair Alavi provides the latest updates on the story of honor killing of 5 girls in Kohistan and questions the media's role in the whole debacle.

Sri Lanka: 900 Young Men Take a Stand Against Harassment of Women

Sri Lanka Unites blog informs about a campaign titled S.H.O.W (Stop Harassment of Women) You Care which plans to engage nine hundred young men to travel on the busiest bus...

India: Aamir Khan's TV Show Stirs Up Social Issues

A new Indian TV talk show titled Satyamev Jayate (Truth Alone Prevails) hosted by Bollywood actor and filmmaker Aamir Khan is bringing up and debating taboo and sensational social issues...

Chile: Chileno.co.uk, Blogging about Chile from the UK

Chileno.co.uk is a Chilean blog written mostly in English. Among its content you can find original interviews with prominent Chileans, like film director Andres Wood, and bands like The Ganjas...

South Africa: No Pain, No Gain

Learn about No Pain, No Gain campaign in South Africa: “SANGONeT's Executive Director, David Barnard, will run 750km across three deserts on three continents in 2012 in celebration of SANGONeT's...

Egypt: Tweet to Cheat in High School

Social media is being used to leak high school examination questions, say Egyptian bloggers. The same media that has been credited for fueling the Arab revolutions is now being accused...

Video: WITNESS Series on How to Film Protests

WITNESS has published a series of videos on How to Film Protests, meant as guidelines to ensure that the video documentation serves as evidence of the events for advocacy purposes...

Peru: Conflict in Espinar Creates Rift in Ruling Party

On June 4, the conflict between the Espinar community and the mining company Xstrata Copper took a toll on Peru's ruling party with the resignation of officialist congresswoman Veronika Mendoza,...

Germany: Anti-ACTA Rally in Berlin – Signal to Politicians, Reminder to Citizens

"Don’t forget to be against ACTA" – with these half-humorous words organisers of the anti-ACTA protest closed the demonstration that took place on June 9 in Berlin. Kasia Odrozek reports.

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