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12 June 2012

Stories from 12 June 2012

Cuba: Bloggers Rally Around Beaten Dissident

Bloggers from the Cuban diaspora are concerned about the reported beating and detainment of dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez, more popularly known as Antunez, after he testified via teleconference at...

Colombia: Conflicting Reactions Following Release of French Journalist Roméo Langlois

The French journalist Roméo Langlois was released on May 30, after having been held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for a month. The journalist's statements after his...

Trinidad & Tobago: Message to “Sir Viv”

B.C. Pires shares his take on cricketer Denesh Ramdin’s message to former West Indies captain-turned sports commentator, Sir Vivian Richards: “If a player holds up a piece of paper to...

Panama: Hoping for a Historic World Cup Qualification

Panama has had a great start in the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2014 Brazil World Cup and now Panamanians are beginning to dream, using Twitter to show their hope and...

Prominent AIDS/HIV Doctor-Activist Kicked out of China

Deanna Dong from Tea Leaves Nation blogs about Chinese micro-bloggers’ comments on the leaving of prominent doctor-activist Dr. Lu Guogan, whose non-profit AIDS/HIV clinic in Guangxi province was recently shut...

Experience with China Post

Tom from Seeing Red in China has written an interesting post on his experience with China Post.

Yemen: $audi Influence Explained

The influence of Yemen's rich and powerful neighbor on it's internal affairs is no secret. Saudi Arabia's interference has been felt among Yemenis for decades. Now Yemenis have a list...

Mexico: Are Presidential Candidates Considering the Indigenous Vote?

With less than a month left before Mexicans go to the polls to vote for their next president, Katya Albiter from Vivir México [es] wonders about the indigenous vote. She...

Iran: Jailed lawyer plays with her son

In social networking websites Iranian users are sharing a video footage of jailed lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, when she tries to play with her 4 years old son through a cabin...

Palestine: Gaza's Terrorist Chickens Trend on Twitter

On June 5, an Israeli airstrike hit a poultry farm in the southern Gaza Strip, ending the lives of dozens of cackling chickens. In response to this attack, Twitter users...

Brazil: Satirical Blog ‘Falha’ Summarizes Censorship Case in Video

Brazilian journalist Lino Bocchini recorded [pt] a 2 minute video that summarizes the case of  the satirical blog Falha de São Paulo. Falha was censored and sued by the newspaper...

Baidu Map's Story about China

China Beat has captured a number of Chinese biggest search engine's map search results, which tell an interesting story about China – strong state, strong capital, weak social.

Kyrgyzstan: Rap Song Stokes Ethnic Hostility on Anniversary of Clashes

As Kyrgyzstan marks the second anniversary of the June 2010 events, a new rap song is stoking tension in Osh, a southern city which was the epicenter of the ethnic...

Yemen: Famine

Lebanese Ramy Zurayk writes about the famine facing Yemen.

Jordan: Punish Rapists

Jordanian Mohammad Al Qaq, at Khobbeizeh, calls for no leniency in the punishment of rapists.

Egypt: A Legal Tangle

The Arabist sheds light on a legal tangle in Egypt, which could force fresh presidential elections. “All of this is to say that the situation is extremely confusing […] the...

Egypt: The Ultra's Song

Egyptian blogger Mostafa Hussein shares a video featuring a song by the Ahli football club supporters The Ultras on current events in Egypt.

Egypt: Recognising Catastrophe

Writing from Egypt, Maryanne Stroud Gabbani shares her thoughts on the Egyptian presidential elections here. “I wish I could really say that I've gained some understanding of what is happening...

Egypt: Presidential Candidates from Outer Space

Zeinobia, from Egyptian Chronicles, discusses the Egyptian presidential elections runoffs and how both candidates are related to “outer space” in this post.

Bahrain: Free Ebrahim Sharif

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif expresses his views on opposition leader Ebrahim Sharif, who is in jail. “I feel so powerless and so ashamed of what is happening here. Especially...

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