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23 June 2012

Stories from 23 June 2012

Peru: Amazonian Indigenous Communities Protest Against Oil Pollution

The announcement that hydrocarbon reserves currently used for oil drilling will be put up for auction has put the people of the indigenous communities of the Pastaza river, in the...

Sudan: Protests Trigger Arrest of Twitter Activists

Wide protests in Sudan on Friday led to the crackdown of many Sudanese activists, including prominent Twitter personalities.

Guyana: Race Relations

Trinidad & Tobago: Bloggers Discuss Warner & Cabinet Reshuffle

The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has been alluding to some major changes in government ministers' portfolios for some time now; last night, details of her Cabinet reshuffle finally...

Greece: Flash Opera in Metro Station

Zambia: Will Zambia Score Boardroom Victory Against Sudan?

Zambian netizens have been hoping and praying for a boardroom victory against Sudan from the time it became known that Sudan, which beat Zambia 2-0 in a world cup qualifying...

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Pakistan: Puns and Pokes at New Prime Minister

Social media has been abuzz with puns and pokes at Pakistan's new Prime Minister calling him 'Raja Rental' and the new 'Crime Minister'. He was previously in charge of the...

Hong Kong: Leading English Newspaper Turns Red?

A series of recently leaked email exchanges between the chief editor and sub-editor of a leading English newspaper in Hong Kong, regarding the coverage of mainland Chinese political activist Li...

Sudan: “Police Denies Use of Bullets; All Injuries are Imaginary”

Sudanese officials are repeating the all too familiar ‘lies' Arab officials have been telling us since the beginning of the so-called Arab Spring in December 2010. Protests are contained, they...

Egypt: The Beer and the State

China: NGOs Struggle Under the ‘Big Government’

A TV host's comment on the Hunan education authority's uncooperative attitude towards a rural teacher training program has turned into a national debate on whether or not the Chinese NGOs...

Tajikistan: Dushanbe Zoo, from Different Angles

Tajikistan: Blogger Translates Mobile Games into Tajik

Hungary: New Freedom of Information Tool

Belarus: Views From the Ground

RuNet Echo

Below is a selection of some "views from the ground" - recent posts by Belarusian bloggers about the situation in the country and what it is like for ordinary people...