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24 June 2012

Stories from 24 June 2012

South Korea: Broadcasters’ Battle for Fair Journalism Continues

In South Korea, an indefinite strike by broadcasters has continued for almost five months in the nation's largest TV network, MBC. Journalists and producers are urging the company president to...

Brazil: Anti-Corruption Bill Revoked

Brazil: Second Round of Occupy Belo Monte Started

Puerto Rico: Artist Nora Maité Nieves

Puerto Rico: Impunity Island

Puerto Rico: Goodbye, Mara Negrón

Egypt: The New President of Egypt is Mohamed Morsi

Mohamed Morsi was named the new president of Egypt. Netizens were on their toes awaiting the announcement of Egypt's next president.

Cuba: Havana Hosts Social Networking Festival

The Festival Clic or "Click Festival" was hosted last week in Havana, Cuba, organized by bloggers on the island, most notably Yoani Sánchez, author of the blog Generación Y.

UAE: Dress Code Campaign Urges Extra Inches of Clothing

Two female Emirati nationals have launched a Twitter campaign to urge expatriates and tourists to respect the cultural sensibilities of the Emirates regarding dress. Their campaign has pushed the Federal...

Lebanon: Protesting Shalala's Honorary Degree

Kenya: Human-Wildlife Conflict in Urban Jungle

Angry residents of Kitengela, an outskirt of Nairobi, killed two lions and four cubs on 20 June who attacked a dozen of livestock. A pride of lions invaded a homestead...

Egypt: The Problem with Sharia

Bahrain: After Twitter

Armenia: A Slow Descent Into Fascism?

Sudan: Unshackling the Sudanese Revolution

Unlike other countries in the region, Sudan is grossly underreported, and this was ever so evident during Friday and Saturday’s street demonstrations. The Sudanese government keeps a tight grip on...

Yemen: Attacks on Southern Yemen Jeopardize National Dialogue

While a National Dialogue is under way to discuss many of Yemen's issues, central security forces attacked Mansoura's square, where separatist activists staged sit-in protests for over a year, destroying...

Israel: Violent Protests Across Tel Aviv #J14

Thousands rushed to the streets of Tel Aviv Saturday evening, June 23rd, after violent clashes erupted between protesters and cops the previous day. On Friday, June 22nd, social justice (#J14)...

Will a Unified Time Zone Work for Indonesia?

Indonesia, the world's largest archipelagic country, plans to synchronize its three time zones on October. The business sector is supporting the plan but netizens and religious leaders have many questions.

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