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9 July 2012

Stories from 9 July 2012

Russia: Caucasus Stereotypes in Film

Pakistan: Angry Mob Lynches Alleged Blasphemer

In a shockingly outrageous incident in Bahawalpur, an angry mob attacked an alleged blasphemer and burnt him alive.

Colombia: ‘Higgsteria’ in Medellín

Global Voices Podcast: Jambo from Kenya! The Global Voices Summit

What is the future of online citizen media? In this edition (and the next) you will hear from editors, authors, co-founders and other participants at the 2012 Global Voices Citizen...

South Africa: Chinese Account of Attacks on Foreign-Owned Businesses

On June 27 riots started in Botshabelo in reaction to the eviction of street vendors, and the rioters attacked and looted foreign-owned businesses. In the following days the attacks spread...

Venezuela, Japan: ‘Estudiantina Komaba’ Music Bridges ‘Distant’ Countries

Have you ever wondered what interests Venezuelans and Japanese could have in common? If manga and sushi were your first guess, we invite you to explore how Japanese musicians have...

Puerto Rico: Bilingual Schools Revive Debate on Language

The government of Puerto Rico wants to gradually replace Spanish with English as the official language of education in the country's public schools. The measure has provoked strong reactions from...

India: Multiculturism and Intolerance

Mexico: Berkman Center at Harvard University Hosts Webcast on ‘Narcotweets’

Guyana: Being Black

Russia: Netizens Respond Online and Offline to Devastating Krymsk Floods

RuNet Echo

On July 6-7, more than 170 people died in the devastating floods in the south of Russia. Bloggers have been arguing about possible causes of the tragedy in the hardest-hit...

China: Political Attribution of Next Generation Leaders

Kazakhstan: A Bird Eye's View of Almaty

Kuwait: Stateless Community Continues Protesting

The stateless community in Kuwait (Bedoon) has been protesting for their rights to documents and citizenship since February 2011 and netizens are turning to social media to make their voices...

Egypt: Mapping Military Staff in Civilian Administrations

Foreign Migrant Workers in China

Cyprus: Official Opening Ceremony of EU Presidency

Hong Kong: Netizens’ Reaction on New Zealand Infant Milk Powder Shortage

China: Fist-fight Dating

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