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19 June 2013

Stories from 19 June 2013

Interview: “How Are Things in Bamako, Mali?”

At the time of writing, June 2013, France is still fighting Islamists in Mali. Paris-based Anne Morin and Awa Traoré, her friend in Bamako decided to share a video journal...

Egyptians Plan Protests for #June30 to Topple Muslim Brotherhood Rule

Egyptians are back to the drawing board, planning protests for June 30, to “topple the regime.” The date, being circulated on social media under the hashtag #June30, marks the first...

Colombia: Learning from Vallenato

Amongst Colombian Twitter users, the trend of publishing phrases from Vallenato songs -under the tag #Elvallenatomeenseñó (Vallenato taught me)- has emerged, with the intention of highlighting famous lyrics immortalised in...

Brazil: “Gay Cure” Approved by Chamber of Deputies

The proposed law allowing psychologists to undertake treatment to reverse homosexuality was approved yesterday, June 18, by the Human Rights Commission of the Chamber of Deputies. The commission president, anti-gay...

Anti-Government Protests Rock Bulgaria's New Leadership

Mass protests begin in Sofia and across Bulgaria after the appointment of controversial politician Delyan Peevski to the position of Head of the Bulgarian National Security Agency.

Russia’s Bid For International Prestige: A White Elephant?

As Putin continues to pursue his policy of using international events like the Winter Olympics to show that Russia is worthy of investment, the country's taxpayers are coming to realize...

China Shoots Down Accusations that Edward Snowden is a Spy

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower behind the revelations of the United States massive Internet spying program, turned to the Guardian newspaper once again, this time for an online Q&A, shortly after...

Song, Video Shed Light on Congo War

‘In the Congo’ is a song and video that shed light 20 year conflict over minerals used in mobile phones and electronics: The video is produced and directed by Zavara...

Bermuda: A Milestone for Human Rights

‘It’s kind of absurd to me that we’re even having this discussion. The God I serve says we are to love one another.’ Breezeblog comments on Bermuda's “pass[ing] [of] the...

Open Letter to Germany's Cultural Foundation

Safia Dickersbach (@ArtsSafia) challenges a new programme dedicated to foster “German-African cultural relations”: 3. The Kulturstiftung claims to support the new African initiatives in the area of contemporary and innovative...

Analysis on North Korea's Nuclear Talk

North Korea has recently tried to open discussion with South Korea and the United States on the denuclearization issue. 38 North project site posted a detailed analysis on current inter-Korean dynamics and...

‘China Open Mic': Examining China's Development Footprint in Africa

The arrests and the release of Chinese gold miners was the topic of the very first China Open Mic Google hangout organised by China Open Mic Sunday, June 16, 2013....

Russians See Themselves in Turkish Protests

As Turkish protests continue, Russians draw parallels between events in Turkey and their own protest movement and hard-line political leader.

Miguel Bosé on Peruvian Cuisine

Spanish singer and artist Miguel Bosé, currently visiting Peru, became a trending topic on Twitter with the hashtag #PreguntasParaMiguelBose [questions for Miguel Bosé] when he refused to answer if he...

Belize: Conservation Limits?

Belize is facing a difficult balancing act when it comes to determining the limits of environmental and cultural conservation. Kevin Edmonds at nacla blog explains.

Ecuador Passes Controversial Communications Law

After almost four years of debate, the Ecuadorian National Assembly passed a controversial Law of Communications propelled by President Rafael Correa. While government authorities have celebrated the passage of the...

Documentary Brasslands Premieres in US

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