Stories from 23 August 2013
Fight Erupts in Saudi Mosque After Preacher Curses el-Sisi
The fight, uploaded on to YouTube, has gone viral and the tug-of-words continues online.
A Disappearing Generation of Indigenous Children in Kerala, India
Thirty-five tribal children in Attappady, India have died so far this year due to malnutrition.
Citizens Concerned as Agrarian Strike Escalates in Colombia
The government and farmers have not reached an agreement following four days of protest. Citizens meanwhile show their concern and call for action.
Jailed Blogger's Mother Begins Hunger Strike
The mother of jailed Iranian blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has now joined him in a hunger strike to raise awareness for his plight.
Special Probe into South Korean Spy Agency's Electioneering Falls Flat
The investigation does not seem to be enough to quell public anger, which continues to grow over the agency's campaign of Internet posts that smeared the opposition.
A Lesson on Dignity from Syria
This post is part of our Special Coverage Surviving in Syria. On his Facebook Page, Rebel Painter of Horan expressed his cynicism towards the silence of Arabs silence following the “chemical weapon attack” on Al Ghouta, a Damascus suburb. He shares a drawing of an Arab giving a Syrian child a pamphlet on...
Syria: Photos of Chemical Weapons
On Brown Moses Blog more evidence illustrating what is believed to be the devices which have been used in the “Chemical Weapons attack” on 21/08/2013 in Damascus suburbs, Syria, has emerged. The blog claims that they are similar to those previously recorded in the conflict and reportedly launched by government...
Lebanese Blogger Beirut Spring Tweets from Tripoli Bomb Explosion
Lebanese blogger Mustapha Hamoui was a few metres away from the second blast, in his own apartment, when it occurred. He reports on the unfolding mayhem.
Brazilian Soccer Team Launches Campaign Against Racism
[All links lead to Portuguese-language pages unless otherwise noted.] In a video released Monday, August 12, the soccer team Grêmio of Porto Alegre brought together some of the key players on its roster, white and black, to talk about racism. The initiative was carried out in support of a new...
Photo: Pro-Morsi Supporters Rally in Cairo
Journalist Evan Hill shares this photograph of supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi from a rally at the Arab League Street in Cairo today.
Pro-Morsi Supporters Rally Across Egypt
Egyptian blogger Zeinobia maintains a live blog here for protests and rallies planned by supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi across Egypt today. (August 23, 2013) She adds: There will be not less than 28 rallies in Cairo and Giza alone. The Pro-Supporters today are not going to street...
Wave of Violence Against Guatemalan Journalists
Guatemalan journalists Carlos Alberto Orellana Chávez was gunned down on Monday, August 19, 2013; he is the fourth journalist killed in Guatemala this year. In an opinion piece [es] published in Guatemalan newspaper Prensa Libre, UN's special rapporteur for freedom of expression Frank La Rue denounced “the recent wave of...
Navalny's Montenegrin Kryptonite or Russia's Invulnerable Candidate?
Information has emerged showing Navalny’s ownership of an active real estate company in Montenegro, established in 2007 and undeclared when he registered as a candidate for Moscow's mayor’s race.
At 89 Years Old, Zimbabwe President Mugabe Sworn in for Five More Years
Mugabe responded to allegations that the election was rigged in his favor by telling critics to "go hang".
Jamaican Media “Won't Call a Spade a Spade”
The questionable newspaper coverage of a fatal accident in Jamaica has one blog challenging the relevance of the country's mainstream media - not an uncommon gripe with regional netizens.