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3 June 2011

Daily archive · 9 posts

Stories from 3 June 2011

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Egypt: V for Verifiying Virginity

Following the appalling confirmation that virginity tests were conducted on female protesters who were detained during the Egyptian revolution, rage has been expressed by both women and men. Many cannot...

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Bolivia: Tweeting with Senator Centa Rek

The reaction from Bolivian Senator Centa Rek to a request from a blogger asking her to provide evidence for the claim she made on Twitter about money laundering and drug...

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Yemen: Reasons Saleh is Late!

Tweeps are having fun with the hashtag #ReasonsSalehIsLate while waiting for a speech by Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, following reports that he may have been injured when the Presidential...

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Syria: Protesting for the Future of Children

Syria's youngest victims are speaking out in a series of heart wrenching videos which are surfacing on YouTube, detailing the horrors they and their family members have faced in days...

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Yemen: Confusion in Sanaa Amid Conflicting News on Saleh

The Yemeni capital Sanaa plunged into chaos this afternoon, with conflicting reports circulating about Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh. While some reports say he had fled the presidential palace in...

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Syria: Reports of Internet Blackout

Reports are continuing to pour in on Twitter of a possible Internet blackout in Syria today, as Syrians continue to protest against the Al Assad regime and atrocities committed against...

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Does Malaysia Need a Youth Parliament?

The Malaysian Prime Minister has proposed the creation of a Youth Parliament in order to inspire and mobilize young people to contribute in the governance of the country. Bloggers share...

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Morocco: Pro-Democracy Movement Faces State Repression

When earlier this year a small group of Moroccan activists launched a Facebook campaign asking people to demonstrate in the streets, no one could predict that the call would drive...

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Philippines: Debate on Divorce Bill

With Malta's approval of divorce, the Philippines is now the only country in the world that prohibits it. There is now a raging debate on whether it is time to...

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