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6 July 2011

Daily archive · 10 posts

Stories from 6 July 2011

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Bulgaria: A Day Without PM Boyko Borisov

July 5, 2011, presented an interesting challenge to the traditional Bulgarian media: would they follow a Facebook appeal for "A Day Without Boyko Borisov" - or would they continue to...

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Russia: Infamous ‘Vanishing’ Charity Foundation Resurfaces

RuNet Echo

The heartwarming performance of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin playing the piano and singing the song "Blueberry Hill" at a charity concert, was darkened by the scandal surrounding the 'Federaciya'...

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Zimbabwe: Women's Lib Online and Unplugged

Zimbabwean women bloggers and Facebook users have taken up new media platforms to discuss everything from their sexuality to unpacking women's role in politics and the economy.

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Peru: Sacrilegious Theft in Motupe

On Tuesday July 5, 2011, Peruvians woke up to shocking news: the popular and very well-known Holy Cross of Motupe had been stolen. Netizens reacted to the news on Twitter...

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Cuba: Exciting First Meeting of Twitter Users in Havana

The first meeting of users of the social network Twitter was celebrated in Havana on July 1 at 4:00 pm at 23rd and 12th of the Vedado district and in...

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Togo: Fragile Truce Emerges After Five Weeks of Student Protests

West African country Togo's students' struggle for better education conditions is now in its fifth week and despite a recent truce, tensions remains high in the capital Lomé. Amongst the...

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Trydar y Cymry! The Welsh Language Thrives Online

"Trydar y Cymry" means "the twittering of the Welsh" or "the Welsh twitterers" (the verb "trydar" now being used in connection with Twitter) and is an example of the Welsh...

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Bahrain: Regime and Opposition Begin National Dialogue

Since the Bahrain protests of February 14, 2011, the idea of opening a dialogue between the opposition and regime has been discussed on and off. On Saturday July 2, the...

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Belarus: Independence Day Clapping Protest (Videos)

RuNet Echo

Streets of several Belarusian towns and cities were flooded with people on Belarus Independence Day on July 3, 2011. People just stood there, clapping. They showed up for the clapping...

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Macedonia: Views from Abroad on Protests Against Police Violence

Filip Stojanovski writes about how the ongoing protests against police brutality in Macedonia are viewed from abroad.

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