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6 July 2011

Stories from 6 July 2011

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...

Poland: Article authorization abolished

Chile: President Piñera's Approval Ratings Drop

Argentina: President Signs Decree to Ban Sex Ads in Newspapers

Bhutan: State Funding For Political Parties

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'...

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.

Barbados: Authentic Anime

Bahamas: Saving the Forests

Russia: Return of decentralization?

Trinidad & Tobago: Accomplishments or Spin?

Russia: Some fishy business

Cuba: A Nation Divided?

Barbados: Questioning the CCJ

Belarus: Anti-revolutionary videos

Sao Tome and Principe: Insight on Rare Birds

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...

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...

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...

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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