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21 June 2012

Stories from 21 June 2012

Costa Rica: Thousands March in Capital for Human Rights

Thousands marched in the capital of San José on June 16, claiming equal rights for same-sex couples, the legalization of In-Vitro Fertilization and the separation of State and Church.

Georgia: Bloggers Against Homophobia

Azerbaijan: British Embassy Awards 4,000th Facebook Page Member

Pakistan: Video Leak Sends Shock Waves Across The Country

A leaked video showing popular anchorpersons Mehar Bokhari and Mubashar Lucman involved in a set-up interview has sent shock waves across the Pakistani media industry and the citizens, triggering a...

Ecuador: Remembering the Colombian Refugees

The growing displacement of Colombians towards Ecuador has awoken the interest of international bodies and the concern of Ecuadorean citizens. With the celebration of World Refugee Day on June 20,...

Somalia: Deep Divisions Over New Constitution

Somalia, which has not had a central government controlling the entire country since 1991, is drafting a new constitution that will end the current transitional administration and elect a new...

Myanmar: Burmese Proverbs

Thailand: Prospects of Judicial Coup

Azerbaijan: Musical Talent on YouTube

Thailand: Reconciliation Bills

Tunisia: Salafis Run Amok over ‘Blasphemous’ Art Works

A group of Salafists attacked an art exhibition, Le Printemps des Arts, in La Marsa, (north suburb of Tunis) destroying some of the art works deemed blasphemous to Islam. The...

Kuwait: Unconstitutionally Elected Parliament

Greece: New Prime Minister Makes First Official Facebook Comment

Armenia: Army Doctors Beaten In Oligarch's Restaurant

Bolivia: “We want a democracy of participation”

Egypt: Mubarak Dies One More Time

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has died at least once every few weeks since the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, which toppled his 32-year reign. Netizens react to the latest...

Armenia: Bloggers Criticize Public TV Eurovision Coverage

Forced to reluctantly broadcast the final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan, Armenia's Public TV used the occasion to continue the ongoing information and propaganda war against its...

Journeys Through Latin America

Thanks to a collective of bloggers who are traveling through Latin America, readers from all over the world can get a glimpse of the many facets of this vast region....

Lebanon: Complete Blackout

Two of the major power plants, Zahrani and Deir-Ammar, in Lebanon suffered from “unknown” technical difficulties, which plunged most of the country into complete darkness. While some citizens took to...

China: Africans Protest a Suspicious Death in Police Custody

Chinese public opinion has been highly divisive following a protest involving hundreds of African residents of Guangzhou this week, sparked by the suspicious police station death of a member of...

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