Global Voices: Weekly Highlights—August 18-24, 2011
Arab World: "Assad, You are Next After Gaddafi!"
As Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's hours are quickly running out, Twitter users are issuing their warnings to Syrian
president Bashar Al Assad to take heed, and leave power. Here is a cross-section of reactions by Amira Al Hussaini. read>>
Trinidad and Tobago: Debating a State of Emergency
On Sunday 21 August, the government of Trinidad and Tobago declared a national state of emergency to deal with the
violent crime that has afflicted the Caribbean nation in recent years. This legal move - which affects citizens' civil
rights - triggered debate and concern among Trinidadians online. read>>
Libya: Bloggers Between Dictatorship and War
It's been six months since the Libyan uprising began. How was the Libyan blogging scene before the February 17
revolution and how has it evolved over the last few months? Fozia Mohamed takes a closer look at the Libyan blogosphere
to bring us the story. read>>
India: Anti-Corruption Campaign Fires a Country's Imagination
In India, social media is being used extensively to power civil society's push for a proposed anti-corruption bill. The
movement is being led from the front by a Gandhian social activist Anna Hazare, who continues to receive a huge amount
of support in home and abroad - online and offline. read>>
Spain: Brutal Police Repression Against Journalists Covering "Secular March"
Pope Benedicto XVI's recent visit to Spain sparked a civil "Secular March" in protest against the use of public funds
for religious acts in a secular state. The encounters between secular and religious individuals resulted in a wave of
police repression against the journalists covering the events. Global Voices presents a selection of videos of the
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