Global Voices: Weekly Highlights—August 25-31, 2011

Published: Fri 2 Sep 2011 05:22 PM
Global Voices: Weekly Highlights—August 25-31, 2011
Iran: Protests to Save Lake Urmia Reignited
Once again protesters have poured again into streets of Tabriz and Urmia in Iran's Azerbaijan region on Sunday to call on the Iranian government to save the dying Urmia Lake. read>>
Global Voices Partners with UNFPA on 7 Billion Actions
This year the world's population will exceed 7 billion people. To mark this milestone, Global Voices has been commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to write a series of posts that celebrate how one person or group can still make a difference in a world of 7 billion people. read>>
Moldova: Twenty Years of Independence Marked with Parade and Disillusion
Moldova's bloggers have marked the country's 20th anniversary of independence with criticism and disillusionment rather than with enthusiasm, Diana Lungu reports. read>>
Spain: Racism and Intolerance Advance Relentlessly
In Europe, xenophobia advances at an immense rate. Author Ana Lucía Sá writes about the situation of immigrants in Spain, the invisibility of the issue of racism and hate crimes in public discourse, and offers comments and analysis from bloggers and organizations that work against racism. read>>
Egypt: Using Twitter to Help a Cairo Community
After seeing the huge impact of social media on the Egyptian revolution, Egyptian blogger, Mahmoud Salem (@SandMonkey) decided to collaborate with a non-profit organisation, Peace and Plenty, to help them raise funds for a community in Cairo in need of basic services. read>>
More posts on Global Voices this week..
Afghanistan: Afghan Youth Voices Multimedia Festival
Bahamas: Riding Out Hurricane Irene
Russia: Cigarettes Branded for Young Women Spark Controversy
South Korea: Pop Music Censorship Meets with Strong Opposition
Saudi: A Special Twitter Hashtag for the King!
Blog Carnival: Mexico - Citizen Media on the Scene
Nigeria: The Brain Behind the Nigerian Blog Awards

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