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Global Voices: Daily Digest - Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tunisia: More Protests, More Police Violence

Protesters are back on the streets of Tunis and other Tunisian provinces calling for immediate reforms and the establishment of an independent judiciary capable of bringing corrupt officials and the killers of the "Revolution Martyrs" to justice. Afef Abrougui summaries citizen media reactions in this post. read>>


Uganda: Minister Claims Opposition Using Social Media to Prepare for War

The opposition groups in Uganda staged the famous walk to work protests in April this year, which saw President Yoweri Museveni's government unleash violence against unarmed protestors. Protests were about the rising fuel and food prices. After months of silence, the current economic situation which has worsened since April is seeing the opposition planning to re-launch walk to work protests. read>>


Pakistan: Youth Gets Justice After Video Of Extra-Judicial Killing Emerged

On June 8, a 19 year old boy was shot dead at point blank by a Pakistan Rangers personnel in Karachi. Initial reports claimed that the armed youth was about to attack the security personnel but a video footage emerged showing that the boy was unarmed. After two months, the accused rangers official who fired the shots has been convicted with death penalty. read>>


China and Hong Kong: Citizen Arrested for Wearing Political T-Shirt
A Hong Kong man was dragged off and detained yesterday because of the T-shirt he was wearing. The incident happened during a visit to the city by China's future premier Li Keqiang. Today, local bloggers are demanding answers to several questions, starting with concerns over the sanctity of Hong Kong's laws. read>>


Argentina: Primary Elections and Future Presidential Candidates

On August 14, Argentina held primary elections to select presidential candidates for the upcoming October elections. The current president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, won the absolute majority for re-nomination, obtaining more than 50% of the vote. On Twitter netizens shared all kinds of reactions. read>>


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