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Global Voices: Daily Digest—August 20-21, 2011

Global Voices: Daily Digest—August 20-21, 2011

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 did it evolve in over the previous few months? read>>

Also from Libya today:
Libya: Gaddafi's Right Hand Abdessalem Jalloud Flees to Italy
Libya: Game Over Gaddafi
Libya: Libya State TV Broadcast Disrupted
Libya: Remembering Mohammed Nabbous
Arab World: 'Assad, You are Next After Gaddafi!'

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 protests. read>>

Rwanda: Interacting With the Tweeting President
Global Voices Author Gershom Ndhlovu interacts with Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Twitter. Kagame's Twitter exchange with netizens puts him far ahead of his contemporary African leaders. read>>

Colombia: Football Federation Rejects 'Bolillo' Gómez's Resignation as Head Coach
The Colombian Football Federation has rejected the resignation of Hernán Darío Gómez ('Bolillo') as head coach of the national football team which he presented after hitting a woman. On social networks Colombians have shared everything from comments on respecting women to speculations about who might replace him. read>>

Mexico: Following Javier Sicilia's Footsteps
Following Javier Sicilia's activism and the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity. Mexican bloggers write about Sicilia and his meetings with government representatives from the Executive and Legislative powers, as well as his comments about the discussion and possible approval of a reform to the National Security Law. read>>


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