Global Voices: Daily Digest - Monday Aug 22 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Chile: New Partnership Between Global Voices and Mi Voz
Global Voices and Mi Voz - a Chilean network of online citizen newspapers - recently launched a content partnership. With this partnership Global Voices will enhance its coverage of Chilean news from a hyperlocal citizen perspective focused on news outside the capital, Santiago. read>>
Trinidad and Tobago: Debating a State of Emergency
The unexpected declaration of a national state of emergency to deal with a high rate of crime has taken citizens of Trinidad and Tobago by surprise. At a press conference on the evening of Sunday 21 August, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced that "after much deliberation it has been agreed that Government will impose a limited state of emergency in hot spots across the country." read>>
Also from Trinidad and Tobago: Trinidad & Tobago: Dr. Pat Bishop Passes On.
Pakistan: Islamic Televangelist Caught Out by Behind-the-Scenes Video
Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain, a Pakistani Islamic televangelist and host of numerous religious shows, has become the epicenter of bloggers' criticism lately after a behind-the-scenes video was released. The video depicted Dr. Amir, a notable religious scholar who otherwise poses as a humble, moral man, uttering abuse and profanities as well as religious blasphemy. read>>
Peru: Customers Show Support for Ripley Department Store Employees
Peruvian social networks are buzzing with talk about the temporary closing of one of the Ripley department stores. Although the closing of the store is officially in accordance with the lack of a security certificate issued by the Civil Defense, it has come about in the middle of a long conflict with its employees, who have been protesting for workers' rights and a raise in salary. read>>
Iran: "Tonight, the Islamic Regime's Generals will Have Nightmares"
Several Iranian cyber activists celebrated the victory of anti-Muammar Gaddafi forces in Libya, and compared it with the situations in Iran and Syria. They shared in the joy of liberation with Libyans, but also expressed their anxieties for the future. read>>