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Global Voices: Daily Digest—August 25-26, 2011

Global Voices: Daily Digest—August 25-26, 2011

Somalia: Food Security Emergency Spreads Despite Aid
As the Horn of Africa deals with what the Food and Agriculture Organization is calling the "most severe food security emergency in the world today," experts warn that conditions in famine-stricken Somalia are likely to further deteriorate. Juhie Bhatia examines the spread of the disaster. read>>

Kazakhstan: Controversy Over State Language Promotion
In early August 2011, the Ministry of Culture of Kazakhstan developed a draft law to introduce some amendments into the state's language policy. It was quickly labeled by many observers as a move to further reduce the scope of use of the Russian language, which enjoys equal status with the Kazakh language, according to the Constitution. read>>

Iran: "Islamic Awakening" or NATO Victory in Libya?
Iranian citizens continue to follow recent developments in Libya with great interest, and are flooding cyberspace with comments, posts and tweets. read>>

Trinidad and Tobago: State of Emergency, Day 4
With a national state of emergency - declared by the government to combat rising crime - now in its fourth day, bloggers and other social media users in Trinidad and Tobago express doubts about the effects of the emergency measures and respond with humour to the inconvenience of a nighttime curfew.read>>

Russia: Cigarettes Branded for Young Women Spark Controversy
A recent advertising campaign and carton redesign by one of Russia's largest tobacco manufacturers has riled Russan bloggers and sparked a debate on responsible marketing and advertising. Ashley Cleek looks into the issue. read>>

Mexico: Outrage After Shooting During Football Match in Torreón
Mexican citizens use the blogosphere and social networks to speak out about the armed conflict that took in Torreón (outside the Territorio Santos Modelo stadium), which caused panic and uncertainty among fans, and the cancellation of the match. read>>

More posts on Global Voices today...
Georgia: Social Media Used by Presidential Election Candidate in Breakaway Region
Afghanistan: Afghan Youth Voices Multimedia Festival
China: Three Public Expenditures and State Secrets
Colombia: Football Federation Accepts Bolillo' Gomez's Resignation as Head Coach
Denmark: At Last, the Prime Minister Calls the Elections
Turkey: An Armenian Adventure on Two Wheels
Bahamas: Riding Out Hurricane Irene
Pakistan: Education, The Last Hope

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