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Global Voices: Daily Digest—August 27-28, 2011

Global Voices: Daily Digest—August 27-28, 2011

Mexico Mourns Casino Royale Victims on Twitter
The attack and fire in Casino Royale in Monterrey, Mexico, resulted in 52 casualties, in another event further tied to violence from organized crime. Twitter users look for their relatives and friends, and cry over this tragedy. read>>

Libya: The Liberation of Tripoli
The Internet is back on in the Libyan capital Tripoli, after a blackout that lasted about six months. One by one bloggers and tweeps from Tripoli are coming online, sharing their feelings, emotions and hopes after months of absence and turmoil. Fozia Mohamed brings us their feedback. read>>

Puerto Rico: Tropical Storm Irene Leaves Heavy Rain and Damages
Tropical storm Irene hit Puerto Rico on August 21st leaving wind damage, floods, constant rain, and the evacuation of entire communities. This is the same storm, now a hurricane, that is hitting the United States east coast. The online community has posted videos of the aftermath of tropical storm Irene in Puerto Rico. read>>

South Korea: Pop Music Censorship Meets with Strong Opposition
More than 2,600 South Korean pop songs have been censored in the past two years for their "hazardous" lyrics. One entertainment agency, however, filed a lawsuit against the government that deemed its singer's album as 'inappropriate for youths' and won the case. The decision was widely welcomed by Korean public. read>>

Saudi: A Special Twitter Hashtag for the King!
A Saudi hashtag entitled #tal3mrak which literary translates into "May god prolong your life" or "your majesty" if translated into a Western context took Twitter by storm today. The hashtag came as a surprise to many people who never thought Saudi netizens would have the courage to speak up in this manner in the way they address their authorities. read>>

More posts on Global Voices today...
Egypt: Victories of Civilians Against Military Trials
Zimbabwe: On Libya, Gaddafi and Mugabe
Moldova: Twenty Years of Independence Marked with Parade and Disillusion
Pakistan: Praying For Shahbaz Taseer
Egypt: Omar Soliman Facebook Army
Central African Republic: Violence Marks Lead Up to Elections
Singapore Elects New President
Iran: Protests to Save Lake Urmia Reignited

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