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Global Voices: Daily Digest—September 1-2, 2011

Global Voices: Daily Digest—September 1-2, 2011

Inside the Prisons of Cambodia
Prison overcrowding in Cambodia is getting worse, according to a report published by a human rights group. An online map has been created to reveal the location of the overcrowded prisons. Meanwhile, a prison blog documents the life of inmates inside the prisons of Cambodia. read>>

Global Voices Podcast 3: Ripple Effects of the Arab Uprisings
In this edition of the Global Voices Podcast you can hear about the ripple effect of the Arab uprisings, find out what it is to be a digital mentor, and talk through some of the ideas that make up a good code of ethics. read>>

Moldova: "Our Romanian Language" Day Protest
Twenty years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the official language is still an issue of dispute in Moldova, where the Constitution calls it Moldovan, the educational system teaches Romanian, and the ethnic minorities insist on formalizing the Russian language as a second official language. read>>

Blog Carnival: Mexico - Is There a Solution to This Violence?
One cannot deny the existence of the numerous reflections that have emerged as a result of the historical consequences of violence; the key question being how to avoid it. One of the strongest discussions has been that of 'non-violence', lead by well recognized figures such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Their approaches encouraged people not to use violent means to protest or to respond to violence. read>>

See also: Blog Carnival: Mexico - The United States and Violence in Mexico

Iran: Smile, the Regime is Reading Your Emails
A growing number of Iranian bloggers expressed their anxieties after learning that their Gmail inboxes may have been an open book for the Iranian state to read and target dissidents for the last two months. read>>

More posts on Global Voices today...
Nepal: Will The New Prime Minister Be Any Different?
Zimbabwe: Changing Young Lives Through Theatre
China: Guangdong model making a comeback?
Macedonia: Authorities Keep Ignoring Protesters' Demands
Jamaica: Block on Ad for Acceptance of Gay Family Members


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