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Global Voices: Daily Digest—September 6, 2011

Global Voices: Daily Digest—September 6, 2011

Mexico: Hero Reports, Mapping Acts of Kindness
Heroreports is a non-profit project dedicated to crowdsourcing and mapping reports of citizen courage and positive social behavior. It started in Ciudad Juárez, México as an initiative of the MIT Center for Civic Media. Ernesto Priego reports. read>>

Egypt: Scuffles Break Out Inside and Outside Mubarak Trial
Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stood trial yesterday for the killing of protesters in the Egyptian revolution. This is the third hearing of the trial and lasted for 10 hours, with scuffles reported both inside the court (which was off limits to cameras) and outside, where Mubarak's supporters clashed with the families of martyrs. read>>

Chile: Netizens Pay Tribute to Plane Crash Victims
The disappearance of an airplane near the Juan Fernandez archipelago has stirred social networks in Chile: among the 21 passengers and crew were members of the NGO Levantemos Chile, and five employees of Chile National Television, including famous presenter Felipe Camiroaga. read>>

Video: Nyan Cat Costa Rican style
A Costa Rican version of the Nyan cat has hit the social networks. In this new incarnation, a cat with a tamale body wearing a folkloric hat leaves behind a Costa Rican flag trail while jumping over an overcast city inhabited by miniskirt wearing overweight women. The description on the video makes reference to the lack of security felt by citizens and residents: "Run rat before they stab you". read>>

Brazil: Road to World Cup and Olympics Paved with Forced Evictions
Thousands of people are forcefully evicted from their homes to make room for office buildings, stadiums and roads, and in Brazil, video activists are making a stand, producing documentaries to raise awareness, inform and empower communities at risk of eviction. read>>


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UN: Rights Chief Calls For Prompt Release Of Protestors Held In Cuba
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Focus On: UN SDGs

Food Systems: Italian & Rwandan Leaders Join Urgent Call To Transform World’s Food Systems As Pre-Summit Begins

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