Thursday, June 9, 2011

Your World News Report - June 9, 2011

Berlyne Julmis

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Humala Peru’s Future President

Ollanta Humala has been declared the winner of Peru’s Presidential Election. Ex-presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori has receded and congratulated Peru’s future president Humala on his win. This has been closest presidential race Peru’s history--Humala was declared the winner with less than 3 percent triumphant margin. After the announcement of Humala’s win, Peru’s stock market plunged 10% and trading had to be suspended for two hours.


House Representative Weiner Admits to Shameful Indiscretion

U.S. Representative Weiner has confessed he fabricated about an inappropriate picture and relationships he had with women he befriended online. Last week an inappropriate picture was posted on Representative Weiner twitter account-- Rep. Weiner initially claimed his account was hacked into and the picture was not of him. Rep. Weiner held a press conference admitting his indiscretion, but ultimately announced that he was not stepping down and giving up his seat in the House. Representative Weiner also stated that he was not separating from his wife, but he was sorry for the pain caused his wife, family, supporters, friends, and his staff.


One Women One Dress Starts Underage Sex Trafficking Movement

Amy Seiffert vowed to wear one dress after she discovered that her hometown of Toledo, Ohio was 4th in the U.S. dealing with underage sex trafficking for six months to raise awareness. Seiffert planned to the money she would have spent on clothes and donate it to The Daughter Project. The Daughter Project is a foundation that aids and shelter girls who have been liberated from sex trafficking environments. Others joined in her mission after Seiffert spoke and blogged about the issue.


French Media Mouth Shut

The French Media has been banned from naming any social networking sites on the air. Radio and television stations are allowed to discuss the sites without actually naming them. Conseil Superieur de l’Audiovisuel was quoted in saying, "Referring viewers or listeners to the page of the social network without mentioning it has the character of information. "Whereas the referral by naming the social network in question has the character of advertising, contrary to the provisions of Article 9 of the decree of 27 March 1992 forbidding covert advertising." French government is trying to reduce the amount of free advertising which larger social networking sites receive from the French Media. Many French citizens found the ruling on unfair and unjust.




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