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19 November 2010

Daily archive · 7 posts

Stories from 19 November 2010

Morocco/Western Sahara: Gadaym Izik Riots Become a Volatile Political Crisis

There has been ongoing unrest in Western Sahara, the former Spanish colony that was annexed by Morocco after “The Green March Demonstration“ in November, 1975. Last week, the territory witnessed...

China: First case of Twitter inquisition

A woman in China was sentenced to one year of ‘re-education through labour’ for sending a single tweet, under the charge of 'disrupting social order.'

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Cuba: Fiber Optic Cable May Not Bring Greater Internet Access

Officials at Cuba’s Ministry of Informatics and Communications recently announced that a much-anticipated submarine fiber optic cable linking Venezuela, Cuba, and Jamaica, will be in operation by January of 2011....

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Azerbaijan: Emin Milli released, but another activist detained

Following yesterday's news that video blogging youth activist Adnan Hajizade had been conditionally released in Azerbaijan, Facebook was today awash with news that his friend and fellow activist, Emin Milli,...

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USA Now Alone, as Canada Votes to Adopt Indigenous Declaration

Canada has endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, leaving the US as the only country to vote against the document.

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Madagascar: Coup attempt, as referendum takes place

The controversial referendum held on November 17, 2010 in Madagascar was soon overshadowed by reports of a rather bloodless putsch.

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Taiwan: National dignity hurt in the Asian Games

On November 17, leading Taiwanese Taekwondo athlete Yang Shu-chun was disqualified from the 2010 Asian Games during a match with a Vietnamese competitor for “wearing non-certified electronic foot equipment” or...

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