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1 November 2011

Daily archive · 15 posts

Stories from 1 November 2011

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Myanmar: A Year After Suu Kyi's Release

A year has passed since Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was released from prison. How did netizens react? Did the government censor news reports about Suu Kyi? What...

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Global Voices Podcast: Bridging the Language Gaps

In this edition of the Global Voices Podcast we discuss languages that are hard to find on the internet. Are you from a place where your mother tongue is not...

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Egypt: Blogger Maikel Nabil Military Trial Postponed

Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad, who has so far spent 216 days in prison and 71 days on hunger strike, today refused to stand trial in a military court. Sanad...

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Colombia: The 2011 Regional Elections

On Sunday, October 30, Colombia held regional elections for local public posts. Due to the importance of these posts, these elections are tracked in the same manner as the presidential...

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South Asia: Celebrating the 7 Billionth Child

7 Billion Actions

On the 31 October, the earth welcomed Oishi, a newborn in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka. She carried a special message - she is the 7 billionth child of the world....

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Liberia: Reactions to the Resignation of Liberian Elections Chairman

Following questions about his credibility, James Fromayan, the former head of the Liberian Elections Commission, resigned yesterday. African Election Project reports that his resignation was prompted by the “Letter-gate” scandal.

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Brazil: #OccupyBeloMonte Evicted from Dam Construction Site

On October 27, indigenous groups from the Xingu river area in Brazil occupied the construction site of the controversial Belo Monte dam. #OccupyBeloMonte, however, only lasted until the following day....

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Iran: A Storm of Reactions to Hillary Clinton

A remark by Hillary Clinton in an interview with the BBC in October 26, that the Iranian Green Movement would be smart to seek foreign assistance, has spurred a lot...

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Greece: Polarized Reactions to the Debt “Haircut” Deal

The Greek debt "haircut" deal reached by European politicians and banks was touted as a solution to stem the sovereign debt crisis. However, many Greek citizens have reacted with uncertainty...

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Kazakhstan: Bloggers Discuss New Copyright Protection Bill

Kazakh bloggers are discussing a new copyright protection bill which would grant state authorities the power to shut down completely any portal considered to be in violation of copyright.

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