Nothing Against Serbia writes about the 1933 building by Branislav Kojic, which is “regarded as one of the most successful examples of modernism in Belgrade.”
1 November 2011
Stories from 1 November 2011
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 are her political plans?
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 widely spoken? Then you may one of many people around the world who speak and write under-represented languages. We also look forward to the 11 Eleven Project on 11/11/11.
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 was sentenced in April to three years in prison for posts he published on his blog.
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 elections. Citizens followed the voting closely and the elections were widely discussed on citizen media platforms and social networks.
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. Also in South Asia, Muthumani from Sri Lanka and Nargis from India, both newborn girls, were celebrated as the symbolic 7 billionth human in the world.
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.
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. Raphael Tsavkko Garcia reports.
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 of reactions - among others from the Green Movement's well known figures and bloggers.
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 and anger to the deal.
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.