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21 November 2011

Daily archive · 9 posts

Stories from 21 November 2011

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Egypt: The Revolution is Back!

Up to 100,000 people are said to be in Tahrir Square now, as police and the army continue to battle with protesters calling for an end to Egypt's military rule....

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Peru: Iquitos Against the Chaos Caused by Sewage Works

The beautiful and warm city of Iquitos, in the Loreto region, is going through several problems; the most worrying and annoying for the inhabitants is the chaos caused by controversial...

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Chile: Citizens Fight to Save Valparaiso's Emblematic Elevators

Valparaíso’s 130-year-old elevators are teetering on the brink of extinction and locals are taking to the streets and social media to fight for them. The World Monuments Fund has named...

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The Netherlands: A Holiday Season of Festivities, Costumes… and Racism?

In recent years "Zwarte Piet" (Black Pete), the dark-skinned companion of Saint Nicholas during the winter holiday season in the The Netherlands, has become part of a recurring debate as...

Egypt: Revolutionaries Shrug at Cabinet Resignation

The Cabinet of Dr Essam Sharaf has just asked if it could resign and the Supreme Council for Armed Forces (SCAF) is yet to decide whether it would accept their...

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Morocco: Online Debates Rage Days Ahead of Parliamentary Elections

Moroccan are using the Internet extensively to discuss the upcoming legislative elections. Part of the discussion is revolving around the electoral programs of the competing parties, the question of whether...

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Russia and Tajikistan: Pilots Sentenced and Migrants Deported

Two Russian pilots have been sentenced in Tajikistan, meanwhile in Russia 300 illegal Tajiks have been arrested for deportation. Is there any connection? Ekaterina reports.

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Egypt: Battle for Tahrir Continues for Third Day

The battle for Tahrir Square, in downtown Cairo, continues to rage for the third day today. Netizens keep us abreast with the action from the frontlines.

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Singapore GovCamp 2011

Themed “Connecting People, Data and Ideas”, the second GovCamp of the year in Singapore was held on November 18. Using the hashtag #govcampsg, here are reactions of the conference participants.

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