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11 January 2012

Daily archive · 7 posts

Stories from 11 January 2012

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India: The Curious Case of Draping Statues to Ensure Fair Elections

Netizens react to the recent order by the Indian Election Commission that all statues in the state of Uttar Pradesh of current Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati and her party symbol,...

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Iran: Blogger May Face Death Penalty for Insulting Islam

A 50-year old Iranian blogger, Mohammad Reza Pour Shajari (aka Siamak Mehr), has been charged with “insulting the Prophet of Islam” and “enmity with God” or “waging war against God”,...

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Global Voices in French: Translators’ Choice 2011

In 2011, volunteer translators at Global Voices in French translated hundreds of articles and updates on world events and we'd like to say "'Merci!". We've asked them which translation struck...

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Nigeria 2011: A Year of Small Victories and Great Challenges

2011 will go down in Nigeria's history as the year of the nation's third presidential election since independence. For the first half of the year, the blogosphere was abuzz with...

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Global Voices in Dutch Looks Back on 2011

While the year 2012 is already well on its way, the translators of Global Voices in Dutch look back on 2011. Which posts stood out and what makes Global Voices...

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Australia: Politician Sprayed Over Migrant Deodorant “Dog-Whistle”

Teresa Gambaro, a Federal Member of the Australian Parliament, called for immigrants on work visas to be taught ‘social norms’ such as the use of deodorants and waiting in orderly...

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Guinea-Bissau: President Passes Away Amidst Political Upheaval

After being hospitalized for almost three months, the President of Guinea-Bissau, Malam Bacai Sanhá, passed away in Paris on Monday, January 9. He was 64 years and died of diabetes,...

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