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1 April 2012

Stories from 1 April 2012

Video Highlights: Culture, Human Rights, Online Activism and Crowdfunding

A selection of Global Voices' most recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including a focus on indigenous rights and online activism, selected by Juliana Rincón Parra.

Mali : Coup Leader Steps Down as Tuaregs Enter Timbuktu

Myanmar: Monitoring the Elections Through Facebook

Myanmar Facebook users are overwhelmed with various news and rumors regarding the election which is coincidentally being held on April Fools' Day. Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is one...

Bulgaria: Sofia Students Plan to Protest if Officials Impose Curfew

The accidental killing of a student in the student district of Sofia sparkled a debate in Bulgaria. The government ended up with a quick and controversial solution: to impose a...

Russia: US Envoy's Use of Twitter to Further Transparency

RuNet Echo

Michael McFaul, the US Ambassador to Russia, used his Twitter account to voice his concerns that diplomatic protocols had been violated when it appeared his schedule had been leaked to...

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