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18 April 2012

Stories from 18 April 2012

Cuba: Youth Film Festival Marked by Controversy

The 11th "Muestra Joven del audiovisual cubano" [Youth Festival of Cuban Audiovisuals] took place this year from the 3rd to the 8th of April. The festival was marked by poor...

North Korean TV Announcer Appears with Double “Kim Pins”

North Korea Timeline in Storify

Video: Worldwide UN Youth Competition for Short Films on Human Rights

Russia: Astrakhan in Turmoil

RuNet Echo

In Astrakhan, opposition leaders have relied on social media to mobilize and coordinate protestors. Technology, however, is not a panacea for Astrakhan's struggling opposition. Many in the city are still...

Egypt: Country's First Research University At Risk

Since last year the fate of Nile University, Egypt's first research university, has been uncertain. Its purpose-built campus has been “conceded” to the Zewail City of Science and Technology, an...

East Timor: Presidential Runoff Election Accomplished With Stability

Video Highlights: Syrian Activism, Children's Issues and Dolphin Deaths

A selection of Global Voices' most recent and interesting stories like the Syrian protests in Middle East and North Africa, China and India's female gendercide phenomenon in South Asia and...

Botswana: Love in the Shadows

Ghana: Shinning Light on Akan/Twi Movies

Somalia: Hands Off Somalia

Nigeria: Nigerian Bloggers and Tweeps #SavedOke

Nigerian bloggers fought for the legs and life of diabetic youth #Oke and won the battle to keep him alive through social media advocacy. The successful #SaveOke campaign was ignited...

Mozambique: Police Detain Blogger During Mayoral By-Election

China: Crackdown on Large Dogs Again

Argentina: Bloggers React to Announcement of Nationalization of Oil Company YPF

The announcement of the nationalization of the oil company YPF, controlled by Spain's Repsol, and the transfer of 51% of its shares to the Argentinean government, sparked many reaction on...

India: Professor Arrested for Forwarding “Defamatory” Cartoon in West Bengal

The week had seen a lot of backlash and protests on the Indian social media scene against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the tyrannical attempts to gag any...

Egypt: The Other Homeland

Brazil: Aquarium Project Sparks Transparency Debate

In Fortaleza, the fifth largest city in Brazil, the recent start of construction on an aquarium has prompted discussions over public resources, state government priorities and the city's future, as...

Colombia: Closing of Community Radio Station Sparks Debate

Sweden: Culture Minister in ‘Racist Cake’ Art Controversy

The Swedish Culture Minister's tasting of the controversial 'Painful Cake', representing the body of an African woman, at an art exhibition preview in Stockholm has provoked online reactions over alleged...

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