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5 October 2012

Stories from 5 October 2012

Kazakhstan Joins the Ban on Anti-Islam Film

Kazakhstan has joined a number of other countries in banning the controversial anti-Islamic film "The Innocence of Muslims." The ban has sparked debates in the country about the effectiveness of...

Cuba: Blogger Yoani Sánchez Arrested

Global Voices Advocacy

Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez was arrested last night in the eastern province of Bayamo, Cuba, where she had traveled to attend and report on a trial. Although there are very...

Spain: Police Violence During Protest Outside Congress

The 25S movement brought thousands of people together to protest in front of the Spanish Parliament in Madrid on September 25. The atmosphere became tense, just as predicted, with police...

Spain: The Banks Win, the People Lose

The consulting firm Oliver Wyman, which assesses the solidity of the main Spanish banks, has made public its conclusion: the banks will need 52 000 million euros to get out...

Dominican Republic: Proposal to Toughen Sentences for Minors

The House of Representatives has approved a controversial bill to increase the maximum sentences for minors who commit crimes. Although some support the measure, believing it will decrease the delinquency...

China Updating North Korean Television News

Venezuela: ‘Faces and Voices’ of an Election

Through a series of photographs and quotes, Portuguese photographer Eduardo Leal captures the thoughts and feelings of the Venezuelan people as they explain who they will vote for in the...

Collaboration on Crowdsourced Mapping in Venezuela

Technology for Transparency Network

A lot of people will be Tweeting, Facebook updating and texting about the presidential election in Venezuela this weekend -and many will be using social media to share reports of...

China, Taiwan: Is Taiwanese democracy changing Chinese students?

Trinidad & Tobago: Attacked Whilst Eating Fast Food

Trinidad businessman Gregory Wight was recently attacked whilst patronizing a doubles stand (doubles are a common street food sandwich). The incident was vehemently condemned on social media, with many bloggers...

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