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23 November 2012

Daily archive · 7 posts

Stories from 23 November 2012

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Trinidad & Tobago: Hunger Striker Prepared to go the Distance to Protest Highway

Environmental activist and literature professor Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh has gone on a hunger strike to protest the construction of the Debe to Mon Desir section of a highway in southeastern...

Has Morsi Pulled a Mubarak and Cut the Internet Off Tahrir Square?

Egyptian netizens are reporting Internet cuts around Tahrir Square, the epi-centre of the Egyptian revolution while others are saying it in working fine. If the Internet is being disrupted by...

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Zambian Phone Apps Gather Country's News in One Place

After an Android phone app that allows Zambians to participate in the on-going constitution making process was developed, a couple of new apps, Zambia News Daily and The Zambian, which...

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Crowdmapping Water Contamination in Peruvian Indigenous Communities

Technology for Transparency Network

How can individuals hold the extractive industries accountable for the impacts – poisoned water, food, and heightened conflict are a few examples – of its activities? One project, called La...

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Afro-Brazilian Women, Tight Curly Hair and Black Consciousness

On November 20, Brazil celebrated Black Awareness Day; in honor of the day, we invite you to watch the documentary Raíz Forte (Strong Roots), "start a discussion about hair in...

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Hackathons in Droves: How is a Hackathon Organised?

Technology for Transparency Network

In the following guest article, J.J. Merelo, Doctor in Physics and Professor at the University of Granada, Spain, tells us of his experience organising educational hackathons in light of the regional...

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China: Last Words of 19 Tibetans Who Committed Self-Immolation

Tsering Woeser, a dissent writer who reports on the human rights situation in Tibet, has collected 19 last wills and testaments of Tibetans who self-immolated to help people understand their...

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