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11 December 2012

Stories from 11 December 2012

A Festival to Celebrate Free Software in Nicaragua

Online Tools for People with Disabilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

India: The Menace Of Eve-Teasing

Croatia's EU Negotiation Model: A View From Turkey

Independent French Data Journalism Website OWNI Under Threat of Closure

News of the imminent demise of OWNI (OWNI.fr), an independent French data journalism media outlet, surfaced last week. Famous for its close collaboration with WikiLeaks, OWNI developed the WarLogs application...

A Research On Gender Sensitive Speech Online

Voices of Dignity – Women Survivors of Colombia's Armed Conflict

Through the powerful testimonies of Yoladis Zúñiga and Petronila Mendoza -two Colombian women who fled their homes after paramilitaries killed their husbands and raided their villages- the multimedia project Voices...

Global Voices: Where Every Voice Counts

Global Voices Advocacy

The idea that every voice counts is one that is very close to the notion of Global Voices as a platform and as a community. As netizens unite to have...

Trinidad & Tobago: How the Grief Stole Christmas

Netizens “Bow Farewell” to Guyanese Writer Jan Carew

Guyanese writer Jan Carew passed away at his home in Louisville, Kentucky on December 5th. One of the most prominent West Indian writers of his generation, Carew was a poet,...

What is Web Mapping?

Technology for Transparency Network

In this post we learn more about web mapping with MapBox's Ian Ward, as he explains some of the organization's recent projects and how these visualization tools are improving communication...

Egypt: “Which Article of the Constitution Are You Objecting?”

Recent events in Egypt demonstrate the deepening rift between the ruling Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and an increasing proportion of the population. Rayna St is bringing us up-to-date with the situation...

Mexico: “What is it like to live in Monterrey, really?”

Access Innovation Prize 2012 Recognizes Costa Rican Facebook App

Access.org announced the winners of the 1st Annual Access Tech Innovation Prize Awards, a new initiative that awards ideas that use information technology to promote human rights and address issues...

Land Grabbing for BioFuel in Madagascar

Rare Protest in Beijing Against Express Train Catches China by Surprise

A protest against the Shenyang-Beijing Express Train Route in downtown Beijing on December 9, 2012 has caught many Chinese netizens by surprise. Some believe that it is a sign for...

When a Coup is not a Coup in Mali

China's Weibo Guru Kai-fu Lee Talks About Higher Education Issues

China: Fake RMB Donations Triggers Online Debate

Mehzar – Pakistan's Youngest Victim of Violence Against Shias

Mehzar Zahra is one of the youngest victims of the ongoing assault on Shia Muslims by terrorists and extremists organizations in Pakistan. The 12 year -old girl was shot while...

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