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11 January 2013

Stories from 11 January 2013

Pakistani Activist Khudi Ali Killed in Bombings Targeting Hazaras

On 10 January, 2013 in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta, 82 people lost their lives in back-to-back bombings that hit an area populated primarily by ethnic Hazara Shia Muslims. Irfan...

2012: A Year of Revolt and Social Change in Francophone Countries: Part 1 of 2

The year 2012 was marked by armed conflicts in Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic. There were elections in Senegal, Quebec and France, while demonstrations...

Richard Blanco: America's First Latino Inaugural Poet

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, requested his inaugural poem from Richard Blanco, son of Cuban immigrants and the first Latino, Spanish speaker, and gay man to receive...

Jamaica, Grenada: Master Sculptor Passes On

Discussing the Caribbean's Rape Culture

The disturbing gang-rape - and subsequent death - of a young woman in Delhi, India, has elicited global outrage and discussion about gender-based violence. A handful of Caribbean-based bloggers have...

Conversations: The Mayor of a Christian Syrian Village

As part of our effort to highlight civilian stories, below is a conversation between Syria Deeply and Abu Skandar, the mayor of Al Ghassanieh, a predominantly Christian village just past...

Free Online Course on Media and Information Literacy by UNESCO

Zonguldak Accident Draws Attention to Turkish Miners’ Plight

Eight miners were killed due to a gas leak on January 7, 2013. Zonguldak, the main mining city of Turkey, hits the headlines once again with this fatal mine accident....

Rethinking Public Service: Portuguese Bloggers Translate IMF Report

Kenya: Prime Minister Raila Odinga Leads in Opinion Poll

Kenya: Refugee-run online news magazine

Journalist Killed During Ceasefire Talks in Central African Republic

Nobel Peacemaker Ramos Horta's Mission to Guinea Bissau

The political chaos in which Guinea Bissau finds itself embroiled - and more so since the April 2012 coup d'etat - may be a little closer to finding a resolution...

Infographic: What does China think?

Who Should Be in the Internet Hall of Fame?

2012: Year of Milestones for Global Voices Lingua Project

Lingua, the translation project that makes Global Voices truly global, celebrated many milestones in 2012. What will 2013 bring?

Man’s Death Inspires Solidarity in Midst of Devastating Storm in Lebanon

As a devastating storm rages in Lebanon, the death of a homeless man inspires a wave of solidarity. Few people knew his name before he was found dead near the...

How Many More Syrians Must Die?

How many Syrians must die for the world to act? Syria Deeply catches up with Bessma Momani, a senior fellow at CIGI and Brookings Institution and an associate professor at...

Social Media Buzz: The Fallout of Assad's Speech

President Bashar Al Assad gave a rare speech on Sunday, his first since June, igniting Facebook and Twitter discussions that provided a jolt to both his supporters and opponents. The...

Peru: Wendy Sulca, YouTube Phenomenon, Teased Once Again

Peruvian YouTube star Wendy Sulca greeted her supposed fans on her Tweetcam earlier this month, seemingly unaware that she was the victim of a series of pranks as she stated...

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