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20 February 2013

Stories from 20 February 2013

Bolivia: Indigenous Communities Battle for Territory

Plans for a road which would cut through the heart of the Isiboro Sécure National Park and Indigenous Territory, or TIPNIS, continue to provoke debate and cause conflict in Bolivia....

[Webcast] Thoughts On The Fallout from Kony 2012

Ruha Devanesan explores how Invisible Children has responded to criticism of Kony 2012 and adapted its messaging and asks what lessons can be learned by the human rights advocacy community.

Journalist's Stabbing a ‘Warning’ for Tajik Opposition

A Tajik journalist and critic of the regime is in hospital after being stabbed in Moscow. The netizens in Tajikistan have little doubt that the attack on the journalist was...

E-Journal on Balkan History and Archaeology

President Correa, “Citizens Must Control Technology”

Barbados: Elections Tomorrow

Jamaica: Reggae, Bleaching and Black History

The Bobs Awards Are Back – Nominate Your Favourite Sites & Microbloggers today!

That blog or online activism site you visit each day without fail. That microblogger whose 140 characters sparkle with such wit and insight. Here's your chance to have those sites...

Saudi Arabia: Activist Accuses Judge of Conflict of Interest

Earlier today, February 20th, the first hearing session for Saudi Political and Civil Rights Association (ACPRA) co-founder Dr Abdulkareem al-Khadr was held at Criminal Court in Buraidah. Among his "crimes"...

Targeted by Kuwaiti Police, Stateless Video Blogger Calls it Quits

A video blogger in Kuwait is walking away from his cyber-activism, writing that police have threatened and beaten him. Mona Kareem tells us why the Angry Bedoon will no longer...

Turkey: Lynch Attempt on Kurdish Members of Parliament in Sinop

Kurdish members of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) and Democratic Congress of the People (HDK) faced a lynch attempt by almost 2,000 angry protesters during their visit to Sinop,...

Mauritanians Protest Tahrir Square Assaults

Brazil: Turtles Take Over Public Transport

Brazilian Artists Idealize their Mona Lisa

Global Voices Seeks Part-Time Developer

Global Voices seeks a part-time web designer and developer to help maintain and redesign our many WordPress and other LAMP-based sites, working closely with our primary developer

Brunei's ‘Nature Avengers’ Think Big

“Ask Angy” Humanizes the Experience of Undocumented Immigrants

Angy Rivera shares her immigration story with the world in hopes of humanizing this complex experience, particularly in the United States. Two years ago she publicly announced that "she did...

Matisse Bustos Hawkes, Witness and the Power of Video

We spoke with Matisse Bustos Hawkes, communications manager at Witness, an international non-profit organization that uses the power of video and narrative to open the world's eyes to human rights'...

Bengali Language History Not Lost on Youth

Brazilians Push Back Against Porto Alegre Bus Fare Increase

A fight is brewing in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre over an increase in bus fares.

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