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21 February 2013

Stories from 21 February 2013

Senegal Balks as President Recycles Predecessor's Pal

The president of Senegal's decision to appoint a local architect, renowned for his work but notorious for his political schmoozing with previous regimes, as the head of a proposed Senegalese...

Chile Takes Twitter User to Court Over Parody

A Twitter user is facing jail time in Chile after powerful business mogul Andrónico Luksic accused him of identity theft for creating parody accounts of him on the microblogging site.

Media Freedom Still Murky in Myanmar Despite Progress

Myanmar's decision to dissolve its notorious censorship board was praised by many groups as a step forward in promoting media freedom in the country. But press freedom watchdogs also highlighted...

Honduran President vs. Freedom of the Press

The Spanish Government's ‘Obscene’ Hashtag Makes Waves on Twitter

The Spanish governing party launched the hashtag #QuelaenseñeRubalcaba [#ShowyoursRubalcaba] in order to urge the leader of the opposition to publish his income tax return. The hashtag has been received with...

St. Vincent, Grenada: Silly Electoral System?

Global Voices in Sesión de Control

We are pleased to announce that, as of a few weeks ago, Sesión de Control, an online Spanish political affairs magazine, is republishing articles from Global Voices on its website.

China Not Blocking Hack Attack Discussion

North Korea Breaks YouTube Rules Again

A Fistful of Bloggers: Russian MP Pressured to Resign

RuNet Echo

Duma Ethics Committee Chairman Vladimir Pekhtin resigned today after a week of pressure from bloggers and the media over undeclared Florida property.

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