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Ciara Nugent

From Ireland but based in London. Global Voices lets me keep a finger in the translation pie while sharing interesting information with the wider world.

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Latest posts by Ciara Nugent

20 March 2013

Italy: Grillo's Party Takes the Lead in Political Stalemate

Social media played an influential role in the success of M5S, leading to one of the youngest Parliaments in Europe -- but Italy's political stagnation is far from over.

7 February 2013

Italy: Gay Couples Are Allowed to Raise Children, according to Supreme Court

A recent decision by Italy's Supreme Court has heated up the debate both online and offline. Judges seem inclined to reduce discrimination against LGBT couples, thus embracing the recommendations by...

5 January 2013

Italy: #iostoconmarco, hunger strike against inhuman jail conditions

Marco Pannella, long-standing Radical Party leader, went on hunger-and-thirst strike demanding better living conditions in Italian jails -- with great support and lively discussion on social media. Now the hope...

17 November 2012

Hurdles in Making Italy's Illegal Workers ‘Legal’

The results of the legislative decree passed this summer in Italy to regularise thousands of illegal workers by regularisation of their undeclared employment, have not lived up to expectations. Here's...

5 November 2012

Unemployed Young Italians: Too “Choosy” to Stay in Italy?

Recent statements by the Italian Minister of Labour's have created a controversy and online "craze" centred on chronic youth unemployment, while citizen initiatives are launched to keep young Italians from...

18 September 2012

Italy: Workers Occupy Sardinian Coal Mine

When threatened with the future closure of Carbosulcis coal mine in Italy, miners from the pit occupied their workplace some 373 metres underground in protest. The occupation may have ended...

14 April 2012

Remembering Murdered Activist, Vittorio Arrigoni

A year after the killing in Gaza of the International Solidarity Movement activist, Vittorio Arrigoni, events are planned in cities throughout Italy, Europe, Palestine and the world. Citizens of the...

22 March 2012

Italy: Protests Blaze Over High-Speed Rail to France

The last few weeks have been particularly important (and controversial) for the "No Tav" movement, which, since 1981, has opposed the construction of a high speed train line between Turin...

18 November 2011

Crisis Camp Italy: Using Web 2.0 to Manage Emergencies

Mapping, geolocalization, citizen journalism, data management: just some of the topics to be discussed in Bologna on 19 November at Crisis Camp. The first Italian meeting about collaborative tools for...

12 November 2011

Italy/Tunisia: Migrants’ Opinions of the Arab Spring

A documentary film, #Revolution, featuring the voices of some African immigrants living in Italy will be part of "Immaginafrica", a festival dedicated to African film-making organised by the University of...

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