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· November, 2011

Below are posts about citizen media in English. Don't miss Global Voices, where Global Voices posts are translated into English! Read about our Lingua project to learn more about how Global Voices content is being translated into other languages.

Stories about English from November, 2011

Malaysia: Netizens React to ‘Peaceful Assembly Bill’

The Malaysian Parliament has approved the Peaceful Assembly Bill which gives police broad powers to control and even ban street assemblies and protests. Activists described the measure as an attack...

Myanmar: Meeting Aung San Suu Kyi

dawn_1o9 from Myanmar narrates her memorable meeting with global democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

Clinton's Visit to Myanmar

US Campaign 4 Burma gathers news stories and other online reports on the historic visit US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Myanmar.

Myanmar, Thailand: Mong Kok Coal Project

A special report was published by Shanland about the devastating impact of a coal mining project in Mong Kok. The project will affect several communities in Thailand and Myanmar.

Indonesia: Social Media Situation

Indonesian netizen @donnybu posts on Slideshare a presentation about the social media situation in Indonesia, including the challenges faced by internet users as they campaign for greater internet freedom

Cambodia: Law on Prison Labor

Human Rights Watch is opposed to the proposed law in Cambodia that would permit prison labor to be used by private companies.

South Africa: Sci-Fi Novel “Zoo City” to Get Film Adaptation

South African science fiction novel “Zoo City” will soon be a movie: “After winning several literary awards and garnering global acclaim for its clever originality, South African author Lauren Beukes’...

Colombia: Internally Displaced People Tell Blogger their Stories

According to the Consultancy for Human Rights and Displacement (CODHES) Colombia has 5.2 million internally displaced people. Mike Ceaser talked “to several of the displaced people who've been demonstrating daily...

Egypt: Tear Gas Shipment Raises Questions About the US

A new tear gas shipment to Egypt from the United States leaves netizens confused. Is the United States a friend of Arab revolutions or a supporter of Arab tyrants?

Cuba: Under “Survey-lance”

“As far as many Cubans here are concerned, it is not necessary to have survey results to verify the high levels of discontent and uncertainty we live under”: Without Evasion...

Trinidad & Tobago: Impressed with Miss Miles

Dingolay reviews the new play about Gene Miles (a whistleblower for a political corruption scandal in the 1960s, who subsequently became a social outcast), admitting she was “a bit chilled...

Barbados: The Pride of Independence

Barbadian bloggers post their Independence Day greetings, here, here, here and here.

Bermuda: Public Debate about Crime Reduction Methods?

Respice Finem examines the sensitive issue of the Bermuda police's “stop and search” policy as part of their crime reduction arsenal, saying that the concern of “those advocating caution…is that...

Jamaica: First Afro Chess Grandmaster

Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp republishes an interview with Maurice Ashley, “the Jamaica-born Grandmaster of Chess”.

Puerto Rico: Blogger Exposes Misleading Commercial

Puerto Rican blogger Ed Morales gave a first hand account of the shooting of a Fiat commercial that shows actress and singer Jennifer López driving around her old neighborhood in...

China: New Tactics to Rally Around Blind Activist Lawyer

Andy Yee translated an activist, Xiao Cuo's suggestion on sustainable tactics to support blind activist lawyer, Chen Guangcheng who have been detained by the local government in Shandong for more...

Hong Kong: LGBT Come Out Video

“I am who I am”, produced by an activist group, Nutongxueshe, is a series of video for the LGBT community in Hong Kong to come out and speak about their...

Ukraine: Government Gives In to Pressure, Bans Killing of Stray Dogs

On Oct. 22, Vasyl Pawlowsky wrote about the often “sadistic” ways of getting rid of stray dogs in Ukraine ahead of the Euro 2012 Football Championship. Tell Ukraine to Stop...

Ukraine: Update on Jailed Ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko; Donetsk Protests

Foreign Notes cites journalist Viktoria Syumar's blog post [ru], which compares prison conditions of the jailed ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko to those of Anders Breivik, and writes – here and here...

Sri Lanka: Project Roku

Murshid introduces Project Roku, a next generation conversation system born in Sri Lanka.

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