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· November, 2013

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Stories about English from November, 2013

28 November 2013

Political Prisoners of China Playing Cards

South Korea Retaliates Against Outspoken Catholic Priest with ‘Pro-North’ Accusations

A Catholic priest vocal in his criticism against South Korea's president over her government's electioneering scandal has been branded a 'pro-North Korea sympathizer' and is under investigation.

27 November 2013

Wealthy Tourists Can Now ‘Experience Poverty’ in Fake South African Slum

For 82 US dollars, you can "experience" poverty in a fake slum in South Africa, the only one in the world "equipped with under-floor heating and wireless Internet access".

Today: #AskGV About Central and Eastern Europe on Twitter at 8pm UTC

Egyptian Activists Arrested Under New Anti-Protest Law

Eighty-nine activists who are part of the No Military Trial campaign have been arrested by the Egyptian Ministry of Interior following new anti-protest law issued by interim president Adly Mansour.

Thailand Catching Fire as Anti-Government Protests Intensify

More than 100,000 anti-government protesters have stormed the streets of Bangkok in the past three days. Tensions rose when protesters occupied several government buildings

26 November 2013

Chinese Local Media Silent on Deadly Qingdao Explosion

"Censorship will always exist, but the media's real strength of character can always find a way to show its courage and conscience."

Fashion Show in Japan Takes on Violence Against Women

Global Voices Partners With Fundación MEPI

Fundación MEPI is an organization that promotes investigative journalism projects in Central America. Global Voices will republish their stories regularly, bringing you in-depth reporting about the region.

Red Square's Makeover: Goodbye, Lenin. Hello, Louis Vuitton!

RuNet Echo

Lenin’s Mausoleum is no longer the most imposing structure in Moscow’s Red Square. From now until January 19, that honor belongs to a 20-foot-tall Louis Vuitton advertisement.

Indonesia-Australia Diplomatic Tension Escalates Over Wiretapping

A diplomatic row erupted between Australia and Indonesia after a document leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that Australia has been conducting spying operations against some Indonesian leaders

Collection of Articles on the Sacking of Popular Tanzanian Opposition MP

Honduras: Over 600 Femicides in 2012

Uncertainty And Hope During Elections in Nepal

Nepal's elections to choose a new Constituent Assembly were finally held on 19 November 2013. The new assembly will be tasked with drafting Nepal's much awaited Constitution.

Wanted Tiananmen Activist Rebuffed in Attempt to Surrender to China Again

Wu'er Kaxi turned himself to the Hong Kong government in the airport and asked for extradition to mainland China as a fugitive. But he was expelled to Taiwan shortly after.

South Africa Doesn't Want You to See the President's Lavish House

The South African government has used $20 million to upgrade President Jacob Zuma's private residence. Government ministers have warned that anyone publishing photos of the home will be arrested.

Jamaica: Not Quite All Right

25 November 2013

Ukrainian pro-EU Protest Pleases the Russian Opposition

RuNet Echo

But no consensus on whether Ukraine should continue the long process of EU accession or whether it should forge yet closer ties with Russia.

South Korea's Spy Agency, Military Sent 24.2 Million Tweets to Manipulate Election

A recent investigation revealed that the latest presidential election manipulation was done systematically and on a massive scale. The South Korean Twittersphere is buzzing with angry comments.

‘Las Patronas’ Receive Human Rights Award for Work Feeding Migrants

Norma Vázquez Romero was given the 2013 Mexican Human Rights Award for feeding migrants from Central America and Southern Mexico en route to the United States.

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