Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

· December, 2012

Stories about Breaking News from December, 2012

10 December 2012

‘The Economist’ Accused of Hacking by Bangladesh's War Crimes Tribunal

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) is an ongoing tribunal in Bangladesh that was set up to investigate and provide justice regarding the war crimes during the Bangladesh Liberation War of...

9 December 2012

Egypt's Opposition to Boycott Constitution Referendum Vote

Egypt's opposition coalition the National Salvation Front said tonight (Dec 9, 2012) they would boycott a referendum on a new constitution, scheduled for Saturday (Dec 15, 2012). Their rejection for...

7 December 2012

Pardon Granted to Police Officers Convicted of Torture in Spain

The sentence of police officers found guilty of torturing a Romanian citizen in 2006 has been commuted and they have been fined instead. This development has reignited the debate on...

6 December 2012

Protests Continue in Bahrain

Fear of Food Crisis after Locust Invasion in the South of Madagascar

Death of Colombian Football Player Miguel Calero Shakes Mexico

Mexicans expressed their support and solidarity on Twitter after learning that Colombian and former football player Miguel Calero had been declared brain dead. Hours after this post was published in...

5 December 2012

Iran: Jailed Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh Ends Hunger Strike After 49 Days

The Iranian blogosphere is filled with joy as lawyer and prisoner of conscience Nasrin Sotoudeh has reportedly ended her hunger strike after 49 days.

Cuba: Democracy Advocate Rodiles Released; Blogger Diversent Remains Detained

Antonio Rodiles, curator of the independent scholarly forum Estado de SATS, was released in Havana last Wednesday after enduring over three weeks of detention. Rodiles was arrested on November 7,...

2 December 2012

Enrique Peña Nieto Sworn in as Mexico's President Amid Protests

On December 1, 2012, Enrique Peña Nieto took oath as Mexico's president amid riots and protests. Netizens in downtown Mexico City used social media to inform about clashes with the...

1 December 2012

North Korea Announces Next Satellite Launch

Syria is Back Online

Syria is back online - at least parts of it are, according to Syrian netizens abroad, who have been trying frantically to connect with loved ones during a three day...