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· July, 2011

Stories about Development from July, 2011

29 July 2011

Global Voices Bloggers to Mentor Youth Activists from 10 Countries

Today we announce the names of 10 Global Voices bloggers and 11 activists who will be working together virtually over the next months as part of a new mentoring initiative...

Armenia: The Barber of Ashtarak

26 July 2011

Republic of Congo: Is the New ‘Made In Africa’ Tablet Actually Chinese?

A new ‘made in Africa' tablet computer from the Republic of Congo was announced in June 2011 to much fanfare. While technical innovation in Africa is worth celebrating, it's worth...

21 July 2011

Barbados: Legal Battle over Wetlands

China: Bring Your Books to Rural Villages

A prominent Chinese scholar is encouraging netizens to "bring their books to the villages". Now a number of centres have been set up in cities across the country to handle...

20 July 2011

Russia: Online Effort to Discredit Environmentalists Exposed

Peru: Amazonian Indigenous Life Threatened By Petroleum

An hour long documentary shows the traditional lives of indigenous people in the Amazon, and how their subsistence lifestyle is threatened by petroleum exploitation and monoculture of renewable energy sources...