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· December, 2011

Stories about Elections from December, 2011

Iran: “Law of Computer Crimes” and Parliamentary Elections

Jamaica: why they lost the election

Jamaica: a new prime minister

Mozambique: On the City of Quelimane, New Epicenter of Politics

Mayoral by-elections in the city of Quelimane, which opposition candidate Manuel de Araújo won, were enthusiastically debated in social networks. Interest in the electoral process went far beyond the provincial...

Russia: Moscow Election Committee Calls to Prosecute Popular Blogger

Russia: Social Network In-Between Security Services and Free Market

As social networks in Russia like Vkontakte play an ever increasing role in communication between post-election protesters, so too grows the interest of the security services to limit them. This...

Morocco: The Tale of the February 20 Movement in 20 Videos

A look back at how the Moroccan pro-democracy movement "February 20" has used videos, as very powerful and viral social media tool to get its message across. Hisham Almiraat shares...

Russia: The Opposition in St. Petersburg Fails to Reach Understanding

December 2011 post-election protest events consist of two elements: 'professional oppositioners' and concerned citizens. In Moscow those two elements managed to get together. In St. Petersburg, however, the meeting was...

Zambia: Has the 90 Days Promise Been Fulfilled?

Zambia’s new government reached its landmark 90 days in government on December 23, a period during which it promised to turn around people’s lives. Netizens on various social networking sites...

Jamaica: politician too loud?

Bermuda: a blog break?

Jamaica: support for LGBT rights?

Jamaica: out of context

Video Highlights: Protests, Elections, Culture and GV

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, selected...

Russia: Opposition Faces Online Communication Problems

The ability to broadcast the events of December 2011 in Russia live online, has made people around the world and in the country the spectators of a truly historical event –...

Russia: Phone Hacking Case Unites Opposition

The leaking of private phone conversations of a prominent Russian opposition leader to the media has given rise to many issues and left a lot of questions unanswered. Dmitry Davidov...

Jamaica: election language

Russia: Alexey Navalny Released From Jail

Jamaica: vote or not?

Russia: Mikhail Khodorkovsky and the 2012 Presidential Election

Incarcerated since 2003, Mikhail Khodorkovsky is once again in Russia's political spotlight as presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov vows to pardon him if he's elected next spring. Donna Welles reports.

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