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· January, 2012

Stories about Elections from January, 2012

13 January 2012

Russia: Social Networks Mobilise Society

RuNet Echo

Facebook, the possibility to calculate numbers of protest participants, slogans from the Internet, a wide variety of gadgets - these are four new important factors in the analysis of demonstrations...

11 January 2012

India: The Curious Case of Draping Statues to Ensure Fair Elections

Netizens react to the recent order by the Indian Election Commission that all statues in the state of Uttar Pradesh of current Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati and her party symbol,...

Global Voices in French: Translators’ Choice 2011

In 2011, volunteer translators at Global Voices in French translated hundreds of articles and updates on world events and we'd like to say "'Merci!". We've asked them which translation struck...

Nigeria 2011: A Year of Small Victories and Great Challenges

2011 will go down in Nigeria's history as the year of the nation's third presidential election since independence. For the first half of the year, the blogosphere was abuzz with...

Russia: Legal Immunity for Artistic Freedom?

Russia: Return to Photoshop Politics

Russia: A Liberal Use of the Western Toolbox?

Belarus: Running for Office or Not

10 January 2012

South Korea: Anger and Suspicion Grows Over Election Rigging

A political scandal is brewing in South Korea over alleged election rigging, despite the police's conclusion that the nation's election commission website was disconnected due to a distributed denial of...

Libya: Draft Electoral Law Criticized

A few days ago, the Libyan government released a draft of a new election law for public debate. The aim was for citizens to discuss it and find out the...

7 January 2012

Eurozone Crisis: 2011 Citizen Media Responses

The year 2011 will be remembered for the European debt crisis and its impact on the global economy, but also for its hard consequences on everyday lives. We sum up...

6 January 2012

Jamaica: “Official” Languages

Zambia 2011: Two Events That Shook the Country

Two events in Zambia will go down as having shaken the country to its core in 2011. The first was the death of Second Republican President Frederick Chiluba and the...

Occupy Wall Street Demands Release of the South Korean President's Vocal Critic

South Korea: Students Protest Against Election Rigging

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