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  »

· January, 2011

Stories about Human Rights from January, 2011

27 January 2011

Egypt: Reports of Police Brutality, Arrests and Live Ammuntion

More reports are emerging of arrests and police harassment and brutality, as Egyptians rise for the for the third day in a row. There are also reports of deaths but...

Russia: “Anonymous Bomb” and “Random Scapegoats” of Domodedovo

RuNet Echo

In the aftermath of the Jan. 24 suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, which killed at least 35 people and left over 100 wounded, some Russophone bloggers are once again...

26 January 2011

Iran: A blogger's life in danger

Mexico: Indigenous Rights Advocate, Bishop Samuel Ruiz, Dies

On January 24th, Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia passed away at the age of 86. He was known for his work as an advocate of the rights of the indigenous Mayan...

Guyana: End of Relationship, Not End of Life

South Korea's Most Retweeted Story: Newspaper Ad Against Unfair Layoff

25 January 2011

Egypt: The January 25 Demonstrations in Photographs

A picture is worth a thousand tweets, especially when Twitter is blocked in Egypt in order to halt the transfer of information about the ongoing demonstrations in Egypt today.

Cuba: Marta's Victory

Cuba: Old Age in Cuba

Tunisia: Keeping a Tab on Dissidents

Kenya: Sue: The Kenyan prostitute building a brand online

The Kenyan Blogosphere has just recently been graced by not your usual blogger and not your usual genre: a street prostitute building her brand online by sharing her experience and...

Brazil/Tunisia: Cartoons on the Tunisian Revolution

Brazil: Neo-Colonialism in Africa

Brazil: Micro Grants for Transparency Hackers

Brazil: Belo Monte Dam returns to the spotlight

The Brazilian government expressed its wish to start building the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in 2011. Immediately, a virtual mobilization against the project broke out. In spite of the...

24 January 2011

Mexico: The Passing of Indigenous Rights Supporter Bishop Samuel Ruiz

Cuba: Obama Eases Several Embargo Restrictions

US President Barack Obama signed into law a series of small legislative reforms to the US embargo on Cuba. Many in the US-Cuba blogging community hailed this as a small...

Brazil: Chief of Police assaults man on a wheelchair

Uzbekistan: Uzbek president's visit to Brussels condemned by civil society