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· October, 2012

Stories about Ideas from October, 2012

30 October 2012

Talking With Rebecca MacKinnon About ‘Consent Of The Networked’

Global Voices In Spanish talked to Rebecca MacKinnon, co-founder of Global Voices, about her book Consent Of The Networked, which deals with the governance of the Internet and the right...

Retio: A Free Application to Fight Drug Trafficking in Mexico

Paula Gonzalo from Periodismo Ciudadano (Citizen Journalism) tells us about Retio, a free application used to map the war against drug trafficking in Mexico through citizen reports sent via Twitter.

27 October 2012

Occupy Movement Rallies for ‘Debt Strike’ Worldwide

Under the slogan “You are not a loan, you are not alone”, Occupy Wall Street's “Strike Debt” group is aiming to inject life into a resistance movement against debt repayment....

19 October 2012

Panama: TEDxPanamaCity 2012

France: Photos and Impressions from the World Forum for Democracy 2012 in Strasbourg

The first World Forum for Democracy took place in Strasbourg, France, from October 5 - 11, 2012. The co-editor of Global Voices in French was in attendance and reported on...

Cartoon: Economic Crisis and the Nazis in Greece

15 October 2012

It's Blog Action Day! Celebrate the “Power Of We”

Every year, bloggers around the world join forces and write about one topic, on one day, to reach a collective audience of millions. It's Blog Action Day today, and we're...

11 October 2012

Developing Latin America 2012

Technology for Transparency Network

The regional hackathon Developing Latin America, organised by Foundation Ciudadano Inteligente (Intelligent Citizen) in six Latin American countries, brings together multidisciplinary teams of designers, developers, entrepreneurs, journalists and citizens that...

Chinese Hold Breath for Nobel Literature Prize

This year, Chinese writer Mo Yan and Japanese Haruki Murakami are top bets to win the Nobel literature prize. While excitement for the potential win for China is great, some...

8 October 2012

Blog Action Day 2012 Celebrates ‘The Power of We’

So far, bloggers from 95 countries are ready to type with fast and fit fingers. For one day they will blog about one common theme creating a colorful collection of...

2 October 2012

Hong Kong: National Education Scrapped but Tensions Continue

The Hong Kong government's controversial plan to introduce a moral and national education curriculum (hereafter national education) in elementary schools has finally been scrapped after rigorous citizen protests - including...

Russia: Philanthropy Through Advertising

RuNet Echo

The project “A Minute of Your Day for Good” (1minute.ru) was launched in November 2011. Users of the platform can accrue "charity minutes," which advertisers later honor in cash. Aleksey...

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