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· January, 2012

Stories about Migration & Immigration from January, 2012

30 January 2012

US, Russia: The Flying Balalaika Brothers Bridge Cultural Gaps in Texas

Like many of their compatriots, musicians Zhenya Kolykhanov and Sergey Vaschenko emigrated from Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and have since established themselves...

27 January 2012

Myanmar (Burma): Betwixt and Between

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Burmese Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, urging further support from the international community in Myanmar....

Video Highlights: Music, Indigenous Initiatives, Indignation and Wonder

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Latin America, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa and Eastern and Central Europe, selected by Juliana Rincón...

24 January 2012

Hong Kong Rethinks its Relationship with Mainland China

15 years after Hong Kong's return to mainland China, Hong Kongers have little mood for celebration. Tensions run deep between Hong Kongers and mainlanders. Bloggers and social critics explore recent...

20 January 2012

China and Hong Kong: Train Scuffle Ignites Cross-Border Fury

A passenger scuffle over mainland Chinese tourists eating food on a train in Hong Kong, is the latest of a series of cross-border controversies between China and Hong Kong, amidst...

17 January 2012

Black Women in European Politics: from Struggle to Success

Nowadays, it is a common to witness African-born women with successful careers in Europe. Despite the evident challenges, many have also distiguished themselves in politics. Still, it was not so...

Russia: Moscow Population Cuts

11 January 2012

Australia: Politician Sprayed Over Migrant Deodorant “Dog-Whistle”

Teresa Gambaro, a Federal Member of the Australian Parliament, called for immigrants on work visas to be taught ‘social norms’ such as the use of deodorants and waiting in orderly...

10 January 2012

Libya: A Letter from a Woman in Benghazi

A Libyan woman from Benghazi is criticizing her countrymen for marrying non-Libyans after the revolution. She states that Libyan women are not getting rights equal to those granted to men...

9 January 2012

South Sudan: Humanitarian Crisis in the World's Newest Country

Less than a year since declaring its independence in July 2011 to become the world's newest country, South Sudan continues to face a humanitarian crisis especially in the wake of...

Israel, Ethiopia: Ethiopian Jews and Other Black Immigrants in Israel

Hong Kong: Protest Against Luxury Brand to Defend Local Identity

A recent video showing a Dolce & Gabbana security guard telling a local Hong Kong resident that photographs of the store cannot be taken from the outside sidewalk, while wealthy...

8 January 2012

Africa: ICTs for Refugees and Displaced Persons

In Africa and elsewhere, ICTs have become an important tool at times of crisis with technologies such as SMS, VOIP, and mobile phones becoming especially invaluable for refugees and displaced...

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