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· December, 2012

Stories about Migration & Immigration from December, 2012

30 December 2012

Promiscuity: The Image of Brazilian Women Abroad?

On a television program in Portugal, the president of the Portuguese Bar Association claimed "one of the things Brazil has most exported is prostitutes, among other things." Online responses have...

Who Wants to Overthrow Central African Republic President François Bozizé?

While an alliance of rebels named Seleka, is marching ahead towards Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), protests have been organized since December 26, 2012 asking for...

24 December 2012

Who Supports Russia's Ban on American Adoptions?

RuNet Echo

A slight majority of Russian internet users support the ban on adoptions by Americans. 50% do not understand the motivation for international adoptions, and 60% think that such adoptions endanger...

23 December 2012

Rohingya Refugees Rejected by Singapore

Singapore turned away 40 Rohingya shipwreck survivors who were rescued by a Vietnamese ship. Singapore netizens and human rights groups reacted strongly to the decision of authorities to send away...

19 December 2012

Caribbean: What Happened in 2012 (Part 1)

This year, events in the regional blogosphere were curiously bookended by hunger strikes. Part 1 of this 2012 recap takes a look at the topics that most shaped online discussion...

18 December 2012

The Elusive Quest for Peace with the M23 in the DRC

The current conflict in the Kivu Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) threatens to linger on despite an international effort to broker a truce between the M23 rebellion...

Increasing Risks of Humanitarian Disaster in Masisi Territory of DR of Congo

17 December 2012

Immigrants March for Equal Rights in Brazil

On December 2, a protest organised by foreigners residing in São Paulo took to the streets demanding full access to basic rights like health, security and decent work. The participants...

Chinese Youth Association of France Sues Magazine for Racial Defamation

15 December 2012

Fatal Wage Dispute Sparks Revenge Attacks Against Zambia's Somali Residents

The shooting of a Zambian worker allegedly by his Somali employer after a wage dispute, on 13 December, 2012, has triggered a series of revenge attacks against Somali residents in...

12 December 2012

Kuku's Case Reignites Racism Debate in Portugal

The recent acquittal of a police agent who shot and killed a 14-year-old boy named Kuku in a neighborhood of the outskirts of Lisbon in 2009 reignited the debate about...

Chinese-American Children Left Behind in China

8 December 2012

Fighting Deportation in the U.S.

The national "We Belong Together" campaign is compiling testimonies in response to the passing of new immigration laws in the U.S. and addressing the prejudices they perpetuate.

Spain: Young Emigrants Have “Spirit of Adventure”

Marina del Corral Téllez, the Secretary General of Immigration and Emigration of the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, has been in the spotlight thanks to certain statements which have...

6 December 2012

The Many Faces of Everyday Violence Against Women

The United Nations General Assembly designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Abdoulaye Bah gives an overview of reactions in the francophone blogosphere...

4 December 2012

Brazil: Humanities Students Claim Right to Study Abroad

The announcement to exclude the humanities in the new government notice outlying the official rules for application to the federal program to send Brazilian university students abroad, Ciência Sem Fronteiras...

3 December 2012

Brazilian Immigration Policy Faces New Challenges

Whereas the subject has long been debated in Europe and the USA, the issue of immigration has only recently gained prominence in Brazil. This new Brazilian reality throws up a...