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· November, 2013

Stories about Technology from November, 2013

Dubai Wins the Expo 2020!

Dubai has been selected to host the World Expo trade convention in 2020. The Twittersphere celebrates.

Reasons for Power Outages in Benin

Benin has suffered more power outages over the last few days with the national electric energy company (SEEB) denying all responsibility. Nigeria supplies a large quantity of Benin's power, even...

Brazilian Activists Meet in Free Media Week in Rio de Janeiro

A series of debates and workshops dedicated to the democratization of the media, digital radio, cryptography and surveillance, among other digital activism issues, starts tomorrow, November 26, in Rio de...

Two Brazilian Women Kill Themselves After Sex Tape, Nude Photos Leaked

"I am afraid but I think is goodbye forever," 17-year-old Julia Rebeca wrote on her Twitter account before taking her own life.

100 Digital Projects That Truly Inspire

The Nominet Trust in the United Kingdom announce their 100 favorite projects using digital technology for social good (#NT100).

Is South Korea Encouraging Portal Sites to Self-Censor?

The South Korean government has announced plans to allow large portal sites to censor or delete user comments that are deemed libelous or slanderous.

Brazilian “Wikicity” Travels to the World Forum for Democracy

Known as “the capital of participatory democracy”, the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre will become subject for a lab in the World Forum for Democracy. Focus will be given to...

VIDEO: Fighting Pakistan's YouTube Ban, One Hug at a Time

A YouTube mascot roams Karachi in protest of Pakistan's ban of the video-sharing website in a recently released clip. "If you want me back, hug me," the mascot says.

RESULTS: Uganda's First Ever Social Media Awards

The first ever Uganda Social Media Awards (SMAs) took place on 15 November 2013 at The Hub, Oasis Mall in Kampala, Uganda. The objectives of the awards, which were organised...

The Caribbean Review of Books Reinvents Itself Online

Regional litbloggers will be glad to know that The Caribbean Review of Books is back in publication – online – with some help from Bocas Lit Fest.

Japan's Open Data Policy Still Needs Work

Even though the Japanese government is working toward advancing its open data policy, the country has a ways to go, ranking 30th out of 70 countries, according to an index...

Reengineer the News! Global Voices Partners with Oximity

Oximity, a new website for news reading and writing, presents Global Voices stories to their readers in multiple languages.

“Catalan Independence” Explained in 16 Languages

The debut video of The Catalan Project (@Catalan_Project) features Fernando de Castro, “a Catalan from Galicia and Spanish”, presenting the project and explaining why some Catalans want independence from Spain using the...

GV Face: Helping Haiyan Survivors in the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan has killed thousands in central Philippines. This week we speak to our Philippine authors and an aid worker about how we can help.

Jamaica: Get with the (Interactive TV) Program!

You can buy the exclusive rights to such shows but you can’t do that and treat them as if they’re the kind of traditional uni-directional, analog content that’s on its...

Thinking About Blogging at WordCamp Kenya 2013

White Africa thinks about blogging at WordCamp Kenya 2013 Today finds me in Nanyuki, Kenya at WordCamp Kenya 2013. The past couple years, I’ve been traveling during the event, but...

New Knight Center MOOC on Media Project Development

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas [es], with the support of Google [es], will be offering a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Spanish for journalists and student...

North Korean Tablet Debuts on eBay, But Under Suspicion of Pirating Angry Birds

North Korea’s recently-launched Android-based tablet, Samjiyon appeared on eBay, listed by a Canadian account with a shipping location of Yanji in China. North Korea Tech blog also reports that the...

Bring Your Tapes: Welcome to the Post-Digital Era

Sara Moreira speaks with the VHS wielding mascot, Antifluffy, at the Future Places media lab for citizenship in Porto, Portugal.

Mobile App Offers Indian Women Lifeline in Fight Against Rape

The Smart Suraksha App is an Android application that puts a cry for help only one click away.

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