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· January, 2012

Stories about Photos from January, 2012

31 January 2012

Spanish-Speaking Twittersphere Fumes Over Announcement

Twitter's announcement that it will restrict certain user content according to the laws of individual countries immediately caused a negative reaction in the Spanish-speaking Twittersphere. Twitter users widely employed the...

30 January 2012

Pakistan: Moral Policing of Dating Couples Gets TV Show Axed

In a recent live Pakistani television show, a group of middle aged women were seen scouring the parks of Karachi to hold accountable the couples dating without their guardians' knowledge....

South Africa: Student Anti-Racism Poster Causes a Stir

South Africa's Democratic Alliance Students Organisation recently released a controversial poster as part of their anti-racism campaign, which shows a naked mixed-race couple embracing. The poster has caused a huge...

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....

26 January 2012

Jordan: Let it Snow

The long awaited white visitor has arrived to Jordan, after a couple of dry cold fronts it came and quickly melted. It didn't even accumulate but it brought in lots...

25 January 2012

Brazil: “Massacre of Pinheirinho” Causes an Uproar

The violent eviction of the community of Pinheirinho, in the city of São José dos Campos, in the state of São Paulo, became known as "Massacre of Pinheirinho" after a...

Africa: 2012 Cup of Nations Kicks Off!

The Africa Cup of Nations began in Bata, Equatorial Guinea this Saturday, January 21, kicking off three weeks of fierce competition.  The Cup is the most important international football competition...

Poland: Government Will Sign ACTA Despite Massive Protest

Despite a massive Internet protest and controversies around the secret manner of negotiations, the Polish government will sign the anti-piracy agreement ACTA on January 26, as planned. Katarzyna Odrozek reports.

24 January 2012

Madagascar: What Next, After Former President Is Denied Entry?

Malagasy citizens anxiously witnessed former President Marc Ravalomanana's attempt to return home after three years in exile, last Saturday. A few days after the issue, bloggers analyze the state of...

23 January 2012

Guatemalans Climb to Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence

Madagascar: Exiled Former President Ravalomanana Refused Return

Since January 18 2012, former president Marc Ravalomanana has announced that he would return to Madagascar soon after being in exile in South Africa for three years. On January 21,...

20 January 2012

Turkey: Post-Murder Trial, Thousands Remember Hrant Dink

Thousands have marched in Turkey to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist and Agos newspaper editor Hrant Dink.

19 January 2012

Venezuela: Childhood, Dance, Folklore… and Propaganda

Carmen Helena González shared pictures of a dance rehearsal through a public photo album on Facebook titled "Venezuela dances to the tune of..." The pictures are accompanied by reflections questioning...

Brazil: Movement Claims Right for Public Space During Carnival

The Carnival of Salvador, in Brazil, is one of the biggest street parties in the world. People from the city, however, have been fed up by the excess of commercialization...

18 January 2012

Turkey: Hrant Dink Murder Trial Closes

Five years and 25 hearings later, the trial to convict those responsible for the murder of Hrant Dink, a Turkish-Armenian journalist, has come to a close.

Global Online Community Protests U.S. Anti-Piracy Bills

Today, January 18, is an important day for the Internet. Corporate websites, from Google to Twitpic, along with civil society groups and individuals, have all joined together in a common...

16 January 2012

Colombia: Protesters Say ‘No More’ to Bullfighting

Russia: Rooftop Krasnoyarsk Pictures

Russia: Overview of Top RuNet Trends and Events in 2011

RuNet Echo

At the end of this turbulent and inspiring year, Global Voices RuNet Echo editors present you with the list of events that had a profound impact on the Russian Internet...

15 January 2012

Morocco: Activist Rapper Freed

Mouad Belghouat "Al Haked" (The Indignant), a 24-year-old Moroccan rap artist and outspoken critic of Morocco's monarchy, was released on Thursday from prison where he had been held since last...