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· December, 2011

Stories about Photos from December, 2011

5 December 2011

Russia: The Revolt of “Net Hamsters”

RuNet Echo

The day after the elections, Russians got together to rally against election fraud. Even though the United Russia party, according to preliminary results, is to lose some 77 seats compared...

Kuwait: A New Prime Minister and Detainees Bailed Out

More than two weeks after protesters stormed the Kuwaiti Parliament, the country has a new Prime Minister. Netizens comment on the 'new era,' political action and the detention, hunger strike...

Russia: No Violation of Election Violations

RuNet Echo

Despite the many independent websites down due to DDoS-alypse, bloggers were able to share information on elections violations. The overall feeling online was expressed [ru] by @yar0slav: Falsification of elections...

Egypt: Trafficking of Refugee Organs in Sinai

Human rights groups have made serious allegations that African refugees are being held for ransom, tortured, and also fall victim to trafficking. Of particular concern are reports that an illegal...

4 December 2011

Yemen: Taiz is Bleeding

Taiz, Yemen's third largest city, has become the bleeding heart of the Yemeni revolution. The city has been subjected to indiscriminate shelling which is reaping victims on a daily basis....

Canada: The Start of the SlutWalk Movement

Global Voices' author, Maria Grabowski, interviews Heather Jarvis, the co-founder of the first SlutWalk initiative based in Toronto. They talk about the background of the movement and its quick spread...

Bangladesh: Lone Woman Shows Resilience by Peaking Summits

Wasfia Nazreen, a Bangladeshi rights activist and development worker quit her job to fulfill her dream to reach seven summits of the seven continents. Her climbs highlight the resilience of...

3 December 2011

Azerbaijan: Toy… Tying the Knot the Azeri Way

Toy is the Azerbaijani word for a wedding, one of the most important events for families everywhere. However, in Azerbaijan such importance is placed on marriage that it takes months...