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· October, 2013

Stories about Weblog from October, 2013

31 October 2013

Madagascar Still Waiting for Presidential Election Results

Nearly a week has gone by since the country voted for a new president for the first time since the 2009 coups.

Radio Licences in Zambia Cancelled Because of Opposition's Access

Zambia's President Michael Sata has publicly lambasted former Information and Broadcasting Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba for issuing national broadcasting licences to two private radio stations and non-Christian radio stations.

“I'm Dominican, Just Like You”: Thousands of Dominicans of Haitian Descent Are Left Stateless

The decision by the Dominican Republic's Constitutional Court to strip descendants of "foreigners" of their citizenship ignores the human reality of thousands of Dominicans.

Negahamburguer's Street Art Raises the Self-Esteem of Brazilian Women

Artist Negahamburguer works to spread messages of love in São Paulo for women that live in conflict with themselves because of their bodies.

Ballett Dortmund's Red Dream Ballet Censored in Hong Kong

Scenes and images related to the Cultural Revolution were removed abruptly before and after Ballett Dortmund's Red Dream opening performance in Hong Kong.

30 October 2013

A 700-Kilometer March for Missing People in Pakistan's Balochistan

Thousands of Baloch have disappeared in the last decade in war-torn Balochistan.

100% Bolivian: Video of Life as a Migrant in São Paulo

A mini-documentary produced by our partner Agência Pública, shows the life of a second generation Bolivian migrant in the centre of São Paulo.

29 October 2013

Spain's Association of Victims of Terrorism Publicly Chastizes Amnesty International

The vast majority of Internet users defended the work of Amnesty International, the international human rights organization.

15-Year-Old Roma Girl's Deportation Shakes Up France's Immigration Debate

In the Leonarda deportation scandal, everything is controversial: the way in which the police acted, the media management of the scandal and the peculiarity of the family.

28 October 2013

Egypt: Lawsuits Greet Bassem Youssef's Long-Awaited Al Bernameg

How ready is Egypt for Bassem Youssef's latest round of satire? Netizens react to the first episode of El Bernameg (The Programme), which was greeted with lawsuits.

PHOTOS: Muralists ‘Paint Resistance’ in Toribío, Colombia

From October 19 to 26, a 'minga' - collective work done in favor of a community - united over 60 artists from Colombia and other parts of Latin America.

On the Kingdoms of Spain

The Bridge

Overnight, Catalan politics changed. Hundreds of towns in the Catalan countryside preemptively declared independence. Catalonia's Parliament passed a declaration of sovereignty. But nothing changed in Spain.

27 October 2013

Legendary Indian Playback Singer Manna Dey Dies

Dey recorded more than 4,000 songs between 1942 and 2013, and was famous for his playback work recording songs for hundreds of movies for actors to lip sync to.

Council of Europe Condemns Deterioration of Human Rights in Spain

The Council of Europe denounces the serious situation of human rights in Spain, largely as a result of social spending cuts, and disproportionate police violence.

Massive Saudi Police Presence on the Day for Women Driving

Traffic police stopped Saudi women from defying a ban on driving. This action spells out the Kingdom's official position on driving, long blamed on a traditional society.

Iranian Student Leader Majid Tavakoli Is Out on Bail

After 4 years in jail, an influential Iranian student leader was welcomed home by his family and supporters.

The Codefather

The Bridge

The world's first Internet search engine has Caribbean roots.

Venezuela Creates a ‘Vice Ministry of Supreme Happiness’

The Vice Ministry's objective is to coordinate more than 30 social missions. On Twitter the reaction to this measure has been a mixture of scepticism, mockery and sarcasm.

26 October 2013

Journalists Fear Japan's Proposed Secret Information Protection Act

High Voter Turnout Reframes Trinidad Election Story

First reports indicated low voter turnout for Local Government Elections, but the reality was the total opposite, confirming some netizens' suspicions that the electorate is anything but apathetic.

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