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· November, 2013

Stories about Weblog from November, 2013

30 November 2013

#StopPrawlerPlan: Activists Against Destruction of Palestinian Villages Arrested in Israel

Prawer shall not pass, yelled protesters today at a Day of Rage against the Prawer Plan, which if implemented will displace Palestinian Bedouins living in Al Naqab.

Dubai Wins the Expo 2020!

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

Campaign to Nominate Saudi Activist For Nobel Peace Prize

Saudis are taking to their keyboards to drum up support to nominate imprisoned Saudi human rights defender Dr Abdullah al-Hamid for the Nobel Peace Prize 2014.

29 November 2013

Nepali Cricket Team Headed to Twenty20 World Cup After Historic Win

Playing as an underdog the Himalayan country secured a berth at the next years Twenty20 Cricket World Cup. The netizens are rejoicing this surprise feat.

#Euromaidan: How Ukraine Came to Be Rocked by Protests

As Ukraine enters its second week of mass protests sparked by the government scrapping an EU integration agreement, Tetyana Bohdanova takes a look at the first week through social media.

Violence Takes Over a Classic Rivalry in Uruguayan Football

Peñarol fans were responsible for a violent incident during the classic game against Nacional. The rivalry between the two teams -the most popular in Uruguay- goes back to their founding.

Hospitals Paralyzed by Nationwide Walkout of Doctors in Indonesia

‘Stop Criminalizing Doctors!’ was the cry of doctors who conducted a walkout in Indonesia against a Supreme Court ruling which found three doctors guilty of malpractice.

28 November 2013

Brazilian Athletes Go on Offensive for a ‘Better Football’

For the first time, a group of professional Brazilian football players are challenging the Brazilian Federation of Football (CBF) on players' rights without intermediaries.

Where Does Puerto Rico Stand on LGBT Issues?

Or perhaps a better question: where does the LGBT community stand in the struggle to gain visibility and recognition of its rights?

Tokyo Governor Money Scandal Turns Graphic Meme

Tokyo Metropolitan Governor apologizes over money scandal. Japan's twitter users take it as a joke.

Global Voices Meetup in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Rising Voices

Join us for peer learning and exchange at the next Global Voices Meetup in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on December 1, 2013 at the Sithi Hub.

27 November 2013

Wealthy Tourists Can Now ‘Experience Poverty’ in Fake South African Slum

For 82 US dollars, you can "experience" poverty in a fake slum in South Africa, the only one in the world "equipped with under-floor heating and wireless Internet access".

Cuba Suspends Consular Services in the United States

The suspension of consular services will affect Cuban and U.S. citizens alike, due to the impossibility of completing procedures such as issuing passports, visas, legalization documents, and other services.

Egyptian Activists Arrested Under New Anti-Protest Law

Eighty-nine activists who are part of the No Military Trial campaign have been arrested by the Egyptian Ministry of Interior following new anti-protest law issued by interim president Adly Mansour.

Thailand Catching Fire as Anti-Government Protests Intensify

More than 100,000 anti-government protesters have stormed the streets of Bangkok in the past three days. Tensions rose when protesters occupied several government buildings

26 November 2013

Chinese Local Media Silent on Deadly Qingdao Explosion

"Censorship will always exist, but the media's real strength of character can always find a way to show its courage and conscience."

Global Voices Partners With Fundación MEPI

Fundación MEPI is an organization that promotes investigative journalism projects in Central America. Global Voices will republish their stories regularly, bringing you in-depth reporting about the region.

Machismo and Old Prejudices Keep Mexican Rape Victims Silent

One woman is raped every four minutes in Mexico. This crime, like violence in the country, has become more brutal in recent years. Fundación MEPI reports.

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...

Indonesia-Australia Diplomatic Tension Escalates Over Wiretapping

A diplomatic row erupted between Australia and Indonesia after a document leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that Australia has been conducting spying operations against some Indonesian leaders

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