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· November, 2011

Stories about Weblog from November, 2011

Zambia: Cash Dug Out From Ex-Minister's Farm Shocks Nation

Zambia’s investigative units recently dug out nearly US$ 466,000, buried in the ground at a farm belonging to former minister, Austin Liato. Zambians on various social networking sites have reacted...

Video: Plural+ 2011 Awards Young Filmmakers

Youth from around the globe were awarded in New York for their thought-provoking short films showing their proposals for making society more peaceful and multicultural by addressing the topics of...

“Let Us Dream”: Demonstrating Against Unified Job Hunting in Japan

On Labor Day, students gathered in Tokyo and Kyoto to rally against the practices of job hunting for fresh graduates.

India: Youth Slaps Minister Over Price Rise and Corruption

On 24 November, India's Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar, was slapped on the face by a youth as he was leaving a government building. Harvinder Singh was apparently fed up...

DR of Congo: How Will the Elections Unfold?

The presidential elections in the DRC are scheduled for November 28. The stakes are evidently high, given the history of civil conflict. Many observers have highlighted the major events during...

Mali, Niger: Tuareg Voices Barely Heard Over the Sounds of War

Since the start of the war in Libya, many security and political experts have warned against potential Touareg threats in Mali and Niger. Is it a real threat or mere...

Mexico: Massive Civil Lawsuit at ICC Seeks Drug War Justice

23,000 Mexican citizens have asked the International Criminal Court to investigate heads of drug cartels, President Felipe Calderón and other top officials for crimes against civilians in Mexico's ongoing Drug...

Egypt: Summing up the Second Wave of Protests So Far

Miran Hosny sums up the recent second wave of protests in Egypt. The death toll is allegedly just shy of 40 and Central Security Forces and police have reportedly continued...

Yemen: Mixed Reactions as Saleh Finally Signs GCC Deal

There have been mixed reactions amongst Yemenis towards President Saleh's signing of the Gulf Cooperation Council deal; some are disappointed and skeptical, while others are joyful and relieved. Noon Arabia...

Pakistan: The Death of Nusrat Bhutto

The recent demise of Nusrat Bhutto, former first lady and wife of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, was mourned across Pakistan. A public holiday was declared as a part of the mourning,...

Egypt: Popular Justice Tackles Police Brutality

Social media users in Egypt have revealed the identity of a police officer accused of shooting to target protester's eyes. Tarek Amr reports of the emergence of several popular justice...

Tunisia: Elected Constituent Assembly Holds Inaugural Session

November 22 marked another turning point for Tunisia. The constituent assembly, responsible for taking charge of the draft of the new constitution, held its first session. Afef Abrougui reports.

Qatar: Opinions Divided Over Sale of Pork

News has been spreading in Qatar that pork products are now available for purchase in the country, albeit only from the single Qatar Distribution Company store, and only to those...

Thailand: Survival and Creativity During Floods

The situation in Thailand is improving as floodwaters are receding but the death toll is now more than 600. The flood disaster is the worst in the past five decades...

Spain: Controversies in the General Elections

The PP (Popular Party) of Spain won the recent general elections with an ample majority. Chris Moya tell us about some of the controversies at the voting centers.

Peruvian Amazon: The Challenges of a Wonder of Nature

The Amazon rainforest has been declared as one of the provisional 7 new wonders of nature, a recognition that is expected to benefit the Peruvian region of Loreto and the...

Pakistan: Twitter Reactions to the SMS Filtering Announcement

The Pakistan Telecom Authorities' possible attempt at SMS filtering for abusive contents, had twitter timelines flooded with reactions; mostly humorous. Sana Saleem compiles Twitter reactions and provides update on the...

Pakistan: Plans to Filter Around 1,500 Words in SMS Traffic

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is the center of attention of the country's social media junkies and human right groups these days, for its infamous leaked list of banned obscene words...

Cuba: Blogger and Scholar Ted Henken on New Media in Cuba

Ellery Biddle interviews City University of New York (CUNY) Professor of Sociology Ted Henken, a Cuba expert who is the author of El Yuma, a blog that explores social currents...

Brazil: Maximum Fine After Silence on Chevron's Oil Spill

On 7 November, an oil platform operated by Chevron-Texaco and located 350km off coast from Rio de Janeiro, began spilling crude oil. Two weeks after, the spill is believed to...

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