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· January, 2012

Stories about North America from January, 2012

US, Russia: The Flying Balalaika Brothers Bridge Cultural Gaps in Texas

Like many of their compatriots, musicians Zhenya Kolykhanov and Sergey Vaschenko emigrated from Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and have since established themselves...

Video: Online Media by and for Indigenous People

Serbia: The Media War Against Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie was concerned about the reception of her director's debut movie, 'In the Land of Blood and Honey', in Bosnia and Serbia, and some of her fears turned out...

China: ‘Anti-American Warrior’ Gets Head Stuck in DC Airport Escalator

One of China's fiercest critics of liberal values hasn't had much to say after he injured his head on an escalator in Washington, DC, on a trip to the US...

North Korean Defectors and Their Shattered American Dream

Latin America: Museum Releases Digital Archive of 20th-Century Art

Russia-US: Reviewing the Jackson-Vanik Act

Russia-US: Receiving A New US Ambassador

Russia-US: Protest Against the SOPA/PIPA Bills

Iran: Women activist shot dead in Texas

Iran: Iranian site is striking against censorship in U.S.A

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...

Russia: Obama's McFaul Sworn in as U.S. Ambassador

President Obama's closest adviser on affairs of state of the Former Soviet Union and architect of the 'reset' in the U.S.-Russia relations, Michael McFaul, has officially replaced President Bush's appointment...

Macedonia: Hoax About Facebook and Google SOPA Blackout

U.S. Bills Could Threaten the Global Internet

Ignoring the warnings of citizens and technologists, United States lawmakers are considering two bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), that are a real...

Ukraine: Wikileaks Transcripts Published

Iran: A homeless Iranian killed in Canada

Online Chat with Angelina Jolie About Bosnian War Film

Competition to Develop Low-Cost Water Purification Device

Global Voices in French: Translators’ Choice 2011

In 2011, volunteer translators at Global Voices in French translated hundreds of articles and updates on world events and we'd like to say "'Merci!". We've asked them which translation struck...

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