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Stories about Canada

27 December 2012

Africa's Tainted Global Media Coverage

The #Kony2012 campaign contained quite a few over-simplifications about Africa. African media itself is not immune from this sort of criticism either. Here is a summary of the gems, errors...

15 December 2012

Indigenous ‘Idle No More’ Movement Sweeps Canada

Thousands of people across Canada mobilized Monday 10 December, 2012 under the banner “Idle No More” to protest the effects of current and proposed government policies on the nation’s indigenous...

3 December 2012

Brazilian Immigration Policy Faces New Challenges

Whereas the subject has long been debated in Europe and the USA, the issue of immigration has only recently gained prominence in Brazil. This new Brazilian reality throws up a...

20 November 2012

Canadian Awaits Death Penalty in Iran Since 2008

Canadian citizen Hamid Ghassemi was jailed in Iran and sentenced to death on espionage charges in 2008. His family, friends and neighbors in Toronto are still campaigning for his return.

28 August 2012

Canada: High Stakes in Quebec General Election After ‘Maple Spring’

The 2012 Quebec general election is set to take place on September 4. This year the effects of the students' strikes in response to the increase in university tuition fees...

9 May 2012

Video: Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards Voting Open

Young underprivileged youth learning multi-media tools are showcasing their work through The Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards. Entries include documentaries, music videos, poetry, audio, graphic design, narrative, animation and photography.

8 May 2012

May Day Videos: Marches, Demonstrations and Protests Around The World

Through cities around the globe, people took to the streets to march and commemorate the International Workers' Day. Videos by The Real News take us on a tour of how...

16 April 2012

Russia: Evgeni Malkin's Journey to the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

RuNet Echo

Evgeni Malkin - a Russian-born ice hockey player who currently serves as the alternate captain for the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins - has led his team to the 2012 Stanley Cup...

20 March 2012

Norway Hosts First Journalism Award for Indigenous Broadcasters

Norway is widely known for hosting the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Awards. This month, the Scandinavian country is hosting the debut of another important yet largely unknown journalism award ceremony...

18 January 2012

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...

9 January 2012

COP17: Young Trackers Share Final Thoughts on Climate Change Talks

Adopt a Negotiator Project trackers updated their blogs daily during the two weeks of climate change talks at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, COP17, held from November 28...

4 December 2011

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...

19 September 2011

Videos: Homeless But Not Voiceless

We explore different initiatives that aim to bring to the foreground the plight of those who are forgotten: children, indigenous people, immigrants and the transgender community.

17 September 2011

CIVICUS: Reflections on the Power of Civil Society

For three days several civil society representatives met in Montreal for the CIVICUS World Assembly. The subjects were diverse: from civil movements, social equality, and the effects of new technologies,...

1 August 2011

Global Voices Podcast 2: Speaking Our Language

In this edition of the Global Voices podcast we talk all about language and the internet. The way we speak, write, gesture, code and communicate is such a rich topic...

30 April 2011

Canada: Indigenous Teens Share their Values on Video Contest

Indigenous teens in four different Canadian communities share their hopes, stories and dreams in a series of short videos in "My Space. My Story" where they speak about things that...

24 April 2011

Examining Africa's Growth

While the African Development Bank announced three days ago that it will downgrade its forecast for growth in Africa as a result of the turmoil in various regions of the...

8 March 2011

Hollaback! Mobile Technology Against Street Harassment

Based on the premise that "the explosion of mobile technology has given us an unprecedented opportunity to end street harassment," Hollaback! is encouraging women around the world to use the...

30 December 2010

Tunisia: The Cry of Protestors Echoes Around the World

The cries of Tunisians, protesting against corruption and joblessness for the past two weeks, is gathering momentum on the World Wide Web. Netizens from around the world are rallying behind...

6 December 2010

COP 16: Young Bloggers Track Negotiations

Adopt a Negotiator, part of the TckTckTck campaign focusing on climate change, is an initiative where several young people from different parts of the world become “trackers.” Their role is...

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