Stories about Western Europe from December, 2010
North Korea's state-run television broadcasted its first Western-made film, a heavily edited “Bend It Like Beckham”. The British soccer film contains North Korea's taboo topics, like interracial relationships, homosexuality and religion. British Embassy in Seoul tweeted it is ‘the first western live-action film ever aired in North Korea, arranged by...
Throughout 2010 the lusophone blogsphere has given new perspectives on important issues that mainstream media tends to ignore. Read this post and discover a selection of the voices that Global Voices has amplified - from citizen media phenomena, to politics, governance and indigenous peoples.
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 them and echoing their calls.
It appears that tragedy will bookend yet another year rich in remarkable events in the world of francophone citizen media. The month of January set the tone with the fallout from the earthquake in Haiti and December saw the elections in Cote d'Ivoire take a dramatic turn. Here is the year 2010 reviewed through the lenses of francophone citizen media users.
Digital RIghts Watch is a new wiki for mapping legal issues like censorship, surveillance and intellectual property around the world.
Christmas means ‘coming home’ to many people - but if this isn’t possible, preparing a magic meal can be a consolation. Bloggers of many continents have shared their favorite holiday recipes. With these you can dream yourself back home or even visit a place, you’ve never been to before. Where are you celebrating Christmas this year and what are you serving?
Young trackers from the Adopt a Negotiator Project blogged throughout COP16, United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Cancún, Mexico. These were some of their concluding statements and thoughts on what happened at COP16 from their country's perspective.
Allegations of Kosovo leadership's wartime involvement in the trafficking of human organs were first made public in 2008 - and have re-surfaced now, in a report prepared by a Council of Europe investigator. Sinisa Boljanovic translates some of the netizens' reactions, past and current.
WikiLeaks has released a document that raises doubts over the main reason behind Brazilian interest to buy French fighter aircraft: the possibility of transferring the technology of construction.
The blog banabananews.org published [fr] a press release from Paris by the NGO Reporters Without Borders, dated 8th December 2010 in which it states: “‘Reporter Sans Frontière Section Guinée’ has absolutely nothing to do with the campaign for freedom of the press, has no link whatsoever with our organisation, and is...
Guinea: « WikiLeaks » Revelation on the Discussions between Burkina Faso, the United States, France and Morocco about Dadis
The website Guinée Inter published an article from Jeune Afrique which reveals [fr] that: “A series of American diplomatic cables, published by WikiLeaks on Saturday, details the four-way discussions which took place between the President of Burkina Faso Blaise Compaoré, the United States, France and Morocco between the end of...
This week we're announcing a new partnership between Global Voices and Demotix - the award-winning citizen photojournalism platform. Wherever it makes sense, we will use their images, and they will use our text.
The Qatar Foundation's record shirt sponsorship 165 million Euro deal with football team Barcelona has readers excited at Qatar Living.
Activities are now underway in Oslo, Norway, as the city gears up for Friday's Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony; back in China, where this year's recipient sits in prison, there's virtually nothing to be seen online. Except for a clever endeavor by Amnesty International, however; that and more after the jump.
Combate de Blogs [Blogs Fight, pt], a Portuguese weekly TV show, has launched a competition for blogs on national and international politics. Meet the nominees in the three categories: Blog of the Year, Blogger of the Year and Revelation Blog of the Year.
A year and a half after having been authorized to resume flights to Portugal, the Angolan airline TAAG, is again involved in serious problems related to the safety of its planes.
Danish blogger Maria Grabowski sums up reactions to the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, and shares first-hand observations from the United Nations meeting in New York.
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 to be interpreters and communicators of what their national delegations say and do at the UNFCCC conferences on Climate Change.
Africa is a country posts drawings about the relationship between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Belgium from the Belgian cartoonist GAL who turned 70 this year.
Gayvox.com reminds (fr) everyone that December 1 was World AIDS Day, and adds, “Since a UN resolution of 1987, when the epidemic was officially recognized, this first of December marks the 23rd World AIDS Day. The 2010 AIDS Day continues the theme of 2009: Universal Access and Human Rights. All...
The news spread around the world in a matter of minutes. In a book released on November 23, Pope Benedict XVI declared that "in certain cases, when the intention is to reduce the risk of contamination, [the condom] can even be a first step toward opening the way to a more humane sexuality, lived differently." African bloggers respond to this announcement.