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· January, 2011

Stories about Western Europe from January, 2011

29 January 2011

Netherlands: Dutch-Iranian woman executed in Iran

Dutch-Iranian Zahra Bahrami has been executed in Iran after having been found guilty of drug-related crimes and sentenced to death on 2 January. Zahra Bahrami was arrested on 27 December...

Morocco: The King's Very Private Visit to France

Czech Republic: The Czech Roma During the Holocaust

28 January 2011

Puerto Rico: Violence Continues as Students Engage in Civil Disobedience

On January 20th, students from the University of Puerto Rico started staging acts of civil disobedience as part of their strike against the $800 dollar annual fee imposed by the...

21 January 2011

Video: Shoemakers of the World

Today's videos focus on the artisans around the world still making shoes by hand. From Mexico to Japan: we'll take a look at how different shoes, slippers and sandals are...

Lusophone Culture: Buala “Giving Voice” to Contemporary African Cultures

They propose “to create new views, free from prejudice and colonial judgment,” of contemporary African cultures, and in an interview with Global Voices, Marta Lança and Francisca Bagulho talk about...

16 January 2011

France: Our Embarrassing Ex Friend, Monsieur Ben Ali

It has finally dawned. After decade of state amitié (friendship) with the Ben Ali regime, and total indifference from French politicians and mainstream media, French bloggers and twitterers are now...

15 January 2011

France: A Show of Tunisian Pride in Paris

Today, January 15, marks the "day after" and the first day of a Ben Ali free Tunisia. Despite their concern for the continuous violence in Tunisia, their relatives and the...

14 January 2011

Arab World: Where is Ben Ali Headed to?

Now that ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has fled the country, the question on everyone's mind is: Where is he headed to?

Greece: Leftist journalist “mistakenly” detained and beaten by anti-terrorist police

12 January 2011

France, Tunisia: Has the Minister of Foreign Affairs Lost Her Mind?

Mozambique: Drugs and open secrets “wikileaked”

Documents made available by Wikileaks reignited scrutiny of a Mozambican businessman earlier accused by the US Treasury of large-scale narcotics smuggling. However the leaked documents also suggest complicity by high-level...

10 January 2011

Nigeria: RIP Harold Smith

Greece: Uproar over plan to build border fence and expel migrants

Greek Citizen Protection minister Christos Papoutsis provoked fierce reactions on new year's eve, by announcing his government's new zero-tolerance immigration policy.

6 January 2011

Tunisia: Activists Arrested at #SidiBouzid Protests on January 6

COP 16: Agreement on Form But Without the Funds

The 16th Conference of the Parties (COP 16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ended in Cancun last December 11 with the adoption of a host...

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