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· January, 2012

Stories about Western Europe from January, 2012

31 January 2012

Spanish-Speaking Twittersphere Fumes Over Announcement

Twitter's announcement that it will restrict certain user content according to the laws of individual countries immediately caused a negative reaction in the Spanish-speaking Twittersphere. Twitter users widely employed the...

29 January 2012

UK: #TwitterKurds Organize First Social Media Gathering in London

A group of Kurdish Internet activists that have been organizing around the #TwitterKurds hashtag on Twitter have come together for the first Kurdish Social Media Gathering earlier this month in...

27 January 2012

Portugal: State Radio Silenced after Angola Opinion Piece

A week after the broadcast of an opinion piece by the journalist Pedro Rosa Mendes on public radio, the end of the program was announced. The piece criticized the coverage...

26 January 2012

Greece: “I Signed the IMF Memorandum Without Having Read It”

Greek netizens have criticized and mocked Minister Chrysochoidis' statement that he never read the IMF memorandum signed by the Greek government, although he had voted for it. Veroniki Krikoni reports.

Argentina: Diplomatic Conflict With United Kingdom Over Falklands

The conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands has intensified over the past decade. Netizens are divided between those who believe that Argentina...

20 January 2012

Russia: Mafia State Review

United Kingdom: You cannot evict an idea

Set in a multimillion pound complex, complete with a 500-seater lecture hall that had been abandoned by investment bank UBS, the Bank of Ideas provides room for community groups and...

17 January 2012

Brazil/Portugal: “Word of Mouth” Launches Online Channel

Belgium, D. R. of Congo: Miss Belgium 2012 on Gay Marriage

Black Women in European Politics: from Struggle to Success

Nowadays, it is a common to witness African-born women with successful careers in Europe. Despite the evident challenges, many have also distiguished themselves in politics. Still, it was not so...

15 January 2012

Video Highlights: Activism, Freedom of Speech, Identity and Culture

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories including video from Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Western, Eastern and Central Europe, East Asia and Latin America,...

12 January 2012

Greece: Criticism of Politicians During Theophany Celebrations

In Greece, January 6 is the national holiday of Theophany. Every year, government and civic officials attend the celebrations and make official statements. However, due to the economic, political and...

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