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20 November 2009

Stories from 20 November 2009

Poland: Online Campaigning for the Rights of Employees

Sylwia Presley writes about the plight of and online campaigning by a group Polish citizens who work for IKEA via another, smaller, company called Solid Security: they claim to be...

Brazil: The loss of a pioneer digital activist

The Brazilian blogosphere is mourning today: the country has lost one of its pioneers digital activists.

Russia: Local Authorities Slow Broadband Development

RuNet Echo

On November 10, activists held a rally calling for broadband Internet and protesting against Internet provider monopoly in the township of Kraskovo (Moscow region, 10 km from the Moscow beltroad)....

Morocco: Marrakesh Film Festival to Focus on Korea

Colombia: Tensions and ‘Winds of War’ with Venezuela

As a result of several incidents along the border, tensions have been escalating in the last few weeks between Colombia and Venezuela, two neighboring countries which already have strained relations.

Malawi: Should there be a Sex Workers Bill

Sri Lanka: Learning To Let Go

Kenya: Inventor of the World Wide Web lands in Kenya

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is in Kenya: “Credited with inventing the World Wide Web(WWW), Sir Tim Berners- Lee is in town and was today at the Strathmore University for an Interactive...

Maldives: Tolerance

Pakistan: Conflict With Afghanistan

Palestine: Gaza Reading Club Learns About Kindle

Morocco: War on Press Continues

The Moroccan authorities are ratcheting up their attacks on independent journalists. A week rarely passes without the authorities hitting hard on the press for alleged infractions, cracking down on printed...

Bangladesh: Romanian Song In Bangla Tune

India: Sachin Is Like A God

Featured Author: Filip Stojanovski

Filip Stojanovski is a Global Voices author and translator based in Skopje, Macedonia. He is the Program Coordinator of Metamorphosis, a think tank which seeks the development of democracy and...

Puerto Rico: Hate Crime Against Gay Teenager Causes Outrage

A horrendous murder has been committed against a gay teenager in Puerto Rico. The LGBT community has demanded that the crime be prosecuted under the Hate Crime Law. Bloggers react...

Malaysia: Democracy and governance

Vietnam: Taxi fare refund

Indonesia: Youth, Art, and Nationalism

Indonesia: Some groups want to ban ‘2012’ movie