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15 December 2010

Stories from 15 December 2010

Guinea: Clarification from Reporters Without Borders

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...

Côte d'Ivoire: Citizens Marching towards another “Orange Revolution”?

Although the atmosphere was already quite worrisome in Côte d'Ivoire, the tension level climbed up a few notches in the past few days. After a skirmish on December 12 between...

Puerto Rico: Second Student Strike

Students of the University of Puerto Rico have started the second strike in less than a year, this time in protest against a special tuition fee to be charged in...

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...

Nepal: Former Crown Prince Arrested

Former crown prince of Nepal Paras Shah was recently arrested by police on charges of illegal possession of a gun and Ujjwal Acharya opines that “it symbolically indicates the ‘real’...

India: On Eve Teasing

Maesy Angelina at Blank Noise comments: “eve teasing is an issue that nobody talks about. It seems like a monumental thing to try and change it.”

Mexico: Drug Gang Mobilizes Unlikely Supporters

“Following two days of intense unrest last week, which included the torching of dozens of vehicles and gunfire in city streets, the drug gang known as La Familia Michoacana (LFM)...

Blogger.com Removes Two Blogs by Same Author for More than 12 Hours

Blogger Carlos Quiroz writes, “On Monday, December 13, 2010 around by at 11:00 AM. my blog Carlos in DC was deleted by Blogger.com after I tried posting a video of the...

Russia: Studying Online Mobilization of the Manezh Riots

Recent riots on Manezhnaya Square next to the Kremlin showed that Russian soccer fans have become a powerful community who can mobilize thousands very quickly around an event. Last week,...

Russia: Police Intensifies Surveillance ‘to Prevent Calls to Violence’

Special services are monitoring social networks and track IP-addresses of those who spread calls to violence, rian.ru reports [RUS]. Vkontakte.ru, Russian social network, increased removal of the groups with xenophobia...

Russia: Photos and a Testimony of the Clashes in Moscow

Photo-blogger Ilya Varlamov (@varlamov) and bb-mos tweet and share photos of the current events in the center of Moscow. Tujana-jx reports a story of a skinhead assaulting an older woman in...

Russia: the Blogosphere Boils As Ethnic Clashes Flood Moscow

Interfax.ru, Russian news portal moved to manual update mode due to the overload caused by numerous ethnic clashes (so far 1200 arrested and 30 injured) in different places of Moscow,...

Demotix and Global Voices join forces

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...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Gonsalves Re-Elected

Bloggers from St. Vincent and the Grenadines comment on the outcome of the country's general election.

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Duprey & CL Financial

B.C. Pires learns from a Trinidad news report that the CEO at the helm of the CL Financial collapse is willing to come back to the country to “set things...

Trinidad & Tobago: Gun Control

Diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch says that for Trinidad and Tobago to see a dent in crime, “we must first change the attitude of the people, not arm them with guns.”

Jamaica: Kartel & Cake Soap

“I never understood Bleaching, I can't understand how this is an actual phenomena in the same place that gave birth to Marcus Garvey”: The Phoenix in a Gas House explains.

Guyana: Time for Snow?

Guyana-Gyal thinks that snow is beautiful, but according to her best friend, “There is only one place from which to view snow. The tropics.”

Brazil: Literature and Prejudice against the poor

Paulo Lopes comments [pt] on controversial statements by Brazilian actress  and former sex-symbol Vera Fischer. In an interview to Folha newspaper, a few days before launching the latest of ten...

Brazil: Key player at COP 16 but bad example at home?

In Cancún, there is great deal of expectation towards the Brazilian delegation. Meanwhile, back in Brazil, the new Forestry Code proposal suddenly made its way back to the National Congress...

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