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29 January 2011

Stories from 29 January 2011

Could Nicaragua experience “the Egypt and Tunisia phenomenon”?

In an interview with El Nuevo Diario [es], Global Voices author Rodrigo Peñalba was asked [es] if the phenomenon seen in Egypt and Tunisia is “far from the national reality”...

Qatar: Qaradawi to Mubarak: “You are blind, deaf and dumb”

Banished Egyptian cleric Yusuf Al Qaradawi described Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak as “blind, deaf and dumb,” lending his influential backing to protesters calling for a change in the regime for...

Egypt: Government Thugs involved in Looting, Lawlessness

The world continues to watch the fast paced developments in Egypt, now on its fifth day of demonstrations against the 30-year rule of president Hosni Mubarak. Despite the Internet block...

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...

Bangladesh: How Much For The Desk Clerk?

Commenting on the corruption in Bangladesh Kazi Rubaiat Imam at The Lunatic Is On The Grass proposes to develop a website where everyone can “see and update the rates of...

Morocco: The King's Very Private Visit to France

According to a Moroccan opposition journalist interviewed by French news website Rue89 [fr] King Mohamed VI of Morocco arrived Thursday in France for a private visit, and is staying in...

Egypt in Photographs: From the Streets of Cairo

When not out on the streets of Cairo, human rights activist and Global Voices Advocacy contributor Ramy Raoof has been uploading photographs of demonstrations to share with the world. In...

Egypt: When Mubarak's Speech Fires Back

After keeping quiet as protests raged Egypt for four days in a row, a defiant president Hosni Mubarak addressed the nation early today, calling protesters "gangs" and "thugs." He also...

Lebanon: Protest in Support of Egypt

A solidarity protest in support of the demonstrators in Egypt is taking place next to the Egyptian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Similar protests are being reported around the world, as...

India: Environment, Common Sense & Social Media

Munna on the Run hopes that social media conversations will work as a gentle persuading force against the profit-at-any-cost market forces and re-ignite a common sense approach to development.

Brazil: Ministry of Culture abandons Creative Commons

Brazilian Minister of Culture's decision to remove a Creative Commons license from its website provoked all sorts of reactions on social networks and among bloggers. It is the first instance...

Egypt: Demonstrations Continue for Fifth Day

Widespread demonstrations continue to rock Egypt for the fifth day in a row, as netizens around the world continue to closely watch developments on the ground. Reports say the millions...

China: 88% of Chinese trust government?

Edelman, one of the top five global public relations firms, released its 2011 Trust Barometer on January 26 2011. The report indicates that China ranked first, with 88% trust, in...

Philippines: Online debate over SIM registration

The registration of cellphone subscriber identification module (SIM) cards has become a hot topic for Filipino netizens as lawmakers pushed for the measure in the wake of a recent bus...

Ukraine: Photos of Hutsuls

Sergey Maximishin (LJ user remetalk) shares his photos of the Ukrainian Hutsuls and their land in the Carpathian Mountains.

Russia, Ukraine: More Tributes to Playwright Anna Yablonskaya

At The Guardian's Comment is Free, Natalia Antonova writes about the Jan. 24 suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport and about playwright Anna Yablonskaya, who was killed in the attack....

Czech Republic: The Czech Roma During the Holocaust

Czech Position writes in detail about “the wartime fate of the Roma” – whose “tremendous suffering and loss [are] often reduced to little more than a historical footnote.”

Romania: Accession to the Schengen Zone

Kosmopolito writes about Romania's “clumsy way” to the Schengen zone.

Serbia, Kosovo: Comment on Dick Marty's Report

Belgraded.com comments on Dick Marty's “report on organized criminal activities committed by the Kosovo Albanian side during and after Kosovo conflict”: “As it turns out, there are now at least...

Ukraine: Support “The Pickle Project”!

Linda Norris and Sarah Crow are fundraising on Kickstarter in order to be able to return to Ukraine and continue work on The Pickle Project, which “explores contemporary and traditional...

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