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4 April 2011

Stories from 4 April 2011

Ukraine: Entrepreneurs, Tax Code and Civic Initiative

Japan: SOS from a city near Fukushima nuclear plant

Maldives: Democracy Failing

Iran: Protests for a Drying Lake

Dozens of protesters were arrested on April 2, 2011 in Iran's Azerbaijan region in the cities Tabriz and Urmia (northwestern Iran). This time protests were not for democracy and freedom,...

Nepal: Frustrated Undercurrents

Last week, Nepal's Finance Secretary Rameshwor Khanal was apparently forced to resign. Known for his straight forward working style and exemplary work ethnic, the news of his departure came as...

Announcing the Newest Rising Voices Grantees

Rising Voices

Rising Voices, the outreach arm of Global Voices, is pleased to announce the five newest members to join its global community of citizen media grantees. Each of the selected projects...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines:

Cuba: Exiled Voice Awarded

Trinidad & Tobago: Laughlin's “Small Husband”

China: Ai Weiwei Detained, Initial Twitter Reactions

China’s best known artist and dissident, Ai Weiwei, was detained in Beijing as he tried to board a flight to Hong Kong on Sunday 3 April, 2011. Ai is the...

Trinidad & Tobago: PSC Chair Removed

Jamaica: Senior Citizens Ill-treated

Nigeria: Bloggers React to Parliamentary Non-Polls

Polls or non-polls? Nigerian bloggers respond to the postponed parliamentary elections that were supposed to be held on Saturday April 2, 2011.

Brazil: Making the web accessible to the hearing impaired

Peru: Poll Results One Week Before the Presidential Election

Russia: Starting the Moscow Metro

Ukraine: How to reform the country

Côte d'Ivoire: Humanitarian Aid Via Twitter Hashtag

In the midst of the current political turmoil in Côte d'Ivoire, the Twitter hashtag #civ2010 has been providing an essential source of information in the country. However, many Twitter users...

Azerbaijan: Opposition leader's son sent to frontline

Cuba: US Contractor Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

According to the Cuban daily newspaper Granma, US citizen Alan Gross was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Cuba on March 12, 2011, upon being convicted of illegally distributing...

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