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14 April 2011

Stories from 14 April 2011

Macedonia: Fast-Track Lawmaking, Privacy Alert

The Macedonian Parliament disbanded itself today, as part of the process of preparation for the June elections. The ruling majority used the previous period to rubber-stamp a huge number of...

Cuba: True Democracy

Jamaica: Vampire Humour

Palestine: Kidnapping of Italian Activist in Gaza

Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni was kidnapped on Thursday 14 April, 2011, in Gaza by a Salafi-Jihadi group, who said that they would kill him if Sheikh Abu Al Waleed Al...

Nepal: Can Internet Be Shut Down To Mark Protest?

Nepali Internet users were caught in disarray as the Internet Service Provider’s Association of Nepal (ISPAN) shut down its internet service last Sunday 10 April, 2011 from 1pm to 2pm,...

Argentina: Cine York, one of ‘Argentina's Hidden Gems’

El Salvador: Economic Well-Being Tied to Support for Democracy

Malawi: The Power of a Blog Post

The two-month old stand-off between the university lecturers in Malawi and their employer has led to the closure of the University of Malawi's main colleges. But no one would have...

Gabon: Movement in the Petroleum sector

While the rest of the world searches for alternatives to petrol, it is the basis of almost the entire economy of countries like Gabon. Several months ago the country was rocked...

Qatar: Enjoying a Drop of Rain

There’s nothing like a change in weather to get people talking, and in a desert country, what’s more exciting than rain? Residents of Qatar got a bit of rain. Reactions...

Gabon: Issues in the Oil industry Sector

On Monday, April 8, oil industry workers returned to work following an announcement made to AFP by Arnauld Engandji, spokes-person for ONEP (the National Organization for Petrol Industry Workers), stating...

Blogging Latino Literature and Technology

Valerie Russo founded a successful blog named Literanista. Five years after its inception, this Puerto Rican-Sicilian writer talks with Global Voices about her vision, achievements and future goals.

Brazil: The Biggest Brazilian Newspaper Violates Labour Rights

Côte d'Ivoire: Brutality Continues After Gbagbo's Capture

Since their capture on April 11, 2011, pictures of former Côte d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo, his wife, and their entourage have spread on the web and via international newspapers. One...

Brazil: Reading Habits and Cultural Roots

Pakistan: Pukhtun Stonehenges

Pakistan: Lahore, The City Of Foods And Food Lovers

Korea: A Collection of North Korean Post Stamps

North Korea: One American Has Been Detained

China: Netizens’ Interpretation of Indecent Sculpture

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