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4 May 2011

Stories from 4 May 2011

Guatemala: Rigoberta Menchú to Run for President

Pakistan: Probing Questions After Bin Laden

Three days after the assassination of Osama Bin Laden in a compound less than 2 kilometers away from the country's premier military academy, a lot of questions remain unanswered. As...

Costa Rica: Historical Firsts in May Day Crisis of Headless Congress

On the first of May, for the first time since 1949, the Costa Rican congress was unable to elect new representatives to lead them. And also for the first time...

Palestine: Gaza Celebrates Hamas/Fatah Reconciliation

Palestinian rival factions Fatah and Hamas ended their bitter feud today, in a reconciliation deal brokered in Cairo, Egypt. News of the deal, which will unite the Gaza Strip, which...

Côte d'Ivoire: New Videos Detail Capture of Former President

After the arrest in the city of Abidjan on April 11, 2011, of Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Cote d'Ivoire, and his wife Simone, some confusion remains regarding the process...

Mexico: Netizens Put Death of Osama Bin Laden in Context

As news of United States Special Forces' targeted killing of Osama Bin Laden was broadcast around the world, netizens in Mexico tweeted and blogged their responses to this signal event...

Tanzania: Is Osama Bin Laden Really Dead?

The Tanzanian blogosphere has taken the news of death of the al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden with a pinch of salt. While few voices welcomed the news, a number of...

Nigeria: Social Media and the 2011 Elections

Pharmacist, journalist, photographer, social networker, poet and fiction writer. Meet Nigerian journalist Tolu Ogunlesi and find out his opinion on social media and his country's recent elections.

Russia: Anti-Corruption Donor Details Leaked

RuNet Echo

In the middle of April 2011, donors to the Russian anti-corruption, whistle-blowing website Rospil.info [ru] began to report that they had received strange calls and emails from unknown people, some...

Suriname: Street Art

Bahamas: Safer Prisoner Transport

Bermuda: Paying for Past Policies

Jamaica, U.S.A.: News & Children

China: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The past week has seen a real-life version of film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” reenacted in China. The Chinese protagonist, Xu Wu, has been detained in a psychiatric...

Philippines: Performance of local governments

Indonesia: Kartini Day

Indonesia: Reaction to Osama bin Laden's death

Indonesia: National Education Day

Russia: E-Gov Blogger Discusses Technology and Transparency (Video)

RuNet Echo

Yekaterina Aksyonova, creator of gov-gov.ru, one of the most informative blogs about e-government in Russia, met with Global Voices at Central Asian BarCamp recently and answered several questions on the...

Singapore: Mainstream Media and elections

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