Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

1 August 2011

Stories from 1 August 2011

Pakistan: Generals And Democracy

  1 August 2011

Habib R. Sulemani opines that in Pakistan the military is calling the shots no matter who is in power in the country. He also opines that: “Members of the parliament are being terrorized by the secret agencies and they’re being used according to the wishes of the ignorant and vision-less...

Read this post

Global Voices Podcast 2: Speaking Our Language

  1 August 2011

In this edition of the Global Voices podcast we talk all about language and the internet. The way we speak, write, gesture, code and communicate is such a rich topic for discussion. It was hard to pick what to go for!

Azerbaijan: Eurovision in a non-free country?

  1 August 2011

A campaign to raise awareness of the plight of political prisoners and restrictions on freedom of assembly in Azerbaijan has been launched by four non-governmental organizations ahead of next year's Eurovision Song Contest to be held in the country's capital, Baku. A video in English detailing the campaign has been...

Russia: Medvedev or Putin for President

  1 August 2011

Amid speculations on whether Medvedev or Putin will run for the Russian presidency in March 2012, Patrick Armstrong of Russia: Other Points of View argues that – judging from key official documents and speeches – Medvedev is the likely candidate of the two.

Ecuador: President Rafael Correa Tweets From @MashiRafael

  1 August 2011

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has joined the ranks of Latin American presidents on Twitter. Latin America News Dispatch reports: “The account is named @MashiRafael, which means “Comrade Rafael” in the indigenous language of quichua, the president explained. The account remains unverified, but it was announced by Ecuador’s Office of the...

Read this post

Caribbean: Online Reactions to Guyana Plane Crash

  1 August 2011

When news broke early on Saturday that a Caribbean Airlines flight had crash landed at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana, the regional blogosphere sat up and took notice. In its 71-year history, the airline had boasted an unblemished safety record until the incident.

Kenya: Take Part in FeedKE Campaign

  1 August 2011

Spare a meal to help others through FeedKe campaign: “A week ago I started this initiative of having Kenyans Sacrifice A Meal to help Feed Kenya!!! My initial TARGET was 10,000 Kenyans with atleast a minimum of 250/=Ksh donated to The Kenya Red Cross Society under #FeedKE Account Name. What...

Kenya: “Create for Millions” Mobile Apps Contest Launched

  1 August 2011

Moses Kemibaro attends the lauching of “Create for Millions” in Nairobi, Kenya: “Yesterday I was at the iHub in Nairobi for Nokia’s launch of its local version of the “Create for Millions” mobile apps contest. The contest has both a local and global versions that aim to bring consumers and...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site