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7 September 2011

Stories from 7 September 2011

North Korea's GPS Jamming Device

7 September 2011

Edwin Kee from Ubergizmo site wrote about North Korea's GPS jamming device that can disrupt signals which occur across a wide area, even places 100 kilometers away.

Peru Enacts Law Requiring Prior Consultation with Indigenous Peoples

7 September 2011

The President of Peru, Ollanta Humala, enacted the long-awaited law requiring prior consultation with Indigenous Peoples [es], which is expected to contribute to investment and business development with the participation of the local population. Humala stated that this law does not imply immediate solutions, but that it will mark a...

U.S. Virgin Islands: Possible Storm

7 September 2011

As the National Hurricane Center predicts that another tropical storm could pass over the Virgin Islands this weekend, News of St. John says: “It's that time of year.”

Cuba: Preparing for Elections

7 September 2011

“In 2012 the electoral process must be executed”: Laritza Diversent explains how The Communist Party of Cuba, “the only political organization that is recognized as legal within the Cuban system”, is preparing for upcoming elections.

Jamaica: Love & Language

7 September 2011

Does it seem impossible for there to be a connection between “a group of rather ‘unchristian’ Christian pastors [coming] out against an advertisement that was promoting love” in Jamaica, racism and riots in the UK and a baby learning to use language in the US? Under the Saltire Flag finds...

Chile: Mining Deaths Below Trend Through July 2011

7 September 2011

Setty asks: “Did Chile learn anything from the trapped miners?”, and argues that Chile apparently did learn something: “This year, only 14 died through July, well below trend. In fact, even if the same number again die by the end of the year, that would still make 2011 the least...

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China: Sex, Censorship and the Rise of ‘People's Porn’

7 September 2011

Katrien Jacobs, author of new book 'People's Pornography: Sex and Surveillance on the Chinese Internet', discusses the emergence of an online erotic culture in China that openly describes individuals' personal sexual activities - in other words, amateur Internet pornography.

Egypt: Mubarak Trial Updates

7 September 2011

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia, who blogs at Egyptian Chronicles, is liveblogging the trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak here. Today's hearing is the fourth and Mubarak is accused of ordering the killing of more than 850 protesters during the Egyptian revolution which started on January 25.

China: Who Are the Real “Orientalists”?

7 September 2011

High Peaks Pure Earth translates Tibetan writer Woser's debate with other Chinese scholars about the West’s “Shangri-La complex”. The writer points out that the very representation of Tibet by the Chinese scholars and the “Tibet liberation story” told by the Chinese Communist Party are the “real orientalists”.

Libya: Blogger Jad is Missing

7 September 2011

Libyan blogger and programmer Abderrazak al Dokaly Assary (better known as Jad) has been missing since mid-August. According to the blog Made in Libya [Ar], Jad may have been executed or kidnapped by forces loyal to Gaddafi in the city of Zlitan before the fall of the city in the...

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Morocco: SlutWalk Gets a Toehold

7 September 2011

"Stand out for yourselves and demand respect. Shame has to switch sides!" This is the cri de guerre of Majdoline Lyazidi, the 20-year-old founder of SlutWalk Morocco, a Facebook page which aims at raising awareness against sexual harassment in the Moroccan society.

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