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4 October 2011

Stories from 4 October 2011

Tunisia: Palestinian Bloggers Denied Entry to Arab Bloggers Meeting

The buzz surrounding the third Arab Bloggers Meeting, which opened yesterday in Tunis, is being marred by the absence of Palestinian bloggers, who were refused entry visas. Bloggers have joined...

China: The Cost of Space Ambition

China's launch of an unmanned space station last week, says the editor of a Tokyo-based newspaper for Chinese expats, has given Japan reason to step up its contribution to the...

Iran: “17 Million Iranians on Facebook”

Iran: VPN access blocked

Colombia: El Puente_lab Making a Difference in Moravia, Medellin

In Medellín, Colombia, the project Hiperbarrio (Rising Voices project) is being developed along with other interesting projects that attempt to improve social inclusion and citizen media training. One project we...

UAE: Five Activists on Trial for “Insulting” President

Five activists from the UAE, including bloggers, are on trial for publicly "insulting" the country's president and top officials. The activists, who are in jail where they have allegedly been...

Azerbaijan: Down for the count?

Africa: Maker Faire Africa 2011 is Here

Africa: The African Photographer and the Camera

Nigeria: Role of the Internet in Spreading Humanism

Trinidad & Tobago: Wish List for Apple Announcement

Bolivia: TIPNIS Marchers Determined to Reach La Paz

Arab Bloggers Meet in Tunis

On Monday in Tunis, the 3rd Arab Bloggers Meeting kicked off with a day-long public conference. The meeting is co-hosted by Global Voices, Nawaat and Heinrich Böll Foundation and is...

Cuba: 486 Reported Political Arrests

Peru: Project Captures Stories of Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Curacao: Remembering Our Heroes

Cameroon: Anglophone Nationalism Pops-up Ahead of Elections

As presidential candidates campaigned ahead of the 9 October polls in Cameroon, supporters of English-speaking separatist movements attempted a protest on 1 October in Buea the former capital of British-controlled...

Cuba: Simplistic Media Coverage

Jamaica: On Golding's Resignation

North Korea: Kim Jong-il's Grandson and His Footprint in Social Media

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