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18 October 2011

Stories from 18 October 2011

Thailand: Flood Maps and Disaster Monitoring Tools

In an earlier post, Global Voices featured some of the online maps which were created to monitor the floods in Thailand. The flood disaster is already the worst that ever...

Bangladesh: Tata Nano Launch Deferred

India: ZaraBol – The Micro-Blogging Site

Nepal: Movies & Nationality

Bolivia: Interview With Indigenous Leader on TIPNIS March

Honduras: An In-Depth Look at Crime

Central America: The Dangerous Journey of Female Migrants

Paraguay: Digital Magazine Focuses on Young Migrants

Zimbabwe: Deportations of Zimbabweans a Political Move

“Mwana washe muranda kumwe” is an old Zimbabwean saying which means that when one is a foreigners they are a nobody in the eyes of the host country and this...

France: Towards an Admission of the 17 Octobre 1961 Suppression?

Arab World: Celebrations Break Out as 477 Palestinians Released

Tweeps have been busy today following the details of the Israel-Palestine prisoner swap, which saw the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners. Here is...

Cuba: Remembering Laura Pollan

Four days after her death, the online tributes are still pouring in for Laura Pollan, the late leader of one of Cuba's most recognized and respected opposition groups, Las Damas...

Hong Kong: Occupy Central

Japan: We're Losing to Apple, and Here's Why

Blogger Isseki Nagae considers the sorry state of the Japanese personal electronics industry in light of the recent success of Apple in Japan. Through the words of Steve Jobs, Nagae...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Question of Race

Trinidad & Tobago: Children & the Internet

Russia: Newspaper Leaks Plans to Discredit Anti-Corruption Blogger

Russia: Photoblogger Launches New Citizen Media Agency

Malawi: A Growing City and its Pay-to-Cross Footbridges

Hand-made wooden bridges now connect two popular markets on each side of a river in Malawi's capital Lilongwe, providing a local solution to both joblessness and growing urbanization for the...

Iran: Student receives lashes

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