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4 November 2011

Stories from 4 November 2011

Equatorial Guinea: President Appoints Son as Deputy Envoy to UNESCO and the FAO

Russia: Reactions to Arms Smuggler Viktor Bout's Conviction

RuNet Echo

Many citizen media outlets from around the world have captured the controversy surrounding the November 2 conviction of the Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout by an American jury. Donna Welles...

Cuba: Diaspora Discusses New Real Estate Law

Bloggers, primarily from the Cuban diaspora, are having a field day with news of a new law that will allow Cubans to buy and sell real estate legitimately. Many feel...

Palestine: Israeli Commandos Intercept Gaza-bound Flotilla and Arrest Activists

Israeli soldiers boarded two ships heading to Gaza earlier today. The Canadian ship Tahrir (Liberation) and Irish Saoirse (Freedom) were en route to Gaza in an attempt to break the...

Bahamas: Fear of Crime or Denying Kids a Good Time?

Cuba: Sports Showdown at PanAm Games

Barbados: No Love for Culture

Jamaica: Space for a New Type of Leader?

Nicaragua: A Preview of the November 6 Election

Catalonia: From Arab Spring To Islamic Autumn

Taiwan: Will Taishang be the decisive power of Presidential election?

Pakistan: The ‘Captain’ Makes His Presence Known

Imran Khan, the cricket-star-turned-politician has sent ripples through Pakistan’s political arena with his mega-rally at Lahore sporting a crowd of well over 100,000 people. The former captain of Pakistan cricket...

Cuba: Bloggers Discuss the Internet “Offline” on Radio Martí

On September 22, Radio Martí presented a program focused on the increasing visibility of bloggers and social media in Cuba, and the unique ways that new media is used on...

Russia: November 4th – a Day of Marches

Tunisia: Netizens Turn to Facebook to Criticise Islamists

The question of the power of Islamic movements has become a hot topic since the so called Arab Spring started in Tunisia last December. Mona Kareem takes a look at...

Russia/Georgia: The Dilemma of Politics Blogging for Cash

RuNet Echo

One well-known Georgian political blogger writes of his dilemma in being approached for payment for a blog post. Blogging for cash is a recent shady public relations phenomenon in Russia...

Kuwait: Twitter Users Arrested then Released for “Insulting” Amir

Kuwaiti Twitter users Hamad AlOlayan and Tariq Al-mutairi were arrested and then charged with insulting the country's ruler on the social networking site. They have since been released but the...

Ukraine: First Online Political Talk Show

Egypt: Men Should Wear the Veil!

With Islamists rising in post-revolution Egypt, fear of religious oppression is growing among youth, minorities, and women. A new Facebook group encouraging men to wear Hijab or veils, in solidarity...

GovCamp Singapore 2011