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9 November 2011

Stories from 9 November 2011

Czech Republic: Open Source Initiative to Visualize State Budget

KohoVolit‘s Michal Škop and Centrum Cyfrowe [pl] from Poland announced that the open source application Raw Salad [pl] used to hack the Polish state budget will also be used in...

Colombia: Online Petition Calls for Resignation of Minister of Education

With widespread opposition to the Colombian government's reform to higher education, Pilar Sáenz (@Mapisaro) tweets a link [es] and shares that she signed an online petition [es] that calls for...

Colombia: President Santos Proposes Removal of Reform to Law 30 if Students Lift Strike

Seconds after President Juan Manuel Santos announced [es] that if students lifted their strike he would remove the project to reform higher education Law 30 from Congress, ‘Presidente Juan Manuel...

Liberia: For the Liberiaphiles

A post for the Liberiaphiles from Chris: “Yesterday’s vote was marred by violence the day before. It looks like badly-trained and led police are to blame, but we will see.”

Malawi: Women in Prison

Sonya Donnelly writes about the plight of Malawian women in prison: “Prison is often a very expensive way of making vulnerable women’s life situations much worse. Once a woman is...

Guinea-Bissau: Community Radio Launches a New Blog

The community radio Voz de Queléle (Voice of Quelélé) [pt], from the Quelélé neighborhood in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, launched a new blog in October 2011. The radio was created in 1994...

Cuba: Segregation Sail

Reinaldo Escobar and his wife Yoani Sanchez get kicked off a yacht tour reserved for tourists; he recounts the experience here.

Haiti: Cholera Vaccine?

Dying in Haiti links to an article which suggests that it would cost 40 million dollars to vaccinate everyone in Haiti against cholera and says: “That seems like a good...

Grenada: On Self-Publishing

Tobias Buckell is “seriously getting tired of prominent self publishers” and explains why, here.

Ghana: Shame and Praise Service Providers

Have any companies driven you to the wall lately to the point where you felt like burning down their premises? Kuzima is your answer. Kuzima is “A platform that allows...

Trinidad & Tobago: Final Bailout Formula

Afra Raymond comments on the new bailout formula which was recently approved by Parliament: “Whatever one thinks of the actual [CL Financial] bailout, which I maintain is a perversion of...

Cuba: Encounter with a Fumigator

“Many people in Cuba fail to understand the gap between social and private space,” writes Daisy Valera, whose run-in with an official fumigator left her with “the feeling of being...

Global: Replacing Moreno Ocampo at the International Criminal Court

Luis Moreno Ocampo's term as the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is coming to an end and elections for judges are scheduled for December. The discussions taking place...

South Korea: Online Political Satire Show Draws Millions of Downloads

A hilarious political satire talk show, ‘Na-Ggom-su’, has gone viral in South Korea. The show, which is only available online, is filled with wild jokes and expletives, and mocks the...

Nicaragua: Protesters Denounce Election Fraud

Opponents to Daniel Ortega's reelection protested on November 8 denouncing electoral fraud in the November 6 elections, as reported by El Nuevo Diario [es]. The blog Política Mente Incorrecto [es]...

Mexico: Global Voices Contributor Receives Praise for Her Poems and Her Tweets

Global Voices contributor Issa Villarreal is recognized in the UNAM's (National Autonomous University of Mexico) ‘Poetry Periodical’ [es] for her poem El cuerpo siempre pierde [es] (“The body always loses”)...

Bolivia: The UN Development Program's Video Series on Inequality

The United Nations Development Program has produced a series of videos focusing on inequality in Bolivia [es]. Blogger Pablo Andrés Rivero -who appears in two videos- posts the series [es]...

Global Campaigns in Solidarity with Syria Keep Growing

There has been a global outpouring of initiatives in solidarity with the Syrian people. Social media and older technologies, like the telephone, are being used to let Syrians know that...

Egypt: Global Online Protest Against Military Planned Today

A global online protest is being held today to protest against the unjust imprisonment of thousands of Egyptians since the beginning of the Egyptian revolution. Click here for more details.

China: On the Rise But Feeling Boxed In

China is surrounded by 85% of the political hotspots in the world, argues one prominent professor, and needs to be free to deal with those and other geopolitical problems it...

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