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10 November 2011

Stories from 10 November 2011

Spain: Conversation with Ignasi Labastida on Intellectual Property

Juan Arellano talks to Ignasi Labastida, member of Creative Commons Spain, about intellectual property and copyright in the era of new information technologies.

Chile: Netizens Denounce Police Violence in Mapuche Community

Using social media, netizens share and comment on photos that show a police deployment in the Mapuche community Wente WinKul Mapu Lof Chequenco, Ercilla.

South Africa: Malema is Out, What's Next?

South Africa's most controversial character and politician Julius Malema has been suspended from the ANC for five years. Malema is regarded by his supporters as the genuine voice of the...

Tunisia: Army Critic Sentenced to Two Months in Prison

On November 9, Nabil Hajlaoui, from Sidi Bouzid, was sentenced to two months in prison following his criticism of the Tunisian military institution. He was arrested after writing an article,...

Colombia: Massive National Mobilization Rejecting Reform of Law 30

Blog El salmon [es] published [es] a post titled “|No to Law 30|… We are occupying Bogotá!!” on the November 10 national mobilization [es], reporting that other social movements like...

Trinidad & Tobago: Mauby Drink

Interested in making mauby? TriniGourmet.com posts her recipe, along with a few facts about mauby bark that you may not have known.

Cuba: “Antunez” Under Investigation

Cuban bloggers report on the re-arrest of the dissident “Antunez”, here and here.

Cuba: On the Pope's Potential Visit

On hearing news that the Pope may visit Cuba next year, diaspora blogger babalu says: “If the Pope does indeed visit Cuba and the Castro regime is still in power,...

U.S.Virgin Islands: High Electricity Rates

News of St. John reports that “the high cost of electricity on [the island] generated a protest demonstration in Cruz Bay.”

Cuba: Frustrating Pay Day

“Yesterday was payday for retired people and active workers who collect their pay by debit card”: Rebeca Monzo blogs about the “craziness” that ensued.

Peru: Protests Against ‘Conga’ Mining Project in Cajamarca

Citizens of Cajamarca, in northern Peru, protested against the ‘Conga’ mining project on November 9. Juan Arellano put together a Storify post [es] with background information on this conflict, and...

Latin America: New Online Learning Platform Oja.la

The Next Web highlights new online leaning platform Oja.la [es], which plans to offer IT courses in Spanish starting with “How to find investors for an online project” with entrepreneur...

Colombia: Sabaneta Municipality Outraged Due to Electoral Anomalies

After the October 30 regional elections, citizens of the smallest municipality in Colombia - Sabaneta, Antioquia - have peacefully opposed the mayoral election result and called for an investigation into...

Africa: The 4th edition of the African Media Leaders Forum

Writing about the 2011 African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) held on November 10-11 in Tunis, EVINA in the africapress.over-blog.com provides possible reasons [fr] for the increase in the number of participants:...

Central African Republic: Alleged Fire next to the Residence of President Bozizé

Hippolyte Donossio wrote on Twitter at 8:20 am local time that the residence of François Bozizé, president of the Central African Republic, was allegedly set on fire [fr]. The cause of...

India: The Real Story Behind The Cancellation Of Metallica Concert

Ujjwal Gaurav Raaj Sen shares the behind the scene events that led to the last minute cancellation of the concert of the band Metallica at Gurgaon, near the Indian capital.

India: Love Marriage And Arranged Marriage

Anjali Garg discusses why Indian families are reluctant to accept love marriages and they tend to get their daughters married early as a consequence.

Bangladesh: Ethnic Minorities Or Indigenous People

Habib Siddiqui endorses Bangladesh's stance on terming the people of the Chittagong hill tracts as ethnic minorities in place of indigenous people.

China: No Justice for Sex Assault Victims

Zeng Jinyan discusses about the fate of sex assault victims in China. Instead of justice, they are consumed by media and some of them have to face further prosecution by...

China: Free Guangcheng, Dark Glasses Portraits

Concerned citizens in Mainland China express their support for blind activist Chen Guangcheng by wearing dark glasses. They demand the Shangdong Government free Chen and his family who has been...

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