Stories from 10 November 2011
Juan Arellano talks to Ignasi Labastida, member of Creative Commons Spain, about intellectual property and copyright in the era of new information technologies.
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'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 poor in South Africa particularly with his call for nationalisation of South African mines.
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, in which he blamed the army for the recent riots and acts of vandalism which took place in Sidi Bouzid following the elections.
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 indigenous people and transportation workers have joined the protest. It is estimated that 35 thousand people are protesting. Bogota is...
Interested in making mauby? TriniGourmet.com posts her recipe, along with a few facts about mauby bark that you may not have known.
Cuban bloggers report on the re-arrest of the dissident “Antunez”, here and here.
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, there can only be two possible outcomes: either the visit will be ‘apolitical,'…or the Pope will stand up and vehemently...
News of St. John reports that “the high cost of electricity on [the island] generated a protest demonstration in Cruz Bay.”
“Yesterday was payday for retired people and active workers who collect their pay by debit card”: Rebeca Monzo blogs about the “craziness” that ensued.
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 citizen reactions and reports shared on Twitter.
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 Wenceslao Casares. However, as TNW explains, students have to pre-register through Facebook because Oja.la wants to “makes sure enough people...
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 electoral anomalies.
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: 55 people attended the first edition that took place in Dakar (Senegal) in November 2008, and 250 participants gathered in...
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 the fire is still unknown.
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.
Anjali Garg discusses why Indian families are reluctant to accept love marriages and they tend to get their daughters married early as a consequence.
Habib Siddiqui endorses Bangladesh's stance on terming the people of the Chittagong hill tracts as ethnic minorities in place of indigenous people.
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 the government authorities.
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 under house arrest for more than one year since his release from prison in September 2010 (via acopy.net).
At this year's Open Government Data Camp in Warsaw, "you could talk to techies, members of transparency-oriented NGOs, journalists, social activists, government officials, EU Commission representatives and so on." Jakub Górnicki reports.