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11 November 2011

Stories from 11 November 2011

India: 11/11/11

Soumyadip celebrates 11/11/11 with an incredible snapshot of his digital watches.

Cuba: The Democracy of Twitter

Generation Y is shocked at the “arrogance” with which Mariela Castro responded to a question she posed on Twitter, but still believes that “verbal attack is a habit that can...

Cuba: Athlete Forgotten

“The [glorification of] the standing of our athletes in the medal count and categoris[ing] this ‘as an achievement of the revolution’” gets Ricardo Medina thinking about “Rauler Castellanos Moreno, a...

Mexico: Netizens React to Death of Interior Secretary

Fernando Blake Mora, Mexico’s Interior Minister, died today -November 11- in a helicopter crash. Twitter users immediately began discussing the accident, and in a few hours #BlakeMora and 'Secretario de...

India: The Plights Of The Citizens Of Bhopal

Proloy Bagchi, a retired government official from Bhopal, writes about the citizens of Bhopal who are suffering from the degradation of environment due to massive construction works and cutting down...

Haiti: “Abandoned Population”

Dying in Haiti republishes the desperate pleas of a Catholic priest in Robillard, who says that “several of the family members of the cholera inpatients of [the area] have TB...

Cuba: “Antunez” Reportedly Critical

Pedazos de La Isla reports that “Yris Tamara Aguilera, wife of Jorge Luis Garcia ‘Antunez’ and active resistance member herself, has made declarations in regards to the health of her...

Caribbean: Remembering the Veterans

Several diaspora bloggers write posts about Veterans Day.

Iran: Greens vs. Greens

Jaras, an Iranian Green site, was criticized by several bloggers over quoting unidentified sources in Tehran saying: “Since October 22, Mehdi Karroubi [a Green Movement leader] has no spokesperson outside...

Yemen: Taiz is Bleeding while the UN Envoy is in Sanaa

Yesterday's arrival of the UN envoy Bin Omar to Sanaa didn't seem to deter president Ali Abdullah Saleh or his forces from defiantly committing more violence and atrocities in Taiz....

Peru: Farmers’ Strike in Andahuaylas

Tuesday, November 8, marked six days of a farmers' strike protesting mining activity in the area in Andahuaylas, in the Apurímac region of Peru. Netizens are reporting through Twitter as...

Lebanon: Jeita Grotto… To Vote or Not to Vote

Will the Jeita Grotto in Lebanon be named as one of the New7Wonders of Nature today? Layal Al Khatib sums up the discussion between Lebanese netizens in favour and against...

Gabon: Bongo Indulges With Football Match Against Brazil

The Brazilian national football team came to Libreville, Gabon for a friendlly football match against the Gabonese national team on November 10. The social challenges the team witnessed are in...

Zambia: Using Social Media to Mobilize Mobile Phone Service Boycott

Whether or not the campaign by mobile phone subscribers in Zambia to boycott Airtel services on Wednesday, November 9 succeeded, a new era of expressing dissatisfaction with poor service delivery...

Colombia: Students Gather in Bogotá's Bolívar Square

On November 10, public university students participated in marches throughout the country and gathered in Bolivar Square in Bogota, the principal administrative center of the country. The event aimed to...

Slovakia: Checking Politicians’ Facts With Demagog.sk

Demagog.sk is a Slovakian web project that aims to analyze politicians' claims based on facts and ensure they are correct and used in the right context.

Brazil: Is State-Funded Evangelical ‘Gospel Park’ Unconstitutional?

The announcement of the construction of the first ever Brazilian 'Gospel Park' in the state of Acre, caused controversy this October. Public funds will be used for the park that...

Peru: Over 30 People Injured in Farmer's Strike in Andahuaylas

A farmers’ strike [es] against mining activities in Andahuaylas, in the Apurímac region, turned violent on November 10, leaving damages and 38 people injured, according to the latest reports by...

Peru: The First 100 Days of Ollanta Humala's Government

Saturday November 5 marked the first hundred days of the Peruvian government of Ollanta Humala. The media and some bloggers took the opportunity to analyze the president's achivements and mistakes.

Macedonia: Interior Ministry Responds to Invitation for Debate

The response of the Ministry of the Interior to an invitation for public debate on ways to bring about positive social change through civic activism and reform, organized by the...

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