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20 November 2011

Stories from 20 November 2011

Ukraine: Starbucks, Social Media Marketing, and “Language Issue”

Tetyana Bohdanova writes about social media marketing and the "language issue" in Ukraine - and a recent scandal caused by what turned out to be a fake Facebook page of...

Ukraine: Netizens Appeal to Lithuanian President to Postpone Her Visit

Ukrainian netizens drafted an open letter to the Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, asking her to postpone her visit to Ukraine, currently scheduled for Nov. 22, the seventh anniversary of the...

Pakistan: The Second Blog Awards

S.A.J. Shiraji reports that nominations are closing on Monday (21 November 2011) morning for the second Annual Pakistan Blog Awards. The theme for 2011 is “Colors of Pakistan: Celebrating the...

Ukraine: Tymoshenko Called “Unindicted Co-Conspirator” in Lazarenko Case

Ukrainiana comments on a former Assistant U.S. Attorney calling ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the case of another Ukrainian ex-PM, Pavlo Lazarenko, who is currently serving a 9-year...

Nepal: First LGBT Movie

XNepali reports that the first Lesbian movie from Nepal is in post production stage and will be released shortly.

Sri Lanka, India: Biography of LTTE Leader Prabhakaran

D.B.S. Jeyaraj tweets about an upcoming 1000 page biography of Veluppillai Prabhakaran, leader of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The book is being written by Nedumaran, a well-known politician...

D. R. Congo: The Stolen Future of the Pygmy People

Marie wrote the following in a blog post to comment [fr] on the Greenpeace report: Stolen Future: Conflict and logging in the heart of Congo's forests – the Danzer case : “This action denounces both both an ecological and a...

Japan: Clouds over Tokyo

@yoisin compiled [ja] a list of over 70 tweets with photographs that capture the ominous clouds that drifter over Tokyo today.

China: United States Begins ‘Pacific Century’, Online Nationalism Follows

As the US quickly asserts its position in the Asia-Pacific region, nationalist sentiment has leapt at similar speed from somewhat marginalized online communities to the top of China's largest blog...

Côte d'Ivoire: Pregnancy and Lifestyle

Kingsuy blogging from Côte d'Ivoire writes in this post [fr]:  “Fad or symbol of unconsciousness of some mothers? Either way, it is difficult to figure why so many young pregnant women are still...

Liberia: Giving Free Press a Second Chance

The judgment in the controversial media closure case in Liberia gave justice a rare opportunity to prevail. On November 7 the Liberian government shut down three media houses for allegedly...

Kazakhstan: 2,2 percent of population have Facebook accounts

Kazakh blogger sympaticus writes [ru] that the number of Facebook users from Kazsakhstan is now 340 660 people, making up the Facebook penetration in Kazakhstan to 2,2 percent. During the last...

Russia: Nationalist slogans get spread

Fergananews writes [ru] on popularity of Russian nationalist slogans against immigrants from Central Asia amidst the looming parliamentary elections: “25 percent of high school students approve of nationalist actions of their...

Tunisia: Execution of a Tunisian in Iraq Divides Netizens

The execution of Yosri Trigui, a Tunisian convicted of terrorism, in Iraq has divided Tunisian netizens. A terrorist who deserves what he obtained, or a young victim of manipulation, and...

Interview with Izumi Mihashi from GV Lingua Japanese

Izumi Mihasi is leading recruitment and team building at Global Voices Lingua Japanese. Here are her thoughts on its next steps, and on the Internet landscape in Japan.

Japan: Top 60 buzzwords this year

Gakuranman explains (translation+context) to each of the words that made it into the annual list of top 60 Japanese buzzwords from the publisher Jiyu Kokuminsha.

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