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29 November 2011

Stories from 29 November 2011

Iran: The Storming of the British Embassy

Somayeh Tohidlou, talks about the storming of British Embassy compounds by Iranian protesters. She writes [fa] in Friendfeed: “Are they wrong about the date? This is 2011, not 1979 [when...

Sri Lanka: Project Roku

Murshid introduces Project Roku, a next generation conversation system born in Sri Lanka.

Nepal: Constituent Assembly Extended For Six Months

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports that a bill seeking to extend the term of the Constituent Assembly by six more months was passed today.

Côte d’Ivoire: Bloggers React to the ICC Warrant Issued for Gbagbo's Arrest

Kouamouo writes that the ICC has issued a warrant today to arrest former Ivorian president Gbagbo [fr]. In the comment section, Akpe wonders why Gbagbo has to be sent to...

DR of Congo: Citizens Organize Unofficial Polling as They Await Election Results

Colette Braeckman writes in her blog [fr]: “Congolese citizens have become experts in election monitoring; they are grabbing pens and notepads, going from one voting polls to the other and...

El Salvador: ‘Encachimbados’ Lead Occupy Movement

Danielle Mackey writes about the Encachimbados (meaning “indignant”), El Salvador's occupy movement: “They call the attention of both the U.S. and Salvadoran governments to the free trade model, regional militarization...

Mexico: Guadalajara Hosts 25th International Book Fair

Guadalajara is hosting the 25th International Book Fair from November 26 to December 4, 2011. Álvaro López writes about the fair in Vivir México [es], and says he wishes Mexico...

Malaysia: Protesting the Peaceful Assembly Bill

The Malaysian Parliament has approved the controversial Peaceful Assembly Bill which critics believe will make it difficult for citizens to organize protest assemblies. Netizens used the #pa2011 hashtag to express...

ActionAid: halve world hunger by 2015

“Let's fight climate change & hunger. Together” is a new video released by ActionAid & produced by the LatteCreative team, to support the world food crisis campaign and keep the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Online Safety

Mark Lyndersay writes an enlightening post about online child safety, here.

Cuba: Mariela's Red Light Comment

Ernesto Morales Licea takes issue with Mariela Castro's now infamous statement to Radio Netherlands during her visit to Amsterdam's Red Light District.

St. Lucia: Looking Good for St. Lucia Labour Party

Caribbean-American Forum says that incoming results point to the likelihood that opposition leader Dr. Kenny Anthony has led the St. Lucia Labour Party to a sweeping victory in the country's...

Barbados: Response to Crime Affecting Tourism?

Barbados Free Press questions the role of the local police “in what has become an all-too-familiar story of covering up crime against tourists.”

Latin America: A Conversation with Carolina Botero about Intellectual Property

Juan Arellano chats with Carolina Botero, one of the Latin American representatives of Creative Commons, about intellectual property in the region, how indigenous communities can make use of it, and...

Jamaica: Sabina Park & Lawrence Rowe

Active Voice gives a Twitter follower a tour of Jamaica's famous Sabina Park, and makes a plea for the powers-that-be to bring back the Lawrence Rowe Players Pavilion.

Guyana: Calling Violence Against Women by Name

CODE RED “felt very frustrated yesterday when someone told [her] that to say ‘violence against women’ is discriminatory, that it should be called ‘relationship violence'”, explaining: “There are a range...

Zambia: Netizens Weigh in on Fight Against Corruption

Since the Patriotic Front won this year's election, Zambia has been heading in a new direction. What seems to be of great interest is the single-minded focus of the new...

Iran: Raid on UK embassy

Amin Sabeti, blogger, linked to a picture which shows a man taking a poster of Pulp Fiction movie out of the UK embassy, wrote [Fa] in his Friendfeed page: “Look...

China: Sina's Credibility Crisis

B.Bishop looks into Sina's credibility crisis with its investors and offers some suggestions to the company.

China: Economic News Roundup

The China Digital Times has a news roundup about potential economic risks in China.

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