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1 December 2011

Stories from 1 December 2011

Venezuela: Photography Contest Shows Positive Side of Caracas

Centro Cultural Chacao and the blog Caracas Ciudad de la Furia [es] invited residents of Caracas to submit photos showing the positive side of the Venezuelan capital. You can see...

North Korea's State News Agency to Launch Chinese News Service

North Korea’s official news agency and Kim Jong-il's major propaganda outlet, Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) will start a Chinese news service this week. North Korea Tech blog wrote an analysis...

Mozambique: Reactions to an Everyday Urban Tragedy

Last week, Mozambican readers of the newspaper @Verdade reacted to the tragic and all-too-normal story of a man who was left to die near a Maputo marketplace after apparently suffering...

Global Voices Podcast: Technology that Empowers!

In this edition of the Global Voices podcast you can hear how women in Egypt are using technology to fight harassment, and what our Global Voices authors and editors got...

Ethiopia: Homosexuality Debate as Capital Hosts AIDS Conference

An upcoming conference in Ethiopia on AIDS and sexually transmitted infections in Africa has sparked controversy. Religious leaders and government officials have met to decide whether or not to ban...

France: A Magazine For Women Living with Breast Cancer

Rose (Pink) is a new bi-yearly French magazine for women living with breast cancer or who had survived one. The publication is resolutely upbeat and “glossy”, it covers health issues...

Madagascar: French Passenger Convicted of Racial Abuse Towards a Flight Attendant

A passenger on a flight from Mauritius to Paris was convicted of racial abuse by a Malagasy court after he told a Malagasy flight attendant that [fr] “his ancestors were...

Cuba: Thinking about the Internet

Translating Cuba notes that blogger Yoani Sanchez has been included Foreign Policy's list of Top 100 Global Thinkers.

Barbados: Silk Cotton Tree to be Felled

The decision to remove an old Silk Cotton tree to make room for a new roadway inspires bloggers to discuss the importance of green space and the power of social...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Aiming for Zero HIV

On World Aids Day, Abeni says: “The Caribbean has the second highest regional HIV prevalence after sub-Saharan Africa, although the epidemic has slowed considerably since the mid-1990s. The theme for...

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: West Indian Brotherhood?

As Barbadian fishermen appeared before a Tobago magistrate on charges of illegally entering the country yesterday, B.C. Pires suggests that “there’s something to be said…for one West Indian island locking...

Guyana: Still Waiting on Election Results

Even as the votes are still being counted following Guyana's general election, Guyana-Gyal says: “Some might forget that they ain’t God, they gon want to dictate how the poor and...

China, USA: Comparing Poverty Lines

China has decided to raise its poverty line to RMB 2,300 yuan (approximately USD 360) per capita income, but does the new poverty line reflect the reality of China's poor?...

Portugal: Posters on the crisis on Facebook

The Facebook page of the group Artigo 21º (the article of the Portuguese Constitution that details the “right to resist”) has been disseminating original material containing facts related to the...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Pomegranate Diplomacy

The Human Journalist posts a photograph of pomegranate juice from Azerbaijan sold at an Armenian market in Los Angeles. With the two countries still locked in bitter conflict over the...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: The Nagorno Karabakh conflict on YouTube

The South Caucasus Diary takes a look at how the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is waged by Armenians and Azerbaijanis on YouTube. In particular, the blog notes how the conflict is...

China: Emigrating Elites

Gin Ge from China Bubble Watch points out that the biggest challenge for the development of Chinese economy is the emigrating elites.

Bulgaria: 30,000 Protest Against Cuts and Pension Reform

According to the trade unions, between 25,000 and 30,000 people protested in Sofia on Wednesday against the new pension reform, social cuts and the cancellation of the majority of trains...

Hungary: Solidarity With the Homeless and the Poor

Many citizen actions have been organized in the past weeks in Budapest in protest against the modification of the law that frames homelessness as an offence punishable with a €530...

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