13 December 2011

Stories from 13 December 2011

‘Support Rohingya Refugees’ Facebook Page

  13 December 2011

The ‘Support Rohingya Refugees’ Facebook page aims to gather support and spread awareness about the plight of the Rohingya refugees who are ‘rejected’ in Myanmar and in other countries of the region

Arab World: Congratulations Tunisia!

  13 December 2011

Human rights activist Moncef Marzouki, 66, has been elected as Tunisia's new interim president today. His appointment, which was followed by a moving acceptance speech, was noted by netizens from across the Arab world, who cheered on Tunisia's progress towards democracy, wishing the same for their countries.

Ukraine: Grand Theft Auto

  13 December 2011

LEvko of foreign notes discusses reports that Ukraine's Minister of Justice, Oleksandr Lavrynovych, owns a Mercedes luxury car which was reported stolen in Germany nearly two years ago.

Brazil: Youth Demands for “Real Democracy Now”

  13 December 2011

Brazilian journalist and blogger Lucas Morais analyzes [pt] the revolutionary movements that have spread throughout the world in 2011 and says that “this youth has increasingly become more aware of the limits of capitalist democracy, and not for nothing, it is fighting for a ‘real democracy now'”.

Argentina: Justice System Orders Blockage of Series and Film Site Cuevana.tv

  13 December 2011

Few Argentinian websites have achieved the same success and impact as Cuevana, the Argentinian site for watching films and TV series online. The great popularity of the site, however, has also meant that it has been presented with lawsuits from the organisations that own the copyrights to the content shown on the site: Turner Argentina and HBO.

El Salvador: Visiting El Calvario Church

  13 December 2011

Fernando Marroquin [es] posts pictures of El Calvario church in downtown San Salvador. He blogs about the church's history and encourages his readers to get acquainted with San Salvador's historic downtown.

Peru: State of Emergency Declared in Cajamarca

  13 December 2011

After the ongoing strike against the Conga mining project in the Peruvian town of Cajamarca, a high level commission went to the city to negotiate an end to the strike, but the dialogue concluded with no result. Hours later, the region was declared in a State of Emergency.

Uzbekistan: President decides to cut his term

  13 December 2011

Mansurhon says that the Uzbek Parliament’s decision to pass a constitutional amendment reducing the length of presidential term from current seven to five years, sparked a lot of controversy in the country.

Peru: Protests Against Mining in Videos, Part I

  13 December 2011

Recent protests against the environmental damage caused by mining in Peru have sparked plenty of audiovisual material, from campaigns to raise awareness, to citizen videos of protests, repression and more. In this first post of a two-part series, Juan Arellano highlights videos that explain the context of this conflict.

Afghanistan: Being Disable Is Not An Unability

  13 December 2011

yahweh writes how situation with the rights of women and disabled persons has developed in Afghanistan since 2001, when the Afghan government and its international allies pledged to advance gender issues following the military intervention to oust the Taliban.

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