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20 December 2011

Stories from 20 December 2011

Armenia: Policing Christmas

Russia: Alexey Navalny Released From Jail

Iran: Plunging national currency

Cuba: succession fears

Cuba: owing obsolete rubles

Palestine: Planning a Virtual Funeral

It is extremely difficult for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza to visit Israel, and for political reasons it is impossible for most other Arabs to do so. At...

Jamaica: when poets join academia

Barbados: tribute to Desmond Bourne

Barbados: prime minister's quandary

Africa: New Blog: See Africa

Mexico: The Results of a Racism Experiment with Children

Malawi: Actor's Arrest Reminiscent of Past Dictatorship's Censorship Laws

Malawi police on Sunday afternoon December 18, stormed a stage on which a play was being performed, arrested the main actor mid-sentence and led him away into a waiting police...

Egypt: Women Rally for Dignity

Thousands of Egyptian women took to the streets of Cairo today to protest for their dignity, after women were beaten up by soldiers during running battles between the army and...

Global Voices: Donate Today

2011 has been an extraordinary year for online content. Global Voices has been there as revolutions happened, dictatorships fell, and network effects rippled through the cities and neighborhoods of our...

Arab World: Global Voices Bridges on Twitter

As a part of our end-of-year coverage we in the Middle East and North Africa region look back at some of the major events we covered during 2011. The following...

Brazil: How Many Lives Does the Guarani-Kaiowá's Land Cost?

Last November, 42 gunmen attacked an indigenous reserve in Mato Grosso do Sul, executing Nísio Gomes, 59, chief of the Guaraní Kaiowá and several other villagers. These attacks take place...

Chile: Twitter User Organizes Christmas Giving Event in Iquique

El Salvador: National Assembly Passes Progressive Tax Reform

Mexico, USA: Border Cities Juárez and El Paso Growing Apart

Pakistan: Journalists Are Intimidated Not To Report