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28 December 2011

Stories from 28 December 2011

Meet Raafat Rohaiem from Global Voices in Arabic

Shams Ahmed interviews Raafat Rohaiem, one of teh first Global Voices in Arabic translators, who joined the team in 2007.

Bethlehem: Armenian and Greek Clergy Clash at Christmas

Armenian and Greek priests have once again clashed, but this time at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, much to the astonishment and amusement of social media users worldwide.

Barbados: too many cars

Dominican Republic: The History of Bachata

Guyana: crime and insecurity

Cuba: The First Book on Afro-Cuban Women

Bermuda: rethinking ties with Britain?

Cuba: on writer Achy Obejas

Puerto Rico: The Latest from El Macabeo

Jamaica: missing children

Puerto Rico: Investigating Monsanto

Cuba: Waiting for Change

Cuba: LGBT Rights on the Way

Cuba: #Twittsaneo

Mozambique: On the City of Quelimane, New Epicenter of Politics

Mayoral by-elections in the city of Quelimane, which opposition candidate Manuel de Araújo won, were enthusiastically debated in social networks. Interest in the electoral process went far beyond the provincial...

Pakistan: Some Observations On the Recent Political Rally in Karachi

Puerto Rico: The Local Music Scene Live

Sri Lanka: Learning Lessons By Counting Costs

Puerto Rico: Redefining Gender

Ethiopia: Swedish Journalists Handed 11-Year Prison Sentence

An Ethiopian court handed prison sentences of 11 years on Tuesday 27 December to Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson, two Swedish journalists accused of supporting terrorism in the country.

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