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2 January 2012

Stories from 2 January 2012

From Sidi Bouzid to Kinshasa: Francophone Africa in 2011

The usual year-end review would hardly do justice to the epic changes that have turned Francophone Africa upside down, driven by the collective courage of its citizens who often faced...

The World is Talking… We Translate

Some members of the Global Voices Spanish team of translators share their ideas and thoughts about some of the posts that they worked on during 2011 that impressed and impacted...

Bhutan: Drug Shortage

Nepal: The Benefit Of Being A Celebrity

2011: The Worst Year in Malawi’s History?

When the year 2011 began, everyone hoped for better amidst fuel, foreign exchange and political challenges. Most Malawians did not expect that the fuel lines will be even longer at...

United States: Occupy Wall Street Also Speaks Spanish

Activist Mariné Pérez talks about coordinating the Spanish translation of the Occupy Wall Street Journal in New York, the relationship with traditional mass media, the impact of the removal of...

Spain: The #15M Celebrate Christmas With Outrage

Under the slogan "We've lost our innocence because we no longer believe the lies, nor will we stay silent before this joke of losing our basic rights," Spain celebrated the...

Caucasus: The Year in Review

As popular uprisings spread through the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, opposition forces tried to replicate the Arab Spring in the South Caucasus. However, they failed.

Brazil: Mobilization for the Right to Sustainable Water Cisterns

A civil society group in the interior of northeast Brazil has been developing participatory alternatives to guarantee access to water to regions affected by desertification. The Federal Government suspended its...

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