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6 January 2012

Stories from 6 January 2012

Global Voices Most Read Posts in 2011

Global Voices is no longer as lonely a media voice when it comes to reporting tweets and blog posts. Still, where mainstream media interest wanes, we're the ones who continue...

Bahamas: Storytelling

A Global Voices post gets Womanish Words “thinking about stories, how powerful they are, how the act of telling them is also incredibly powerful.”

Cuba: The Justice System

Laritza Diversent reports on the trial of the former policemen who killed a black teen for stealing fruit from a tree.

Cuba: Tradition of the Three Kings

“I know we've been exiled for 50 years now, but some traditions we still keep. Even if they are now mostly just as a nod to our heritage”: My big,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Politics & the Press

Barbados Free Press has it from “an internal source” that “journalist Afra Raymond has resigned from writing for the Trinidad & Tobago Guardian after learning that the paper sends unpublished...

Jamaica: “Official” Languages

Under the Saltire Flag is proud of the job his uncle has done as Chairman of Jamaica’s electoral committee, following the country's recent general elections, noting that he “made one...

Zambia 2011: Two Events That Shook the Country

Two events in Zambia will go down as having shaken the country to its core in 2011. The first was the death of Second Republican President Frederick Chiluba and the...

Argentina: Netizens React to Increase in Subway Price

The Argentine Post reports: “Subway ticket prices more than doubled today [January 6] to 2.50 pesos (58 US cents) from 1.10 previously. The increase comes just days after the federal...

Bolivia: Site Removes Blogger's Posts and Apologizes

Website elSistema has issued a public apology [es] on their Facebook page after copyrighting blogger Pablo Rivero's posts that were originally published in his blog under a Creative Commons license....

Governments Need to Act with ‘CARE’ to Protect Human Rights Online

Argentine academic and blogger Eduardo Bertoni answers the question, “What can governments do to protect human rights online?” with an acronym: “governments should act with CARE.  This means that governments should Coordinate...

Pakistan: One Year After Salmaan Taseer’s Murder

Pak Tea House explains how Salman Taseer's murder has woken up Pakistanis and a lot of concern and awareness about the minorities and finding justice is evident after one year.

Egypt: Revolutionary Stencils

On Flickr, evianoo shares those revolutionary stencils.

Pakistan: Jamat-ud-Dawa – Pakistan's Own God's Army

Salman Latif warns about the activities of banned extremist outfit Jamat-ud-Dawa, which is fueling anti-Indian sentiments in Pakistan.

Nepal: Outcome Of The 17th SAARC Summit

Chandan Sapkota analyzes the outcome of the seventeenth summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) which was held in November 2011 in the Maldives.

Occupy Wall Street Demands Release of the South Korean President's Vocal Critic

The OWS (Occupy Wall Street) set up a special Facebook page calling for the release of Chung Bong-ju who was jailed for raising allegations against the South Korean President. Mr. Chung is also...

South Korea: A Teenage Boy's Anti Suicide Campaign Video

A spate of student suicides occurred recently in South Korea due to mindlessly violent school bullying. While some schools hushed up the case for the sake of their reputation, a 18-year-old...

Nepal: Not a Territory of India!

A recent remark by a moderator of an Indian TV channel had outraged many Nepalis who vented their reactions on different social networking sites. In a movie review show anchor...

South Korea: Students Protest Against Election Rigging

As suspicion and anger grow over the ruling party's election rigging, students from South Korea's major universities gathered together to release a joint statement calling for a thorough reinvestigation of...

Hungary: Memories of Barvalipe Roma Pride Summer Camp

Twenty-eight young Roma people came together in the first ever Roma Pride Summer Camp where they learned about their language, history, role models and achievements, in an effort to build...

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