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7 January 2012

Stories from 7 January 2012

Russia: Yakutian Rock Band “103”

Russia: Yakutia Photos by Evgenia Arbugaeva

Pakistan: Blog Awards 2011

CEE: A “Safe House” and an Igloo

Nepal: Explosion In Kathmandu

South Asia in 2011: A Year Full of Controversies and Protests

2011 was an eventful year. We have seen extensive use of social media in South Asia to discuss many controversies and protests. In this post we highlight Global Voices South...

Eurozone Crisis: 2011 Citizen Media Responses

The year 2011 will be remembered for the European debt crisis and its impact on the global economy, but also for its hard consequences on everyday lives. We sum up...

Ukraine: “101 Reasons to Love Kiev”

CEE: Getting “Abnormal For A Change”

Malawi: Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba Story

Burkina Faso: Samuel Kiendrebeogo: 1949-2012

Africa: Facebook in full expansion in 2011

Africa: Algiers and Dakar Competing for Cultural Leadership in Francophone

Syria: The Struggle for Freedom and the End of Silence

Since March 2011, when the uprisings that started in Tunisia and Egypt reaching Syria, thousands have been killed and tens of thousands have been arrested and disappeared in the country....

Syria: Damascus “Suicide Attack” and State TV Fabrications

As massive demonstrations take place all over the country demanding the end of Syrian president Bashar Al Assad's regime, Syrian state TV reported a suicide bombing in the Midan neighborhood...

MENA: 2011, a Year of Struggle and Triumphs for Bloggers

With all of the social media successes throughout the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, it would be all too easy to overlook the struggles faced by bloggers and...

Costa Rica: Carmen Naranjo, Writer and Politician, Dies

Carmen Naranjo died on January 4, 2012. In her political and cultural work Naranjo fought for the equality of women and the spreading of knowledge to the wider public. She...

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