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8 March 2012

Stories from 8 March 2012

Iran: Women Say No to the War Monster

The Iranian Islamic regime has ignored International Women's Day for more than three decades. It does not recognize March 8, and has even banned women organizations from celebrating the day....

Russia: “The Way Forward”

Macedonia: ‘Academic Solidarity’ Against Free Speech and Scientific Method

A young woman, gender scholar, human rights activist and blogger, who dared to speak truth to those in power in Macedonia and stood up against entrenched homophobia, ended up with...

Macedonia: Blogirame.mk, a New Blog Aggregator

South Korea: Flight Attendants Demand Right To Wear Trousers

On International Women's Day, flight attendants from one of South Korea's major airlines held a press conference in front of airline headquarters to demand the right to wear trousers. Korean...

Global Voices Seeks Deputy Editor

We're seeking a Deputy Editor to help manage daily content flow in English. Global Voices in English is a central focal point for more than 500 bloggers and translators around...

South Korea: Journalists Stage Mass Walkout from National Broadcaster

Journalists of one of South Korea's biggest commercial television networks, the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), have been on indefinite strike since January 2012 demanding fair journalism free of political interference....

The Best of the Blogs Awards: Have You Submitted Your Blog?

Nominate your favorite blogs in 17 categories and 11 languages to the Deutsche Welle Best of the Blogs Awards (BoBs) before March, 13, 2012. Bloggers, writers, artists, citizen video reporters,...

Caribbean: International Women's Day Message

Uganda: Can a Viral Video Really #StopKony?

A film aimed at making Ugandan guerilla leader Joseph Kony "famous" in order to raise support for his arrest has swept the Internet by storm, pushing #StopKony onto Twitter's trending...

Cuba: Doctor goes on Hunger Strike

Trinidad & Tobago: More Carnival Pics

Cuba: Trying to get the Pope's Attention

Venezuela: “Shooting Cameras Instead of Guns”

Alberto Rojas' photoblog Caracas Shots aims to show a friendly Caracas. With the motto "shooting cameras instead of guns," Alberto offers a refreshing look at a city with a bad...

Ibero-American Blogging Competition Asks Teens: “What are you reading?”

NATO Invites to Citizen Dialogue on New Website

Spain: Ten Years Without the Peseta

Africa: Tech Entrepreneurship Bubbling in the Developing World

To illustrate the technological transformation that the African continent is undergoing, CNN's African Voices has highlighted 10 leading tech voices from different African countries. While the article put a much...

Brazil: Story of a 93 Year-Old Syrian Migrant

'Sito Badia', 'Grandmother Badia' in Arabic - as her grandsons like to call her - was born in the Western Syrian province of Homs. She immigrated to Brazil with her...

South Korea : Crisis Map on Clashes over Naval Base Construction in Jeju Island

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