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14 May 2012

Stories from 14 May 2012

Kenya: To Pay or Not to #PayInterns?

Kenyan tweep @RobertAlai started a lively debate on Twitter on 14 May, 2012 about the need for companies to pay interns. He argued that using interns without pay is a...

India: Entertainment Industry Seeks Court Ban on Torrents and Vimeo

For more than a week now, some ISPs across parts of India have been quietly blocking access to the popular video sharing site Vimeo as well as various torrent sites...

Mexicans Condemn Massacre in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon

Netizens shared their reactions after the dismal finding of 49 mutilated corpses in Cadereyta, Nuevo León, near the border with the United States.

France: The Little-known Abolition of Slavery Memorial in Nantes

Website citizen-nantes.com reported that [fr]: “On the evening of Saturday March 24, 2012, the ‘Collectif du 10 Mai’, a group of Afro-Caribbean associations from Nantes, invited the people of Nantes...

Pakistan: Partition Era Writer Saadat Hasan Manto Lives On

Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) was a short-story writer, a dramatist and also a translator from Punjab. Today his centenary birth anniversary is being celebrated across Pakistan and also in India.

Kenya: #PayInterns Trending

#PayInterns is trending in Kenya. @mainneli writes: “Interns should be paid. they do the same work and same stuff like anyone else in the office,stop exploitation #Payinterns”

Gambia: The Glove Project Film

Matt blogs about a short film showing the work done by the Glove project in The Gambia: “The charity works in a relatively unknown area of The Gambia, north of...

Ghana: We Must Reject Free Education

Samuel is against free education in Ghana because “I’m convinced beyond doubt that making secondary education free is not the way to go about improving education in Ghana. Such a...

Yemen: The #NoDrones Campaign

Yemenis have launched a campaign on Twitter to express their condemnation of the United States' drone war in Yemen. They are tweeting under the hashtag #NoDrones, and have asked non-Yemenis...

Iran: Cartoonist Eludes Sentence of 25 Lashes for Drawing Politician

An Iranian cartoonist, Mahmoud Shokraye, was sentenced to 25 lashes for drawing a cartoon of former conservative member of parliament, Ahmad Lotfi Ashtyani in the Arak region. A campaign to...

Spain: Arts Also Blossom in the Global Spring

The arts have also flourished with the 15M movement. To commemorate the 15M's first anniversary, the 12M--15M events, and to invite everyone to take to the streets again, the blog...

Venezuela: Street Art on the Internet

Artists and musicians broaden their audience when they come into contact with citizen media. Here we show some citizen videos of artists in the streets of Venezuela.

Saudi Arabia: May 7 Marked as Saudi Liberalism Day

On May 7 Saudi liberal activists gathered online to celebrate Saudi Liberalism Day, an initiative to acquire recognition and acceptance for liberal ideas.

Ecuador: Being a Mother is Not Easy

On Mother's Day, May 13, Juan Pablo Martínez in the blog Realidad Ecuador [es] wrote about “the reality of being a mother in Ecuador.” Juan Pablo looks at several statistics...

Brazil: Street Dwellers Share Their Voice on Newspaper

A Laje newspaper features complaints and stories of “street dwellers demanding respect” in the city of Curitiba, Brazil. Produced by the National Movement of Street Dwellers (MNPR) in partnership with...

China: Mother's Day

David Wertime from Tea Leaf Nation blogs about Weibo users’ expression of love towards their mothers in May 13 mother's day.

Spain: “Neighbor, Wake Up, Evictions at Your Doorstep!”

As part of the profound socioeconomic crisis, home foreclosures and evictions are rampant in Spain. Author Elena Arrontes covered the eviction of a Bangladeshi family from its home in the...

Jordan: Campaign Launched Against “Rape-Marriage” Law

In March of this year 16-year-old Moroccan Amina Filali committed suicide after she was forced to marry her rapist. Now Jordanians are speaking up about a 15-year-old rape victim who...

Global Voices Seeks New Japanese Editor

Would you like to work with us? We are seeking a part-time Editor to oversee our ongoing coverage of Japanese-language citizen media on Global Voices in English.

Nigeria: BattaBox Bakes Stories Through Online Videos

BattaBox is everything Nigerian - music, film, street-life, news, comedy, cooking and much, much more...Nwachukwu Egbunike talks to Christian Purefoy about the evolving online video show.

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