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5 September 2012

Stories from 5 September 2012

Congolese-Belgian Blogger Travels to Curaçao

Congolese-Belgian blogger Sanza traveled to Curaçao to find the African heritage and wrote a post for Afro Europe: Food was great and actually similar to West and Central African food....

Mujeres Mundi, Interviews with Extraordinary Women

Peruvian blogger Xaviera Medina de Albrand is the brains and energy behind the blog Mujeres Mundi, a space where she publishes her interviews with women from around the world. Xaviera...

Egypt: 18 Jewish Ladies and Four Men

Mauritania: A Diplomat's Take on the Azawad

Mauritanian writer and diplomat Mohamed Mahmoud Weddady writes a series of posts in his blog entitled: “Papers about Azawad” [ar], about history and people of Azawad region. This post, for...

Russia: U.S. Republican Convention in Context

Most delegates of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, United States, last week probably did not imagine that Russian netizens were commenting on the proceedings in real time. Indeed, Russian...

Spain: “Merkel Go Home”

The Spanish indignant movement has convened a rally tomorrow, September 6, 2012 in front of the European Union headquarters in Madrid due to the meeting between President Mariano Rajoy and...

Costa Rica Shaken by 7.6-Magnitude Earthquake

Costa Ricans have been tweeting about the earthquake that shook the country at 8:42 am on September 5, using the hashtags #temblorcr and #terremotocr to report.

India: Dalit Camera – Media for the Marginalised

Disillusioned by the mainstream media's lack of in-depth knowledge and coverage of India's marginalized communities or 'Dalits', members of the group are turning to citizen media to tell their stories....

Peru: Youth Organize Aid Initiative for Otuzco

Global Voices contributor Gabriela García Calderón blogs [es] about her nephew's initiative to bring aid to three communities in the Otuzco province in northern Peru. She points out that the group of young people...

Brazil: Crowdsourcing information on fires in slums

Recently a number of devastating fires in São Paulo slums [Pt], where land values have sky-rocketed of late, have left thousands homeless. Over 1,100 people were left homeless after the...

On Härnu, Global Voices Helps Connect People

A new website that connects people in one-to-one exchanges about global culture, streams headlines from Global Voices in their news section as conversation starters. Härnu encourages people in different countries...

Bulgaria: Independent Journalists Demand EU Intervention

A group of Bulgarian NGOs and individual journalists issued an open letter [bg, en] to Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, asking for a public meeting because “the situation...

Mexico: Learning from Macedonian Experiences

Mexican blogger Pepe Flores considers [es] the Macedonian platform for disclosing violence against women in public spaces React! “a fantastic idea,” applicable to Latin America.

Armenia: Students Pen Letter to Hungarian Prime Minister

The blog, An Armenian Journalist Notes, posts about a letter from a collective group of Armenian students addressing their frustration and disappointment about recent events involving the extradition of Ramil...

Hong Kong: TV Station Claims London, Washington Behind Anti-National Education Protest

One of the two free terrestrial television stations in Hong Kong, Asia T.V, propagated that the anti-national education in Hong Kong is manipulated by foreign power from London and Washington...

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