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2 November 2012

Stories from 2 November 2012

Citizen Monitoring in Nicaragua's Municipal Elections

The "Independent Electoral Citizen Observation Platform" is gearing up to encourage Nicaraguans to use digital technologies to monitor and report on the upcoming municipal elections on November 4. In addition...

Chile: Mapuche Win Big in Municipal Elections

In indigenous online newspaper Azkintuwe [es], Pedro Cayuqueo [es] points out that 9 Mapuche mayors and over 30 Mapuche councilmembers were elected in the October 28 municipal elections in Chile....

Peru: Analyzing the Motives behind Violence at La Parada Market

On the afternoon of October 25, an operation at the wholesale market La Parada -which is being moved- resulted in a free-for-all between merchants and the police, leading to two...

Iran: Netizens Remember Nasrin Sotoudeh with “Dog Roses”

A new campaign has started within the Iranian cyber space and social networks in support of prisoner of conscience, Nasrin Sotoudeh who has been on hunger strike since October 17....

Palestine: President Abbas Abandons Palestinian Right of Return

During an interview given to the Israeli Channel 2 News, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that he does not have the right to live in Safed, his birth town, now...

The “Black Peril” According to One Moroccan Weekly

Former French Defense Minister “Gives the Bird” to a Recognition of Colonial Crimes in Algeria

Macedonia: Documenting Online Protest Against Censorship

On October 9, nearly 200 Macedonian websites participated in a day-long blackout, protesting the censorship-inducing provisions [mk, en, sq] that the Government “sneaked in” within the Draft Law on Civic...

Nicaragua: Nothing Goes to Waste at ‘El Gansito’

Adriana Díaz [es] and Gustavo Salinas wrote a guest post for The Nicaragua Dispatch on ‘El Gansito’, a small business in Managua “that makes products out of recycled plastics and rubber.”...

Chinese Media's Report on the Superstorm Sandy

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu picks some online comments that mock at the Chinese state-run media's coverage of calamity caused by Superstorm Sandy in the West Coast of the...

Foreign Journalists Covering Ningbo Anti-PX Protest

Chinese journalists were banned from covering Ningbo anti-PX protest in China last week while foreign journalists were standing side-by-side with the protestors at the frontline. China Digital Times translated some...

Russia: Blogging Conference Draws Regional Participants

Regional bloggers convened at a Moscow conference organized by a state run news agency. Was it simply an overture aimed at new media, or an attempt to exert more control...

Tajikistan: ‘Halloween is not for Patriots’

There are not many people in Tajikistan who know anything about Halloween, let alone mark it. Yet even rare celebrations of the holiday in the country make some people uneasy....

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