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6 November 2012

Stories from 6 November 2012

Mexicans Weigh in on US Presidential Election

Romney? Obama? Does it matter? Is the American electoral system a model to follow for other countries? Here we have compiled some reactions shared by Mexican netizens regarding the November...

Puerto Rico Votes Today

The website of the State Elections Commission of Puerto Rico (Comisión Estatal de Elecciones-CEE) will be constantly offering updates on today's elections in the Island.

Zimbabwe: Hashtag #263Chat to Crowdsource Opinions on Pressing Issues

Zimbabean blogger Sir Nigel introduces on his blog the hashtag #263Chat, an informal chat organised weekly on social network Twitter, to allow zimbabwean users to discuss pressing issues related to...

Ugandan Prime Minister Interacts on Twitter Using #AskthePM

#AskthePM is a hashtag created for online users to interact with the Prime Minister of Uganda, Amama Mbabazi. The fourth #AskthePM took place on 27 October, 2012. Tweets by Ugandan...

Jamaicans Debate Gay-Bashing Incident

The beating of a gay student at the University of Technology in Jamaica has continued to be a subject of discussion online. While the exact details of the incident are...

Banks Shut Down to Protest Insecurity in Madagascar

Bill on Madagascar Tribune reports that [fr] banks will close for one afternoon on November 6 to protest the lack of security in Madagascar. Last week, a branch of Accès Banque was robbed...

Brazil: Teacher Fired for Denouncing Precarious Classrooms on Facebook

Cameroonian Twitter Users Celebrate Biya's 30 years Anniversary with Sarcasm

“@JeanYvesMorio [fr]: November 6, 1982, I woke up without running water nor electricity. November 6 2012,  I woke up without running water nor electricity #30anssansmourir ,!–more–> On Twitter, Cameroonian Jean Yves Morio makes...

Spain: Catalan Unionist Party Launches Controversial Viral Video

One of Catalonia's minority unionist parties, Ciutadans, made a splash on the Web with a viral video citing a controversial essay written by former nationalist president Jordi Pujol, containing derogatory...

Bolivia's Ruling Party: A Growing Presence on Twitter?

Global Voices contributor Pablo Andrés Rivero monitors how politicians in Bolivia use Twitter. In his latest report on his blog [es] he shows that members of the ruling party (MAS,...

Two Brothels Sponsor Local Football Team in Greece

A Glimpse into a Yemeni Wedding

Ali's day is a fascinating short musical video by Juan Herrero (@dustweare), a freeleance photographer currently living in Yemen. It captures a traditional Yemeni wedding which took place somewhere in...

Anonymous Twitter Account Leads Major Protests in Kuwait

Tens of thousands showed up in the areas of Mishref and Sabah Al-Salem protesting the Kuwaiti Amir's amendment of the voting law which allows a citizen to vote for one...

Covering Nicaragua's Municipal Elections via Storify

Citizen journalism site Huella Libre [es] put together a Storify post [es] on Nicaragua's municipal elections, which were held on Sunday, November 4. The post curates news articles and citizen...

China: Intellectuals Debate Politics of Nobel Prize in Literature

Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in Literature with the Chinese government's blessing. The achievement has stirred debate among Chinese intellectuals, with some believing that literature should be...

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