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14 November 2012

Stories from 14 November 2012

Zambia's Gossip Girl

Kenyan Elections 2013: What Has Changed since 2007

Call For De-weaponization of Karachi

Jordanians Want to Overthrow the Regime

Is Expired Tear-Gas being used Against Protesters in Jordan?

Lurkmore or Lurkless? The Russian Internet Blacklist In Action

RuNet Echo

A new Russian law that threatens Internet censorship came into effect on November 1. This week, netizen outrage followed the blocking of one particularly popular website by Russian ISPs. The...

Israel and Alqassam Brigades Exchange Threats on Twitter

Syrian Red Crescent Volunteer in Grave Danger

Guinea-Bissau: International Arrest Warrant Against Blogger

Latin American Youth Against Corruption

Technology for Transparency Network

Andrea Arzaba shares a video where she interviews Latin American youth leading projects in favor of transparency and accountability. These young leaders participated in the Third Global Voices Against Corruption...

Bridge Blog for Afghanistan and Pakistan: ‘Understanding the Neighbor’

In a fellowship program 22 journalists from Afghanistan and Pakistan gathered together twice, once in Islamabad and once in Kabul to understand each others, share value and make cultural exchanges....

Côte d'Ivoire: Surprise Government Overhaul to Be Announced Today

Cairo's Metro Strike a Success

The metro is back in Egypt - after a four hour strike. Train services, which ferry up to 2 million people across Cairo daily, came to a standstill as drivers...

Hong Kong Gay Rights Parade

Mauritania: RIP Constitutional Institutions

Interview with Salvadoran Indigenous Leader

Freedamn is Just Another Word With Chinese Characteristics

A list of “English terms” has been circulating in Chinese social media in the past few days. The intentional mis-spelling of the English terms are used as satires to describe...

Madagascar: Journalists and Blogger Prosecuted over Rosewood Trafficking Report

New Hard Times for Russian Journalism

RuNet Echo

This week, one of the RuNet's biggest bloggers, Rustem Adagamov, posted a letter from Yevgenia Albats, the chief editor of The New Times, one of Russia's most prominent weekly magazines....

Lenin in Tajikistan: ‘Better Hitler’ or ‘Real Hero'?

Since independence, Tajikistan's authorities have taken down almost all Soviet-erected statues of Vladimir Lenin across the country. The removal of these monuments is quite controversial in Tajikistan, where some bloggers...