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14 November 2012

Stories from 14 November 2012

Zambia's Gossip Girl

Do you know who Zambia's gossip girl is? Read Neelika's post on Africa is a Country blog: We’ve grown to love serious reportage coupled with compromising photographs and cheeky headlines,...

Kenyan Elections 2013: What Has Changed since 2007

Mzalendo looks at Kenyan elections 2012: Though Kenya has recovered somewhat since the 2007/2008 post election violence. Somewhat because there are still several internally displaced persons. The economy though better...

Call For De-weaponization of Karachi

Journeys To Democracy reports that some Pakistani activists have sent out a petition for peace and de-weaponization of Karachi city to the Chief Justice of Pakistan. The brutal violence, armed...

Jordanians Want to Overthrow the Regime

On YouTube, ThePrbj shares this video of a protest in Amman, Jordan, last night, in which protesters are chanting: “The people want the downfall of the regime.”

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

Protests continue across Jordan for the second night, after a hike in fuel prices. Jordanian Ali posts a photograph of what he describes as an expired teargas canister used against...

Lurkmore or Lurkless? The Russian Internet Blacklist In Action

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

Alex Yudelson shares a screenshot of tweets in which the account of the Israeli Defense Forces spokesperson and Palestinian Alqassam Brigades exchange threats – on Twitter.

Syrian Red Crescent Volunteer in Grave Danger

Guinea-Bissau: International Arrest Warrant Against Blogger

The most visible face of Guinea-Bissau's blogosphere, António Aly Silva, wrote [pt] that he is being accused of “the crime of incitement to war” and that an international arrest warrant...

Latin American Youth Against Corruption

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

Upon hearing that a government reshuffle [fr] will be announced today at 12h30 local time, blogger MacMady invites her readers to speculate on who stays and who will be let go...

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

Beijing Cream has a collection of videos and photos from the Hong Kong Gay Rights Parade which took place in last weekend. GdotTV, a local LGBT video production team has...

Mauritania: RIP Constitutional Institutions

Various opposition groups held a demonstration in front of the Mauritanian Parliament in protest against the constitutional void that the country is witnessing with the Mauritanian president out of the country for...

Interview with Salvadoran Indigenous Leader

“Our philosophy as indigenous peoples is to have our land, as she is our mother”, Shandur says. “We need to have our land, to have our fruit, rather than money.”...

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

Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) reports that four journalists and a blogger are prosecuted for defamation and  “complicity in spreading false news” [fr]. The charges against the reporters were submitted by...

New Hard Times for Russian Journalism

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...

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