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25 November 2012

Stories from 25 November 2012

Brazil to Portugal and Back Again: Interview With Izabel Pimentel

Léa Promaja, the alias of an independent journalist working in the Balkans, posted an audio interview [in Portuguese, with English and French subtitles] with Izabel Pimentel, “the first Brazilian woman...

A South Korean Received 10 Month-Jail Term for Retweeting North Korean Tweets

Park Jung-geun, a South Korean photographer/activist, was arrested for retweeting North Korean official Twitter account's messages back in January. He received a suspended 10 month jail term last week.

Rise of Bulgaria's Tomato Revolution

On November 24, people gathered in front of the Bulgarian Parliament in the capital city of Sofia, thus officializing what has become known as the 'Tomato Revolution.' Rayna Stamboliyska reports.

Spain: Minor Beaten by Catalonia's Police, Call for Minister to Resign

The use of force by Catalonia's police force, during November 14, 2012's general strike has brought about a wave of online condemnation. The events, which took place in the middle...

Spain: Catalan Newspaper Censors Blog for Reporting Hunger Strike

Catalan journalist and Global Voices contributor Lali Sandiumenge recently decided to disassociate her blog on digital activism, Guerreros del teclado or "Keyboard Warriors" from Catalonia's leading daily newspaper, La Vanguardia...

Spain: Catalan Elections – “We are all Garcia”

This Sunday, voters in Catalonia head to the polls . The electoral campaign, which has honed in on the question of independence, began last week with a polemic video posted...

Bangladesh Protests Against Open Pit Coal Mining in Phulbari

In Phulbari, 350 kilometers northwest of the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, local communities have come together to raise their voices against the proposed Phulbari open pit coal mining project. If implemented,...

Widespread Elephant Poaching in Mozambique Reserve Uncovered

A news report published by the newspaper @Verdade at the end of October 2012, unmasks illegal hunting of elephants in the Mareja Reserve, in the Northern region of Mozambique, in...

Brazil: More Dialogue Needed to Solve the Conflict of the Guarani-Kaiowá

The Youtube account A Luta Guarani released a video interview [pt] with the Guarani-Kaiowá anthropologist Tonico Benites. He comments on the attacks by farmers of the state of Mato Grosso do...

Bangladesh: Disappearing Playgrounds

The Bangladesh Capital Dhaka has seen one of the largest price-booms in the real estate sector which resulted in the decrease of the number of open fields in the city....

Pitak Siam Rally Turns Violent in Thailand

The anti-government rally organized by Pitak Siam or “protect Thailand” network turned violent as protesters clashed with the police in Bangkok. Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd which...

Blogirame Award Distinguishes Macedonia's Top Bloggers and Twitter Users

Macedonian blog aggregator Blogirame ["We blog"] published the results of their first annual awards, as well as videos from the ceremony held on November 23, 2012. Filip Stojanovski reports.

United Russia MPs Object to Online Satire

United Russia MPs threaten to take humorous website to court for libel. The outrage, however, was likely provoked by an internet tabloid.

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