Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

30 November 2012

Stories from 30 November 2012

Egyptians Want to Overthrow Mursolini

Egyptians are back at the epi-centre of the Egyptian revolution, in Tahrir Square, in downtown Cairo, where they are protesting sweeping powers their newly elected president Mohamed Mursi has granted...

Is the Saudi Government Monitoring Women?

Is the Saudi government monitoring women? Blogger Ahmed Al Omran tells us how it is done. He adds: The problem is not that there is now an electronic system that...

Egyptians Want to Overthrow the Supreme Guide's Rule

From Ramallah to Gaza: A Tearful Reunion

From Ramallah to Gaza, Linah Alsaafin had to travel through two countries – and two continents – for a tearful reunion with her grandmother. Read her account here.

Syria: Time for a Frank Dialogue

Syrian blogger Maysaloon calls for a frank dialogue on Syria. He writes: What needs to happen now, and not when Assad falls, is frank dialogue with all – whether they...

40,000 Syrian Lives Lost in 20 Months

According to human rights organizations, more than 40,000 Syrians have been killed during the 20 months conflict in Syria. The violence in Syria has caused rapid deterioration of the humanitarian...

Virtual Game Leads to Real Job as Football Manager in Azerbaijan

A 21-year old university graduate who's favourite past-time is playing the computer game Football Manager was confirmed as the new manager for Azerbaijan side FC Baku's reserve team earlier this...

Ecuadorian Blogger Paúl Moreno Detained

Ecuadorian blogger Paúl Moreno (@paulcoyote) [es] was detained [es] on charges of fraudulent access to computer systems and databases, after publishing a post [es] where he explains how he accessed...

The Surreality of Russian eDemocracy

The Coordinating Council of the Russian Opposition met for second time on November 24, 2012. In keeping with the its online origins, participants and audience members actively tweeted updates and...

Mauritania: “Don't Touch my Nationality” March Broken by Police

On November 28, 2012, Mauritanian police dispersed [ar] a march organized by “Don't touch my nationality” movement and arrested their coordinator Birane Wane [en]. The opposition group was asking for...

Tajikistan Blocks Popular News Website

The higher the walls they are building, cutting people off from the outside world, the more willing people are to destroy the walls and bury those who build them under...

Syria Protest Videos Online Despite Internet Cut

With the Internet cut across Syria, videos of protests are still finding their way online. On Twitter, Hivos reports: @Hivos: While #internetcutinsyria @ANA_Feed continues to bring the news: video from...

Thousands Protest at Tahrir Square against Constitutional Amendments

Chinese Netizens React: People’s Daily Fooled by The Onion

Chinese newspaper People’s Daily made a fool of itself this week when it seriously reported that the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was named Sexiest Man Alive by The Onion,...

Wiping Out Ethiopia's History for the Sake of Development

Ethiopian netizens react to unconfirmed reports circulating online that iconic statues of Emperor Menelik II and Pope Abule Petros might be destroyed because of the construction of an Addis Ababa...

Peruvian Junior Volleyball Team Wins South American Cup

On Monday November 26, 2012, the Peruvian junior volleyball team won the South American Female Volleyball Championship. This is a historic result, after 32 years without getting any titles in...

Palestine Gets “Symbolic” Upgrade at the UN

The upgrade of Palestine from an "entity" to a "non-member state" at the United Nations received a lukewarm reaction from netizens - who asked what a 'symbolic' gesture like recognising...

Nairobi Pulls Together During Matatu Vehicle Strike

On Thursday 29 November, most Nairobi city dwellers woke up to the harsh reality of the public service transport system going rogue. The Kenyan public service vehicles popularly known as...

Riyadh Rain Causes 712 Road Accidents

Will China's New Leadership Bring More Freedom of Press?

China Central Television (CCTV) has always been considered as government propaganda. However, the past week has seen progress in its news coverage, including that of Ren Jiayu, a young man who...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site