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6 November 2013

Stories from 6 November 2013

For the Love of Football and Bolivia

Of all the aspects of Bolivian culture, "it was football that best helped me make sense of my bicultural and transnational existence," writes Eddie Avila.

Tajik Elections Debate: Either Rahmon or “Cannibalism”

Prior to Tajikistan's presidential elections, the website of the opposition Islamic Revival Party (IRPT) published a story titled “Will Emomali Rahmon Remain President or Not?” [tj]. The story drew hundreds of...

Tajikistan Votes in “Imitation” of Presidential Elections

Today's elections in Tajikistan will extend the two-decade-long presidency of Emomali Rahmon for another seven years. The vote does not have even a modicum of suspense.

Ecuador: #Ruraleando, a Blog That Humanizes Medicine

#Ruraleando is Denisse Calle's blog, an Ecuadorian doctor who, thanks to the experiences of her year's rural placement, proposes solutions to the country's health system.

The FIRE Awards Winners for Internet Development in Africa

The FIRE programme awards, an initiative of AFRINIC, acknowledge the actors from the African region who strive to provide solutions to internet development for the African Continent. The 2013 FIRE Awards Winners...

Peruvians Protest Against Pro-Fujimori Congresswoman

Peruvian human rights organizations are speaking out against [es] the appointment [es] of pro-Fujimori congresswoman Martha Chávez [es] as a member of the Human Rights Commission in Congress due to her...

A Blogger, Tortured to Death One Year Ago

Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti was remembered at a memorial event attended by human rights activists, family and friends.

Global Demand for Quinoa Takes Toll on Andean Farmers and Consumers

Peru and Bolivia can't produce enough supply to satisfy global demand for quinoa, which is causing problems in the local market and affecting locals who used to consume it regularly.

Sex Education, Chinese-Style

Liz Carter from Tea Leaf Nation introduces the readers to a viral video teaching parents how to explain sex to their kids. Most parents in China will tell their kids...

China's People Liberation Army Propaganda on Sino-U.S Relation

Andrew Chubb from South Sea Conversation highlighted a “leaked” documentary video produced for China's People Liberation Army on U.S foreign politics and its role in the disintegration of former USSR...

Hong Kong: Halloween-themed Anti-Poverty March

Russians Remember the Nord-Ost Hostage Siege, 11 Years Later

Russians are no strangers to terrorism, but there's always something strange about every passing anniversary of the country's worst terrorist attacks.

The Caribbean Tweets for NBC's The Voice Contestant Tessanne Chin

Jamaican musical sensation Tessanne Chin is battling it out on season 5 of NBC's The Voice - and every week, Caribbean netizens are showing their support for the songstress.

Bigger Protests Against Thailand’s Amnesty Bill

Opposition to the bill emerged after it was reported that the amended version of the measure would benefit corrupt politicians and human rights violators.

D.R., Haiti: We Can Work It Out?

This is an island. No way out. So these two nations, who have been doing a live rendition of a Russian novel for 500 years, are going to have to...

South Korea: An Interactive Timeline of the Spy Agency Election Manipulation Scandal

A special webpage ‘NIS 2012‘ [ko] was set up by savvy net users to host an interactive timeline explaining how the NIS (National Intelligence Service)’ election manipulation scandal has unfolded over...

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