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7 November 2013

Stories from 7 November 2013

Bring Your Tapes: Welcome to the Post-Digital Era

Sara Moreira speaks with the VHS wielding mascot, Antifluffy, at the Future Places media lab for citizenship in Porto, Portugal.

Saudi Releases Writer Tariq Al Mubarak

Egypt: Not Morsi Or Sisi

Egypt: In Search of a Home

Tajikistan: The Elections Boycott That Wasn't

During the months leading to Tajikistan's presidential polls, the idea of a boycott of the elections was popular among social media users. Why has the boycott not happened?

Egypt: Police Violence Video Revives Fear of Return to Old Regime

The emergence of a torture video in a police station in Egypt has sparked anger online. Are the police back to their dirty tactics or is police torture systematic?

Unveiling the Many Mysteries of the Monthly Energy Bill in Puerto Rico

Mobile App Offers Indian Women Lifeline in Fight Against Rape

The Smart Suraksha App is an Android application that puts a cry for help only one click away.

Russian Maternity Ward Turns Away Illegal Immigrant in Labor

RuNet Echo

A Vladivostok maternity ward reignited Russia’s immigrant debate, when obstetricians refused to admit a woman in labor, because she lacked both health insurance and money to pay the delivery fee.

‘How Can We Stay Indifferent?': A Concern for Niger's Orphans

Rising Voices

“To be an orphan in Niger is..a situation very close to my heart” writes one of the newest bloggers from the Rising Voices grantee project Mapping for Niger.

Pilots’ Strike Leaves Caribbean Travelers Grounded

Caribbean travelers are being adversely affected by the LIAT pilots' strike - and they are sharing their frustrations on social media.

Cuban Government Agency Investigates Incident of Homophobic Violence First Reported Online

A Cuban author reported an incident of physical violence against a group of homosexual men in the city of Cardenas, Matanzas, in his blog. Now it is under investigation.

Dominican Republic and Haiti: Two very different versions

Beijing's Air Pollution Scares Rafael Nadal

Hong Kong: ‘If Men Can Have Affairs, Why Can't Women?’

It is considered normal for men to seek affair online in Hong Kong, but when women do, it means moral panic for the city's mainstream media.