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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

Saudi writer Tariq Al Mubarak, detained for supporting women in their right to drive in the absolute monarchy, has been released. Tamador Al Yami tweets: After 8 days in detention,...

Egypt: Not Morsi Or Sisi

On Twitter, Doaa Nada shares this cartoon above. She tweets [ar]: ياللي بتهتف (مرسي- وسيسي ) لا دة هيرجع ولا دة رئيسي @DoAaNaDa: For those chanting Morsi and Sisi, the...

Egypt: In Search of a Home

Where does one feel at home? Egyptian blogger Tarek Shalaby shares his opinion saying: Some people say home is where your bed is, others argue that home is where your...

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

The non-profit think tank Center for the New Economy (CNE), based in Puerto Rico, has launched the innovative and creative online campaign “The Mysteries of Your Energy Bill” [es] in which...

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

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

“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

The blog Repeating Islands republished two letters to the editor of the New York Times that paint two very different pictures on the situation regarding the recent decision of the...

Beijing's Air Pollution Scares Rafael Nadal

The Li-Ning Tower details how Beijing's air pollution has affected world's top tennis players such as Rafael Nadal and how it may affect future tournaments in China. 

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.

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