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12 November 2013

Stories from 12 November 2013

Social Movements of Portugal Get Together to Debate Massive Protests

‘Censorship is Censorship': Brazil's Writers and Artists Spar Over Biography Rights

A controvery has ignited in Brazilian popular music, with artists on one side and editors and writers on the other. Should required authorization for the publication of biographies be kept?

An Alternative Guide to Colombo for CHOGM 2013

Bolivian Twitter Users Arrested For Photographing Historic Building

Two Bolivian Twitter users were arbitrarily arrested by the police for taking photographs of historic buildings. Bolivian netizens came to their defense immediately after being alerted by a tweet.

Iran: Changing Facebook's Filtering Model

#GVMeetup Karachi: Finding Family in an Unexpected Place

The Bridge

"Global Voices may raise hidden voices across the globe, but it is a voice within itself. A family you can trust," Ismail Vohra writes about his first encounter with GV.

PHOTOS: Philippine Typhoon Survivors Desperate For Food, Water and Aid

Hungry and weary, some typhoon survivors are looting grocery stores and government warehouses to look for food, water, and other basic necessities.

New Knight Center MOOC on Media Project Development

Social Media in Tajikistan's Election: A “Milestone” or Just “Noise”?

There was an unprecedented amount of social media buzz around the recent presidential polls in Tajikistan. There is little agreement, however, about whether the buzz made any real difference.

An Investigation into the World of Prostitution in Burundi

200,000 Dominicans of Haitian Descent are Stripped of Citizenship

A myriad of NGOs and social activists have demonstrated against a sentence which has denationalized almost 250 000 Dominicans of Haitian descent.

Spanish Archbishop Publishes Book that Orders Women to “Get Married and Be Submissive”

Constanza Miriano, a journalist and married and mother of four, first published her book in Italy in 2011 where it sold 70 000 copies.

Puerto Ricans Demand Oscar López Rivera's Release From Prison

Can a Foreigner Becomes a Chinese Communist Party Member?

Bachelor's Day Sets Online Shopping Record Again

How to Have Fun With Nuclear Negotiation

When "making progress" during nuclear negotiations still means no deal, Iranians on Twitter share jokes about the comical side of things.

14 Inspiring 1-Minute Films About the Environment

Global Voices Meetup in Cairo, Egypt

Rising Voices

The next Global Voices Meetup is scheduled for November 16 to take place in Cairo, Egypt. Please join members of our GV community for this special gathering.

Pakistani Newspaper Dawn's Taliban-Sized Typo is Shared Widely

An acronym mix-up between Imran Khan's popular political party and the Pakistani Taliban raises questions on Twitter - was the typo a genuine mistake, propaganda or a Freudian slip?

Russian Artist Pavlensky Nails His Scrotum to Moscow's Red Square

RuNet Echo

One of Russia's most infamous artists has staked his scrotum to the cobblestones outside Lenin’s Mausoleum in Red Square. How have Russians reacted?

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