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18 November 2013

Stories from 18 November 2013

1,000 Days of House Arrest

Iran's Green Movement leaders, Mir Hossein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard and Mehdi Karoubi remain locked in their houses without trial or charges.

Anglophone Bloggers Parse Russian Nationalism

Ethnic nationalism now seems to be enjoying a renaissance in Russia. The nationalist theme is especially pronounced in RuNet commentary, and Anglophone Russia bloggers have noticed this trend, too.

Global Voices is Presented With Thuraya IP+ Terminal at News Xchange

In recognition for groundbreaking work with online citizen media, Global Voices received a powerful satellite internet device during Eurovision's annual conference.

NACLA-Global Voices Partnership Tackles Gender & Sexuality in Latin America & the Caribbean

A team of five Global Voices authors from Latin America and the Caribbean will contribute weekly articles for a series about women, gender, and LGBT issues.

#BlogsNi: Nicaraguan Blog Carnival Focuses on Identity

Nicaraguan bloggers will be sharing their ideas and reflections about identity [es] throughout November 2013: #BlogsNi ha llegado, todos y todas están invitados. Textos, imágenes, vídeos, audio y todo, todo...

Bhutan's Hydroelectric Projects and a Kingfisher

The Bhutanese people are slowly beginning to realize that the hydropower projects will, over time, not only ruin our environment but will also be the cause of the loss of...

Michelle Bachelet Wins Chilean Election But Will Face Runoff

Netizens had voiced their discontent with Bachelet's candidacy and her previous administration. After yesterday's results, many are commenting about the difference between views on social networks and reality in Chile.

China, Stop Calling Uyghur Muslims Terrorists

Uyghur people are more and more often associated with the term "terrorist" in China. Such labeling has turned random individual criminal acts into the collective responsibility of an ethnic minority.

Australian Prime Minister Downplays Sri Lankan Torture Allegations

Many Australians were flabbergasted by Prime Minister Tony Abbott's conciliatory remarks about torture and other human rights abuses allegedly committed by the Sri Lankan government

China to Ease One-child Policy

Off-beat China translated some Chinese netizens reactions to the loosening up one-child policy. The new “long-term balanced development of the population” approach will give more autonomy for city residents to...

What Are Xi's Plans for China's Media?

David Bandurski from China media project looked into the media policy of the new leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, in particular after the Third Plenum meeting. Against the background...

Rising Indonesian Economy Must Address Food Security Issue

John McCarthy and Zahari Zen urge the Indonesian government to implement ‘transformative policies’ to solve hunger and food insecurity in the country: The food produced is too expensive, leaving poor...

How Social Media is Changing Cambodian Politics

Colin Meyn explains how the ‘rapid spread of social media is altering Cambodia’s political landscape.’ The young electorate desirous of change plus the aggressive campaigning of the opposition in the...

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