Stories from 22 November 2013
The autumn sky above Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka was so beautiful on 17 November that social media was flooded with images and talk about the scene.
Hello Cairo! Our meetup took place on November 16 in "The Workshops" facility in Maadi. We spoke about Global Voices, technology and society.
A YouTube mascot roams Karachi in protest of Pakistan's ban of the video-sharing website in a recently released clip. "If you want me back, hug me," the mascot says.
This Friday on GV Face we talk abut the future of Bulgaria's protests with our authors Rayna, Nevena Borisova and Ruslan Trad, and Danica Radisic.
Assailants and a special police group at the fringes of the law clashed in a pharmacy in November 2003, leaving 8 dead, 3 missing and, even today, dozens of questions.
The controversial bill seeks to impose tougher penalties for leaking Japan's national secrets, but critics fear it could curtail freedom of the press and the right to information.
Japan's traditional tofu makers, trying to compete with low supermarket prices, are on the verge of extinction.
After disappearing from Twitter yesterday, Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbekistan's “enduring dictator“, has returned to the micro-blogging service. In a flurry of angry tweets, Gulnara is blaming [ru] her mother for using intimidation and arbitrary arrests against her colleagues, allies, and business partners. Gulnara also suggests that her mother is...
The next Global Voices Meetup is scheduled for November 23 in Kampala, Uganda, bringing together community members to share ideas.
While the children of Belgium, The Netherlands and other European countries prepare for the arrival of Saint Nicholas on December 6, the shadow of racism hangs over this tradition.
Cuba's 3D cinemas, run by the private sector, have been banned.
The announcement by the Valencian government on the afternoon of November 5 fell like a bucket of cold water among television and public radio workers in Valencia, Spain.
The first ever Uganda Social Media Awards (SMAs) took place on 15 November 2013 at The Hub, Oasis Mall in Kampala, Uganda. The objectives of the awards, which were organised by BluFlamingo, were: The Uganda SMA’s (Social Media awards) is Uganda’s first event that seeks to bring together individuals and...
Anne-Sophie Simpere reports that the Uranium exploitation contract between Niger and Areva, a french energy company, are set to be re-negotiated as it comes to an end as of December 2013. She writes [fr]: Il est incompréhensible que le Niger, 4ème producteur d’uranium au monde, et fournisseur stratégique d’Areva et...
If the police involved…are allowed to go unpunished aren’t you sending a message to other cops with no respect for human rights, especially the rights of the poor, that they have a license to behave like this? Active Voice issues a plea to Jamaica's police commissioner after two teens were...
China Law Blog's guest writer Greg Anderson commented on the recent announcement on General Motors’ decision to move its international headquarters from Shanghai to Singapore. To answer the question, the writer asked why did GM move its headquarter to China back in 2004. In hindsight, it seems GM became overly...
On the eve of their Orange Revolution anniversary, Ukrainian citizens take to the streets to protest a suspended EU deal that would help their country grow closer to the West.
Was the mastermind behind the Volgograd bus bombing killed by Russian special forces or captured by Dagestani civilians?
The verse 'Kill the man, rape my girlfriend' is now banned in the Singapore army marching song.
Regional litbloggers will be glad to know that The Caribbean Review of Books is back in publication – online – with some help from Bocas Lit Fest.
‘Wide Goose Father’ is a commonly-used term in South Korea referring to sacrificial fathers who send their wife and children abroad for better education, but themselves remain in South Korea to work and cover all the expenses. The number of wild goose fathers has been steadily increasing over the years...