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22 November 2013

Stories from 22 November 2013

PHOTOS: Dhaka's Beautiful Blue Sky Briefly Takes Over Web

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.

Notes From the GVMeetup in Cairo

Hello Cairo! Our meetup took place on November 16 in "The Workshops" facility in Maadi. We spoke about Global Voices, technology and society.

VIDEO: Fighting Pakistan's YouTube Ban, One Hug at a Time

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.

GV Face: Students Occupy Bulgaria's Future

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.

10 Years After Fatal Police Operation, Ecuadorian Court Reopens the ‘Fybeca Case’

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.

Protesters, Journalists Speak Out Against Japan's National Secrecy Bill

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 Independent Tofu Makers Are Rapidly Disappearing

Japan's traditional tofu makers, trying to compete with low supermarket prices, are on the verge of extinction.

Uzbekistan's “Twitter Warrior” Gulnara Karimova Is Back

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...

Global Voices Meetup in Kampala, Uganda

The next Global Voices Meetup is scheduled for November 23 in Kampala, Uganda, bringing together community members to share ideas.

Racism, the United Nations, and the Dutch Saint Nicholas Tradition

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.

Cuban Intellectuals Debate the Prohibition of 3D Private Cinemas on the Island

Cuba's 3D cinemas, run by the private sector, have been banned.

Story of a Democratic Blackout: Valencia's Public Television Shuts Down (Part 1)

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.

RESULTS: Uganda's First Ever Social Media Awards

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...

More Transparency Needed in Uranium Negotiation in Niger

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...

Jamaica: Abuse of Police Power

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...

General Motors’ Headquarters Move Out of China

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...

Ukraine Suspends EU Deal, Protesters Fill Kyiv's Independence Square

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.

Closure for Russian Terror Victims?

Was the mastermind behind the Volgograd bus bombing killed by Russian special forces or captured by Dagestani civilians?

‘Kill the Man, Rape My Girlfriend’ Singapore's Army Removes Violent Lyrics from Marching Song

The verse 'Kill the man, rape my girlfriend' is now banned in the Singapore army marching song.

The Caribbean Review of Books Reinvents Itself Online

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.

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