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25 November 2013

Stories from 25 November 2013

Ukrainian pro-EU Protest Pleases the Russian Opposition

But no consensus on whether Ukraine should continue the long process of EU accession or whether it should forge yet closer ties with Russia.

Global Voices Meetup in Skopje, Macedonia

The next Global Voices Meetup is scheduled for November 30 to take place in Skopje, Macedonia. Please join us for this gathering to help plan the future of the GV...

‘Las Patronas’ Receive Human Rights Award for Work Feeding Migrants

Norma Vázquez Romero was given the 2013 Mexican Human Rights Award for feeding migrants from Central America and Southern Mexico en route to the United States.

Pakistan Government Blames Social Media for Fanning Sectarian Clashes

Following a deadly sectarian clash in Rawalpindi city, manipulated photos of the event quickly spread on social media, inspiring false 'revenge' attacks in different parts of Pakistan, according to authorities.

VIDEO: Authorities Destroy Mosques in Angola

The destruction of at least 11 mosques in the last two months in Angola is provoking reactions of outrage online. According to Voz da América [pt], Angolan authorities state that the...

Competing Candidates Claim Victory in Honduras Presidential Election

Conservative candidate Juan Orlando Hernández is currently leading the presidential vote; but his main rival, left-wing candidate Xiomara Castro, has also claimed victory. Votes are still being counted.

Love Doesn't Kill: Campaign Against Femicide in Colombia

23-year old Nataly Palacios Córdoba was murdered by her boyfriend in August. Her death caused such a shock that her classmates decided to launch the 'Love doesn't kill' campaign.

Brazilian Activists Meet in Free Media Week in Rio de Janeiro

A series of debates and workshops dedicated to the democratization of the media, digital radio, cryptography and surveillance, among other digital activism issues, starts tomorrow, November 26, in Rio de...

Story of a Democratic Blackout: Valencia's Public Television Shuts Down (Part 2)

In this second and final part of a series, we discuss the reactions and consequences on the shutdown of public television in Valencia, Spain.

Iran: Jailed Blogger Needs Urgent Medical Care

Jailed blogger,Hossein Ronaghi Maleki needs urgent medical care.He was sentenced to 15 years of prison. Laleh tweeted Jailed activist Hossein Ronaghi in very poor health w/ swollen kidneys-(one non-functioning), bladder...

Two Brazilian Women Kill Themselves After Sex Tape, Nude Photos Leaked

"I am afraid but I think is goodbye forever," 17-year-old Julia Rebeca wrote on her Twitter account before taking her own life.

Tiananmen Student Activist Asks Hong Kong Government to Arrest Him

Tiananmen student activist, Wu’er Kaixi, was landed in Hong Kong International airport today (November 25), initially for flight transit. However, he refused to get onto the plane and asked the...

Will Yemen's Romeo and Saudi's Juliet Have a Happy Ending?

Saudi Huda and Yemeni Arafat are the modern day Romeo and Juliet, reports Noon Arabia

Hong Kong Slutwalk 2013

Evan Fowler from the Housenews explained the significance of slutwalk in Hong Kong. The recent comments of Security Chief Lai Tung Kwok, who suggested women should not “drink too much”...

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