Stories from 29 November 2013
GV Face: 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian Descent Stripped of Citizenship
Can a country strip more than 200,000 people of their citizenship rights? This week we speak to activists in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Nepali Cricket Team Headed to Twenty20 World Cup After Historic Win
Playing as an underdog the Himalayan country secured a berth at the next years Twenty20 Cricket World Cup. The netizens are rejoicing this surprise feat.
#Euromaidan: How Ukraine Came to Be Rocked by Protests
As Ukraine enters its second week of mass protests sparked by the government scrapping an EU integration agreement, Tetyana Bohdanova takes a look at the first week through social media.
Violence Takes Over a Classic Rivalry in Uruguayan Football
Peñarol fans were responsible for a violent incident during the classic game against Nacional. The rivalry between the two teams -the most popular in Uruguay- goes back to their founding.
Impunity: The Biggest Threat to Freedom of Expression in Latin America
In the last 20 years, 670 journalists have been killed in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to delegates from the IFEX-ACL alliance, which recently presented their Annual Report on Impunity 2013: “Faces and Traces of Freedom of Expression in Latin America and the Caribbean.” The crimes — most of which remain unsolved —...
France Replaces Central African Republic Ambassador on the Eve of Military Drive
France is set to send an additional 1,000 troops to the Central African Republic to prevent an escalation of the conflict in the region. So it came as a bit of a surprise when France decided to replace its ambassador Serge Mucetti in the country on the eve of such an important military...
Be the Change – Share Stories of Civic Activism
Be the Change is a new website by CIVICUS for people to share stories of their own activism in order to inspire others or seek helping hands.
Spanish Police Attempt Dead-of-Night Shutdown of Valencia Public Broadcaster
The Valencian government, belonging to the conservative People's Party, has sent the police at 3 a.m. to shut down the regional public broadcaster Ràdio Televisió Valenciana (RTVV) [ca]. Since the government announced the decision to shut the broadcaster down on November 5, the journalists have been running both the radio...
Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El Fattah Arrested — Again
Prominent Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah was arrested in Cairo late Thursday night. Supporters suspect the arrest took place under Egypt's new anti-protest law.
Hospitals Paralyzed by Nationwide Walkout of Doctors in Indonesia
‘Stop Criminalizing Doctors!’ was the cry of doctors who conducted a walkout in Indonesia against a Supreme Court ruling which found three doctors guilty of malpractice.