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6 December 2013

Stories from 6 December 2013

On Twitter, Peruvians Remember Song Dedicated to Mandela

Ecuadorian Government Shuts Down Environmental NGO Pachamama

The Ecuadorian government ordered the closure of the NGO Fundación Pachamama, dedicated to the defense of Ecuador's Amazon rainforest, alleging that the it was "affecting the public peace".

Music Lovers Remember King of Congolese Rumba Tabu Ley Rochereau

"Africa has lost a true legend in the music fraternity. #Tabuley's music inspired many both young & old. We will dearly miss you."

Russian Oligarch Khodorkovsky Will Go Free When He's Dead?

RuNet Echo

Mikhail Khodorkovsky is scheduled to leave jail later next year, but there are now signs that he may face new criminal charges before he can breathe free air.

17 Pieces of Wisdom from Nelson Mandela that Everyone Needs to Read

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, continues to speak to the world through Twitter users who have reacted to the news of his death by sharing his memorable quotes.

#GVMeetup: Global Voices in Real Life

GV Face

In this episode of GV Face we are joined by an all-star panel made up of #GVMeetup facilitators from Egypt, Pakistan, and Portugal.

4 Stories from Volunteers in Typhoon-Hit Philippines That Will Move You To Tears

Uncollected dead bodies, survivors waiting for aid, streets full of debris. These are some of the scenes witnessed by relief volunteers in typhoon-hit provinces in the Philippines

The Russian Parliament's Golden Gun

RuNet Echo

Last Tuesday, two deputies demonstrated that the Russian Duma still has some fight left in it, when they got into a fistfight in the halls of the parliament building.

As Ukraine's Protests Escalate, #Euromaidan Hashtag Lost in a Sea of Information

Even though it has become harder to find information about Euromaidan protests for the average social networking user, these online tools are actively being used among protesters. Tetyana Lokot explains.

Chairman Mao Is Greater Than Nelson Mandela, Chinese Leftists Say

"I don't understand why India's Gandhi and South Africa's Mandela receive so much praise. Of course they were great, that's all. But Chairman Mao surpassed them all."

Nigerians Celebrate Nelson Mandela, ‘A Source of Inspiration for People’ Everywhere

Nelson Mandela, beloved statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, died on December 5, 2013. Nigerians are celebrating the powerful legacy left behind by South Africa's first black president.

1,000 Days Since 2011's Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Top 4 Buzzwords that People in Japan Couldn't Stop Saying in 2013

"Imadesho", meaning "how 'bout now?!", and "baigaeshi", meaning revenge, are at the top of the list of popular buzzwords in Japan this year.

Caribbean: Farewell, Nelson Mandela

The announcement of Nelson Mandela's death has dealt a hard blow. Regional bloggers share their thoughts about the passing of one of the world's most enduring icons of peaceful resistance.

Like Father, Like… Kyrgyz Opposition Leader's Son Gets Arrested

"Like father, like son" is the most popular theme in netizen reactions to the recent arrest of a controversial Kyrgyz politician's son on theft charges.

Lonely Chinese Men Are Looking to Vietnam for Love

Vietnam, where Chinese bachelors can find "true love", or more specifically, where they can "search for brides who won't demand apartments or private vehicles as a precondition for marriage."