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Rayna St. · July, 2012

former research fellow @ Paris Descartes University // now independent researcher and consultant at RS Strategy // Geek & DIYbio hacker // working to achieve gender equality in science & tech // human rights activist // former editor for Global Voices Bulgarian // Columnist for Al-Jazeera English, Nature Middle East, Jadaliyya,… // board member of the French chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation // founder of OpenMENA // human being

Between Bulgaria, Egypt & France

I tweet under @MaliciaRogue |
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Latest posts by Rayna St. from July, 2012

Israel: Media Learn About Shootings 8 Hours Later

@activestills, “a collective of Israeli, International and Palestinian photographers, united by a conviction that photography is a vehicle for social change”, says on Twitter this morning: “Israeli police informed media...

Bulgaria: “When You Sack the Person of the Year…”

On July 12, the Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council dismissed Judge Todorova, the head of the biggest and most powerful union and the winner of the "Person of the Year" prize...

Egypt: Remembering the Abbasiya Events

Egyptian blogger Wael Eskandar publishes an extensively documented report on “the most brutal military crackdown” for the last months. Preceeding the presidential elections in Egypt, the Abbasiya events were quickly...

Palestine: Football Player Mahmoud Sarsak Set Free

Palestinian football player Mahmoud Sarsak was freed from an Israeli prison yesterday. His return to Gaza received a massive welcome.

Bulgaria: How to Become a Prostitute in 1888

The blog “Живот Мой” (“My Life”) published [bg] the 1888 local legislation on how to become a prostitute in the Black Sea coastal city of Varna. The bill contains the...

Bulgaria: Budget Expenses in Open Access

On July 3, the Bulgarian government voted [bg] for a national roadmap compliant with the Open Government Partnership Initiative requirements. As an integral part of this action plan, the Ministry...

Bulgaria: “I, the Bulgarian from Macedonia”

The Bulgarian news outlet Fakel published [bg] a review of a new book entitled, “I, the Bulgarian from Macedonia.” The book is described as “a terrible, breaking, disgusting story that...

Russia: Pussy Riot Members Remain in Jail

Amnesty International started a sms action campaign calling for the release of three jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot. The women — Nadezhda, Maria and Ekaterina — were...

Egypt: Mapping Military Staff in Civilian Administrations

Egyptian independent activists started the mapping initiative el3askarmap [ar] aimed at following what happens to military personnel after their retirement from the army. Very often those senior officers land at...

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