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Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 24-30th 2011

Monday, 5 December 2011, 10:59 am | Global Voices

As governments gear up for COP17, which starts today, experts are warning that among climate change's greatest consequences in developing countries are the risks to the agriculture sector, including an increased risk of food insecurity. Bangladesh is ... More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest—November 30, 2011

Friday, 2 December 2011, 1:03 pm | Global Voices

With a week to go until Russia's parliamentary elections, the Golos election monitoring association has been experiencing unprecedented pressure, including a break-in by a television team, accusatory articles in major newspapers, and a call for the organization's ... More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 29th 2011

Thursday, 1 December 2011, 11:04 am | Global Voices

For the first time in Brazilian history, the national census has shown that the majority of the population, 50.7% of a total 190,732,694 people, is black or mixed race. The 2010 censusrevealed that most of the black population is concentrated in the north ... More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 28th 2011

Thursday, 1 December 2011, 10:07 am | Global Voices

The news of a Chinese government donation of 23 school buses to the Republic of Macedonia on 25 November, has outraged Chinese netizens, who are mourning for the death of 19 preschool kids in a car accident in Gansu province on 16 November. read>> More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest—November 26-27, 2011

Monday, 28 November 2011, 6:17 pm | Global Voices

On 24th November, 2011, India's Agriculture Minister, Mr.Sharad Pawar, was slapped on the face by a youth as he was leaving a government building. The youth Harvinder Singh was apparently fed up of the growing inflation, corruption and graft cases ... More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 24-25th 2011

Monday, 28 November 2011, 11:09 am | Global Voices

The situation in Thailand is improving as floodwaters are receding but the death toll is now more than 600. The flood disaster is the worst in the past five decades but it also showed the creative and inventive ways of the people as they coped with ... More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 23rd 2011

Friday, 25 November 2011, 11:47 am | Global Voices

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is the center of attention of the country's social media junkies and human right groups these days, for its infamous leaked list of banned obscene words and phrases for SMS traffic. Pakistani bloggers react. More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 22nd 2011

Friday, 25 November 2011, 10:01 am | Global Voices

When PM Vladimir Putin stepped out to congratulate Mixed Martial Arts champion Fedor Emelianenko on Nov. 20, he was visibly taken aback when he received a less than warm response from Moscow spectators. Donna Welles reports. read>> More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 21st 2011

Wednesday, 23 November 2011, 11:28 am | Global Voices

The beautiful and warm city of Iquitos, in the Loreto region, is going through several problems; the most worrying and annoying for the inhabitants is the chaos caused by controversial sewage works. Citizens are using social networks to organize and ... More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 19-20th 2011

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 10:46 am | Global Voices

Egypt: Ultras Push Police Back as the Battle for Tahrir Continues Police and protesters spent a day battling over Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the Egyptian revolution. A few minutes ago thousands of football fans, known as ultras, descended upon the ... More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 17-18th 2011

Monday, 21 November 2011, 12:41 pm | Global Voices

On November 15 a group of Palestinian activists were arrested while travelling on a bus carrying Israeli settlers. The activists called themselves the "Freedom Riders", after the American civil rights campaigners of 1961. read>> More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 10-16th 2011

Monday, 21 November 2011, 12:37 pm | Global Voices

Egypt's homosexuals have joined forces and intend to march in Tahrir Square on January 1 to demand their full rights in society. The announcement came in a Facebook group which called for the protest. Mona Kareem sums up netizen reactions to the initiative. ... More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 16th 2011

Friday, 18 November 2011, 12:14 pm | Global Voices

A photo showing a little girl caring for her baby brother in a classroom in rural China has caused an online stir. It reflects the country's long-standing social problem of children who are left behind by their parents going to work in the cities. read>> More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 15th 2011

Thursday, 17 November 2011, 10:30 am | Global Voices

Farzana Yasmin, a young Bangladeshi bride sent ripples across the country when she divorced her husband right after the wedding, after his family, with his consent, asked for a dowry from her family. read>> More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 14th 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011, 2:43 pm | Global Voices

A huge explosion at a military base near Iran's capital Tehran, killed at least 17 soldiers including one high-ranking Revolutionary Guard official on November 12, 2011. Officials say it was an accident, while bloggers speculate on other possibilities. ... More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 12-13th 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011, 9:40 am | Global Voices

A military court today decided to jail blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah for another 15 days, 15 days after first detaining him, pending investigations on what defenders say are trumped up charges. Blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad's trial was also once again ... More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov9th 2011

Friday, 11 November 2011, 11:21 am | Global Voices

Global Campaigns in Solidarity with Syria Keep Growing There has been a global outpouring of initiatives in solidarity with the Syrian people. Social media and older technologies, like the telephone, are being used to let Syrians know that they have not been forgotten, ... More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 7-8, 2011

Wednesday, 9 November 2011, 2:59 pm | Global Voices

As the clock was ticking toward Liberia's scheduled November 8 presidential run-off, a cloud of doubt and uncertainty seemed to be engulfing the process. To vote or not to vote, that is the question that Liberian voters had to deal with before today's ... More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 5-6th, 2011

Tuesday, 8 November 2011, 11:11 am | Global Voices

Egypt: All Set for Parliamentary Elections 2011 Voting for Egypt's parliamentary elections begins on November 29. Get up to date with the process and some of the issues netizens are discussing about the country's first elections since the ouster ... More >>

Global Voices: Daily Digest - Nov 3rd-4th 2011

Monday, 7 November 2011, 12:03 pm | Global Voices

Russia/Georgia: The Dilemma of Politics Blogging for Cash One well-known Georgian political blogger writes of his dilemma in being approached for payment for a blog post. Blogging for cash is a recent shady public relations phenomenon in Russia and ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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