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· December, 2010

Stories about Human Rights from December, 2010

31 December 2010

Glimpses of Citizen Media from Portuguese language countries in 2010

Throughout 2010 the lusophone blogsphere has given new perspectives on important issues that mainstream media tends to ignore. Read this post and discover a selection of the voices that Global...

Russia: Politics and Justice

Russia: Media Coverage of Khodorkovsky Verdict

30 December 2010

South Asia: Looking Back at the Citizen Media Storylines in 2010

You cannot leave South Asia region out of the picture as with nearly twenty three percent of the world's population, events in this region exert an enormous impact on the...

Tunisia: The Cry of Protestors Echoes Around the World

The cries of Tunisians, protesting against corruption and joblessness for the past two weeks, is gathering momentum on the World Wide Web. Netizens from around the world are rallying behind...

Algeria: What is Happening in Tunisia?

28 December 2010

Cuba: Cables Reveal Government Sees Bloggers as “Most Serious Challenge”

Cuba was one of the Latin American countries most frequently referenced in the trove of diplomatic cables recently released by WikiLeaks. Cables confirmed much of what is already known, but...

Cambodia: Jailed for printing an article from the internet

Lebanon: Not equal in life and in death

27 December 2010

Nigeria: Sotheby’s cancels sale of Benin’s stoles Mask

Sudan: President Announces North Will Be Ruled By Islamic Law If South Separates

As the referendum on whether or not Southern Sudan will separate approaches, a few Sudanese bloggers have been busy commenting on the future prospects of their country. Recent comments made...

Armenia: Homosexuality & National Security?

26 December 2010

Serbia, Albania, Kosovo: More Info on “Yellow House”

China: Christmas Day death of a Zhejiang village leader

Tragedy bookends Year 2010 for Francophone Citizen Media

It appears that tragedy will bookend yet another year rich in remarkable events in the world of francophone citizen media. The month of January set the tone with the fallout...

25 December 2010

Pakistan: The Blasphemous Use Of Blasphemy Law

The interpretation of Blasphemy law in Pakistan has, for long, aroused controversy and has been criticized and questioned by the human rights activists. It has been used as a tool...

India: Doctor Gets Life Sentence On Sedition Charges

On 24th December, 2010, a Sessions Court in Raipur, Chattisgarh, convicted civil rights activist Dr. Binayak Sen on charges of sedition and conspiracy. The court found Dr. Sen guilty of...

24 December 2010

Dominican Republic: Demanding 4% of National Budget for Education

In the Dominican Republic there is a heated debate about the quality of education that focuses on the fact that the General Law of Education establishes that annual public funding...

Caribbean: Defining Moments of 2010

Many landmark events happened in the Caribbean this year, prompting reactions from the regional blogosphere. Here's a look back at some of the most important stories of 2010...

South Africa: Corrective rape is a hate crime

Corrective rape is a criminal practice, whereby men rape lesbian women, purportedly as a means of “curing” the woman of her sexual orientation. Despite South Africa being the first nation...

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