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· January, 2011

Stories about Human Rights from January, 2011

Egypt: Last ISP Goes Offline, Fears of Losing Mobile Networks

Following a near-blackout of Internet service on January 27, it seems that the last remaining ISP--Noor Group, which has approximately 8% of market share--has now been cut off as well,...

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: Looking at Egypt

Cuban bloggers speculate that the Egypt protests may set an example for Cubans, issue advice to the Egyptian people and blog about similarities and differences between the two countries, while...

Trinidad & Tobago: In Solidarity Over Kato's Death

gspotttt and Globewriter join their voices in offering “tribute to the life of slain Sexual Minorities Uganda human rights defender David Kato Kisule.”

Cuba: Arrest & Release #3

A third arrest and release for Guillermo Fariñas in three days: Uncommon Sense has the details.

Guinea-Bissau: Ready to face the truth?

Journalist Helena Ferro de Gouveia, in her blog Domadora de Leões [Lions Tamer, pt] reflects on what could be the impact if Guinea Bissau decides to create a Truth and...

Russia: Valeria Novodvorskaya's Blog Hacked

Vladimir Pribylovskiy reports [RUS] hi-jacking of Valeria Novodvorskaya‘s (Russian liberal politician and a former Soviet dissident) LiveJournal account [RUS]. “The Brigade of Hell,” dispersed group of generally pro-Kremlin hackers, took...

Egypt: On Twitter, the Search for Wael Ghonim

On Twitter, friends express concern for blogger and Google staffer Wael Ghonim, who's been missing since January 27 in midst of the demonstrations in Cairo.

Israel: Social Media Offers Alternative Egypt Commentary

On social media and blogs, Israelis express mixed feelings about Egypt: intuitive support of the demand for freedom alongside concerns. Carmel L. Vaisman reports.

Netherlands: Dutch-Iranian woman executed in Iran

Dutch-Iranian Zahra Bahrami has been executed in Iran after having been found guilty of drug-related crimes and sentenced to death on 2 January. Zahra Bahrami was arrested on 27 December...

Egypt in Photographs: From the Streets of Cairo

When not out on the streets of Cairo, human rights activist and Global Voices Advocacy contributor Ramy Raoof has been uploading photographs of demonstrations to share with the world. In...

Czech Republic: The Czech Roma During the Holocaust

Czech Position writes in detail about “the wartime fate of the Roma” – whose “tremendous suffering and loss [are] often reduced to little more than a historical footnote.”

Serbia, Kosovo: Comment on Dick Marty's Report

Belgraded.com comments on Dick Marty's “report on organized criminal activities committed by the Kosovo Albanian side during and after Kosovo conflict”: “As it turns out, there are now at least...

Poland: Blogger Prosecuted for Criticizing Local Mayor

Jakub Górnicki writes about the case of Łukasz Kaprowicz, a Polish journalist and blogger who was sued for defamation after he had criticized the mayor of the town of Mosina...

Iran: Egypt Uprising a Vivid Reminder of Iran's Green Movement

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Protests 2011. For several Iranian bloggers, the current Egyptian protests and activist use of social media, is a vivid reminder...

Egypt: Videos Are Worth a Million Words

The Egyptian government is bracing itself for a fourth consecutive day of demonstrations. Activists have been circulating pamphlets and sharing videos via the Internet. The government has reacted by shutting...

Cuba: Second Arrest for Fariñas

On learning that Guillermo Fariñas was arrested for a second time in less than 24 hours, Uncommon Sense says: “Nothing is unusual about what is happening…what is unusual is for...

Egypt: An Internet Black Hole

Over the past few days, as protesting Egyptians have utilized social media tools for organizing and disseminating information, they've also come across numerous obstacles to access. Tonight, the biggest barrier...

Ukraine: Police Treatment of Foreigners Raises Concerns Ahead of Euro 2012

Tetyana Bohdanova reviews the netizens' reactions to a recent episode of ill-treatment of foreigners by the Ukrainian police, a trend that is especially alarming since Ukraine is currently preparing to...

Israel: Bloggers Eye Gaza as Egypt Unrest Spreads through Sinai

This is a summary of Israeli perspectives, blog posts, and media shared online over the last two days, in reaction to the unrest in Egypt. Referenced by Israeli sources as...

Cuba: Fariñas Arrested & Released

Uncommon Sense has been following the recent arrest of Cuban independent journalist Guillermo Fariñas and calls his detainment a “We told you so” moment. He has subsequently been released.

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