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· March, 2010

Stories about Human Rights from March, 2010

22 March 2010

Iran: New wave of blogger arrests

Another wave of blogger arrests has been reported in Iran but the details are murky. The leader of an anti-censorship group named Iran Proxy, and the founder of blog hosting...

21 March 2010

Dubai: Iranian Blogger Omid Reza Mirsayafi Remembered

About 40 young people from all four corners of the world came together in a cafe in Dubai and remembered the first anniversary of the death of Iranian Omid Reza...

Lebanon: Runaway Maids

20 March 2010

“Damas de Blanco:” A Week of Protest in Cuba

Cuba's Damas de Blanco protests come on the heels of a flutter of international condemnation incited by the hunger striker Orlando Zapata Tamayo's death last month. Wednesday's crackdown by Cuban...

Serbia: Diaspora Serb's Musings on “Serbs, Media, Justice and Me!”

18 March 2010

Global: Furs And Fashion

Last month the fashion world went literally “wild” during the unveiling of fall collections. They had models strutting the catwalk in so much fur, it was scary enough to make...

China: Confession of a ‘Second Generation Migrant Worker’

China’s hukou system, adopted in 1958 to control population movement, has long been criticized for tying the population to their place of origin. With the mass migration of rural workers...

Iran: Jailed blogger's mother called to release his son

Egypt: And the IslamOnline strike continues

The IslamOnline employees sit-in continues in Cairo, Egypt, after 250 employees were given their notice. The disgruntled employees are livestreaming, blogging and using Twitter to broadcast their plight. Mohamed El...

17 March 2010

Saudi Arabia: 1,000 lashes for YouTube video

A Saudi man has been charged for morality crimes after a video appeared on YouTube where he is dressed in police uniform, dancing and flirting with the male cameraman. He...

Macedonia: International Women's Day in the Blogosphere

International Women's Day is not an official public holiday in Macedonia, but is widely observed through interpersonal interactions and at some workplaces. This year, a number of bloggers used the...

Iranian women's rights website wins RSF online freedom award

Reporters without Borders and Google have awarded Iranian women's rights website We-change with a "Netizen Prize" for their work in defense of freedom of expression.

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