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· March, 2012

Stories about Human Rights from March, 2012

United States: “I am Trayvon Martin”

The indignation of American citizens and Internet users around the world over the murder of Martin Trayvon Florida continues to grow. This young black man was shot at the exit...

Belarus: “15+2=17″ – Bloggers React to Executions of Kanavalau and Kavalyou

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

Activity in the Caribbean blogosphere this week has been predominantly coming from Cuba and its diaspora, as the country prepares for the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI amidst frustration about...

Colombia: Eduardo Montealegre Appointed as New Chief Prosecutor

Mexico: Anticipation and Reactions on the Verdict of Florence Cassez

Mexicans are of divided opinions over the case of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, which generated unusual anticipation among netizens. At the end of the day and regardless of the human rights...

Cuba: Bloggers Continue to Speak Out about Papal Visit

Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming trip to Cuba will be the first from the head of the Catholic church in more than a decade. As the pontiff's arrival draws ever closer,...

Russia: Madonna Responds to St. Petersburg “Gay Propaganda” Law Controversy

Arab World: Happy Mother's Day – Tribute to Martyrs’ Mothers

The Arab world marks Mother's Day today, March 21. On social networking sites, netizens send out congratulations to their mothers on the day. They also remember the mothers of the...

Lebanon : Mothers’ Day Event in the Absence of Prisoners Detained in Syria

Iran: Jailed blogger released on bail

Egypt: Women's Right to Divorce Debated in Parliament

The performance of the new Egyptian Parliament continues to stir debate on social media sites. The new parliament was seen as a move towards to democracy. However, the parliament continues...

China and Koreas: North Korean Refugees

Bangladesh: The Plight of the Indigenous People

In Bangladesh there are more than 45 indigenous tribes (adibashis). Every day some of them are being subjected to discrimination, oppression and abuse. Their plights can be heard in indigenous...

Turkey: Riot Police Continue to Clash with Kurds Celebrating Newroz

Kurdish people are the largest ethnic group in Turkey. They have been subject to state-sanctioned discrimination and human rights violations. Today, in Yuksekova, which is a district in the Hakkari...

Colombia: Video Contrasts Ads Vs. Reality of Oil Extraction Companies

Bolivia: New March Against TIPNIS Road to Start in April

Macedonia: March for Peace as “First Step.” What Now?

Thousands of people turned out to express their willingness to live together in peace by walking the streets and bridges of Skopje during the March for Peace on March 17....

Hungary: An Eventful Celebration of the National Holiday

The prime minister compares the country to a frog; a rapper is elected as "the alternative president"; far-right protesters break into the IMF office; a techno party is held at...

Cuba: Bloggers Uncomfortable as Pope's Visit Looms

As Pope Benedict XVI's controversial visit to Cuba draws closer, online discussion is heating up. Bloggers are upset over what they perceive as a partnership between communism and Catholicism, especially...

Bolivia: Remembering Domitila Barrios de Chungara

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