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· February, 2012

Stories about International Relations from February, 2012

France, Equitorial Guinea: The Search for “Ill-Gotten Gains” of an African Head of State

Video Highlights: Video Advocacy and Recent Events

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including indigenous rights and recent news from Latin America, East Asia and Sub Saharan Africa selected by Juliana...

Argentina: Government Accepts UN Mediation in Falklands Conflict

Amidst a climate of rising tensions with the United Kingdom, the Argentinian government decided to take the conflict over the sovereignty of the Falklands to the UN. Secretary General Ban...

“Dying to Live”: Khader Adnan's Hunger Strike for Palestinian Rights

Adnan Khader is on strike to protest a raid on his family home by Israeli occupation forces and to bring worldwide attention to the fact that Palestinians are held without...

Martinique: All together around Creole

West Papua: A Different Side of the Independence Struggle through Video

A documentary video letter from a woman in West Papua to an Indonesian soldier echoes the stories of many other women in the area. In this case, she asks the...

Antigua, Guadeloupe: From the Common Past

Sri Lanka: Lack Of Basic Convenience At The National Development Exhibition

Bhutan: The Potentials Of Amateur Radios

Saudi Arabia: Fate of Journalist Hamza Kashgari Hangs in the Balance

Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari set off a social media firestorm last week when he tweeted an imaginary conversation with the Prophet Mohammed, causing the young man to flee the country...

Macedonia: British MEP Tweets His Emergency Landing at Skopje Airport

A drama in the air over the Skopje airport received an immediate reflection via Twitter, after a successful emergency landing. Filip Stojanovski reports.

China: The Political Drama of Wang Lijun's “Stress Leave”

Some background on Wang Lijun, the former police chief of Chongqing who sought temporary refuge in a nearby US consulate last week before turning himself over to central government authorities....

Saudi Journalist Detained in Malaysia for ‘Offensive’ Tweet

Jamaica: Go Easy on the Guns

Russia: “Anti-Gay Propaganda Bill” Passes Second Reading

St. Petersburg is getting closer to signing into law the notorious "anti-gay propaganda bill." "Will talking about Tchaikovsky be banned?" tweets British writer and actor Stephen Fry. Some of the...

Macedonia: Pondering Future Consequences of ACTA

Mexico, USA: Journalist and Author Sam Quinones Starts Blogging

Cuba: Bloggers Say Pope Should Postpone Trip

Cuban bloggers have been making their feelings known about the impending papal visit to Cuba, their main concern being that the Vatican is putting its stamp of approval on the...

Barbados: Take The Prisoner

Tunisia: Decision to Expel Syrian Ambassador Sparks Heated Debate

On February 1, Tunisia, the birthplace of the so-called Arab Spring, has started procedures to expel the Syrian Ambassador in Tunis, and to withdraw recognition of the Syrian regime. Netizens...

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