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· February, 2012

Stories about Politics from February, 2012

29 February 2012

Bermuda: Economic Debate

Cuba: Worry about Hunger Striker

Brazil: Dispute Over the Falklands Opens Debate on Economic Perspectives

The 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War and the recent public statements by Argentine President Cristina Kirchner cause us to evaluate those events from new perspectives, including...

Zambia: Ban Ki-moon Calls on Nation to Respect Gay Rights

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Zambia on 24 February; he addressed parliament, met key political figures and visited the Victoria Falls. None of these events have made as much...

Russia: An Overview of the Pre-Election Anglophone Blogging

RuNet Echo

Below is a quick overview of what some of the Anglophone Russia bloggers have been writing during the busy pre-election month of February.

Cuba, USA: Blogger Perspectives on the Embargo's 50th Anniversary (Part 1)

The United States' economic embargo against Cuba has been in existence for 50 years. To mark the occasion, Global Voices interviews two bloggers about the blockade and what it has...

28 February 2012

Video Highlights: Defending Human Rights

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

Cuba: Dialogue with the Opposition?

Jamaica: Inmate Beatings

St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago: Priestly Poetry & A New Literature Partnership

Haiti: Joining the African Union

France : Who is French and who is not?

Australia: Prime Minister Julia Gillard Wins Big in Leadership Dogfight

There have been very mixed reactions to Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s decisive victory over former PM Kevin Rudd in the leadership challenge. The vote amongst Australian Labor Party parliamentarians (the...

27 February 2012

Bahrain: #Hungry4BH Trends Worldwide

Bahraini netizens, backed by the international community, helped raise the voices of detained political activists on hunger strike, by making their plight a trending topic on Twitter. Mona Kareem reports...

Tunisia: McCain's Visit Stirs up Anti-US Feelings

Senator John McCain's visit to Tunisia on Thursday, February 23, left Tunisian Internet users angry over what they called Ennahda's 'double standards.' Hundreds of Facebook comments, dozens of tweets and...

Yemen: Hadi President After 33 Years of Saleh

After 33 long years of Ali Abdullah Saleh's rule, Yemen finally inaugurated today a new President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, for the transitional phase, following a whole year of protests....

Iranian News Agency “Improves” Oscar Speech by Asghar Farhadi

Iranians are overjoyed with the news that Asghar Farhadi's film “A Separation” was awarded an Oscar for best foreign language film. Farhadi's acceptance speech attracted even more attention after Fars...

Jamaica: “Intellectual Ghetto”

Haiti: Legislative “Assault” Against Civil Service

Cuba: Working for “The Enemy”?

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