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· February, 2009

Stories about Protest from February, 2009

28 February 2009

Martinique and Guadeloupe: Vocabulary of the general strike

Armenia: 1 March Anniversary

Shiv Sena's Orkut Campaign: The Limits to Freedom of Expression in an Intolerant India

Introduction: Freedom of Expression in the Indian Blogosphere The Indian blogosphere is abuzz with discussions on freedom of expression after the Supreme Court refused to throw out Shiv Sena's defamation...

USA: Activists Incensed after Fatal Shooting by Police

Several people recorded mobile phone videos of a police officer shooting and killing a young man named Oscar Grant on a train platform in Oakland, California, on January 1. Since...

26 February 2009

Guadeloupe: Police “Blunder”?

Amidst the confusion of the month-long social conflict in Guadeloupe, two nights of violence took place on February 17th and 18th. Apart from acts of arson in shops and numerous...

Martinique: Violent clashes in Fort de France

Jamaica, Guyana: Action or Reaction?

25 February 2009

Singapore: Amended law to allow filming of “factual” political rallies

Individuals who use their mobile phones to film illegal rallies can be arrested under an amended law in Singapore. Live film recordings of political events are allowed but the events...

Bangladesh: Citizen Journalists Covering BDR Mutiny

Today morning Dhaka was rattled by a fierce gun battle inside the headquarters of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR – paramilitary border security force) situated in the heart of the capital. Rumors...

Egypt: Philip Rizk's Four Days in Detention

A day after publishing “Egypt: More activists and bloggers arrested” on Global Voices Online, news of Philip Rizk's detention spread like wildfire around the world - and the blogger and...

Egypt: Police Crack Down on Student Demonstration

The 21th of February 1946 marks a shameful memory in the modern Egyptian history. On that day, hundreds of students demonstrating on the movable Abbas Bridge were either shot dead...

24 February 2009

Iran: Students protesting against martyrs re-burial are jailed

Up to 70 students from the Amir Kabir University in Tehran were arrested today, Tuesday 24th of February, while protesting against the re-burial of five anonymous Iran-Iraq War martyrs in...

Hong Kong: Defending freedom of speech

On 22 Feb 09, more than a hundred Hong Kong people took on the street to voice out their concerns about the alarming shrinking of freedom of speech in Hong...

Armenia: Illegal hunting in nature reserve exposed

Illustrating how online activism could make a difference in Armenia, a YouTube video of a chief forester hunting wild boar at the Khosrov nature reserve has resulted in his dismissal.

New Zealand: Blog ‘Blackout’ protest stalls anti-pirating law

A large swatch of New Zealand’s political blogosphere shut down its websites for a half-day on Monday, February 23 in protest of a copyright law that could have required internet...

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