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· January, 2010

Stories about Protest from January, 2010

31 January 2010

Iran: Two Bloggers in Danger of Death

Two Iranian bloggers, who are also human rights defendants, are behind bars under serious charges. Mehrdad Rahimi and Kouhyar Goudarzi have been accused of wanting to wage “a war against...

29 January 2010

Russia: Opposition Blogger Finally Gets Permission To Leave Country

Iran: Green Tune to Support Protest Movement

A ring tone for a song which motivated young Iranians to go to the front and fight during the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s is making the rounds again in...

Uruguay: President-Elect Mujica Tackles Botnia Issue Before Taking Office

Uruguayan president-elect Mujica is trying to negotiate a deal to end the blockade of the bridge between Argentina and Uruguay, which has been blocked over a pulp mill plant that...

28 January 2010

Egypt: The Right to Speak Up

Egyptian bloggers and activists held a conference on January 22 in defense of their right to speak up after more than 20 Egyptian bloggers were arrested when their train arrived...

Haiti: Security vs. Relief?

More than two weeks after the 12 January earthquake in Haiti, and despite an international outpouring of aid, thousands of affected Haitians in and around Port-au-Prince have received little or...

Belarus: Politics and Economy Update

27 January 2010

Russia: Lyudmila Alexeyeva; “Zhivago's Children”

Brazil: The National Program for Human Rights – Part 1

Controversy has erupted following the proposal of a legislative reform package that decriminalises abortion and criminalises homophobia, bans religious symbols from public spaces and calls for a truth commission.

Australia: An Australia Day of Celebration and Protest

Celebrated on January 26, this year's Australia Day was characterized by an increase of flag-waving patriotism. However, the day was also commemorated with the Great Australian Internet Blackout, where Australians...

Japan: Peace walkers

26 January 2010

South Korea: Mediact to be dismantled

College Students Protest on Japanese Employment @ TOKYO

Spurred by a protest late last year by a small number of college students in Hokkaido Prefecture, a number of students in Tokyo organized for a demonstration protesting against Japan's...

Sudan: Man throws shoe at Omar al Bashir

Vietnam: Long prison terms for ‘democracy activists’

Hungary: The Invisible Marsh

Marietta Le reports on the story of one of Hungary's most successful citizen campaigns, whose goal is to save an endangered marsh by preventing an allegedly illegal expansion of a...

25 January 2010

Iran: Iranians commemorate Neda's birthday

Iranians inside and outside the country remembered Neda Soltan's birthday. Neda was shot dead by Basij militia on June 20, 2009, during a protest against the presidential election results that...

24 January 2010

Israel: Activists and bloggers protest against deterioration of human rights

As activists are rounded up and arrested on the ground, Israeli bloggers and Twitter users turn to the Internet to fully employ alternative media platforms to influence public opinion and...

22 January 2010

Video: Drug legalization and life post-prohibition

There are groups of people advocating for the legalization of drugs, but what would that actually mean? From Hungary to Colombia, from youth to teachers, from cops and clergy, individuals...

21 January 2010

Japan: Differing viewpoints on the US base relocation issue

The southern Japanese island of Okinawa, the first colony of Japan in the 19th century and the site of one of the bloodiest battles in the WW2, has become in...

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