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· February, 2010

Stories about Protest from February, 2010

28 February 2010

Italy: “Tangerines and olives don't fall from the sky”

The first strike of immigrant workers in Italy's history will happen on March 1st, thanks to a broad European initiative to oppose racism and discrimination, and reaffirm the positive role...

Iran: Webcomic about a young protester

27 February 2010

Qatar: Artist MF Husain trades Indian passport for Qatari one

Reactions on the Internet ranged from shock, dismay and delight as MF Husain, one of India's most celebrated and reviled artists, is offered Qatari citizenship - and accepts.

25 February 2010

Global: Concerns About Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

The last meeting of negotiations for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has provoked the protest of online communities against both its content and the circumstances of their negotiations

Cuba: Hunger Striker Dies in Havana Prison

The death of the first Cuban political prisoner to die on hunger strike since 1972 is eliciting a combination of speechlessness and outrage on the web.

24 February 2010

Nepal: Monarchists Shut Down Capital Kathmandu

Pro monarchy groups demanding restoration of constitutional monarchy, and establishment of a Hindu state in Nepal forced its capital Kathmandu to shut down.

Greece: Bloggers respond fiercely to financial crisis

Greek bloggers react with uncommon drama, spirit and gravitas to the financial crisis facing Greece. The socialist government elected last October is battling currency speculators while trying to avoid defaulting...

Egypt: DC Rally for Kareem Amer

21 February 2010

Philippines: Outrage over Arrest of 43 Health Workers

The Philippine military arrested 43 community health workers accusing the latter of being communist rebels. The arrested individuals were recently presented in the court. Bloggers comment on the issue

17 February 2010

“SOS Internet Indonesia”

The Indonesian government plans to create a team which will regulate internet content in the country. The plan is to censor pornography, gambling, racism and other immoral content in cyberspace....

Peru: Police Officer Protest for Higher Salaries

16 February 2010

Citizen Video wins George Polk Journalism Award

China: What will shutting down Beijing's liaison offices do for petitioners?

A planned move to shut down most of Beijing's 'liaison offices', many of which run their own restaurants and hotels as part of lobbying efforts aimed at the central government,...