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· March, 2009

Stories about Protest from March, 2009

23 March 2009

Palestine: Remembering Rachel Corrie

Maldives: Free Speech Under Threat

In early March Mohamed Nasheed, the new President of the Maldives, met with Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression. In the meeting Nasheed...

Fiji: ‘It was stones, now it's molotov cocktails’

At least six people in Fiji who could be termed “public opponents” of the country’s military-backed government have been targeted by unidentified individuals who late at night have thrown large...

Tunisia: Hunger Strike Students Defend Right to Study

Iran: Dr. Hesam Firouzi, Another Jailed Blogger

It was jailed physician and blogger, Dr. Hesam Firouzi, who recently got the word out through his lawyer about the death of blogger Omid Reza Mir Sayafi in Tehran's Evin...

22 March 2009

Czechoslovakia: Tiresome narratives of Prague '68

Hong Kong: Vindication of June 4 in Question

2009 is the 20th anniversary of June 4 Tiananmen Massacre. If there were reincarnation, people who had been killed then would be twenty years old this year. Some of them...

Kyrgyzstan: Annual ‘Tulip’ Protests

19 March 2009

Egypt: Waves of Workers’ Strikes

Like in 2008, this year is witnessing waves of strikes and demonstrations by Egyptian workers in various sectors and organizations. Students, pharmacists, lawyers [Ar], railway drivers, media people and, last...

Cuba: Six Years After “Black Spring”

March 18-20 marks the sixth anniversary of the Cuban Black Spring. Cuban bloggers remember...

Pakistan: The Way Ahead

The whole Pakistan is overjoyed with the reinstatement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and a happy end to the Lawyers’ Long March movement. Although apparently president Zardari is in back...

Madagascar: Fear of More Strife After President's Resignation

The power struggle that has plagued Madagascar since January may have come to an end. Yesterday, after attempts by Andry Rajoelina supporters to remove President Marc Ravalomanana from office, the...

18 March 2009

Maldives: Dissident And Anti-Islamic Sites Blocked

Several dissident and alleged anti-Islamic websites were filtered recently in Maldives. The Ministry of Islamic Affairs ordered the Telecommunication Authority of Maldives (TAM) to block access to those websites. Maldives...

Israel: “No Such Thing as Peace Now”

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