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· January, 2012

Stories about Protest from January, 2012

25 January 2012

Poland: Government Will Sign ACTA Despite Massive Protest

Despite a massive Internet protest and controversies around the secret manner of negotiations, the Polish government will sign the anti-piracy agreement ACTA on January 26, as planned. Katarzyna Odrozek reports.

Romania: “I, the Citizen”

Street protests in Romania have been going on for over a week now. The protesters are demanding early elections; they do not yet have a leader, but they nevertheless have...

24 January 2012

Egypt: revolt's anniversary at Tahrir

China: Tibet Burns, But Where Are the Chinese Public Intellectuals?

Since 2009, there have been at least 17 Tibetan self-immolation incidents in China. The public discussion about Tibetan protests is dominated by state controlled media, while those who usually speak...

23 January 2012

Cuba: More on Wilman Villar Mendoza

Cuba: The Loss of a Decent Man

Europe: Radio Documentary to Chronicle Long-Term Effects of Crisis

Madagascar: Exiled Former President Ravalomanana Refused Return

Since January 18 2012, former president Marc Ravalomanana has announced that he would return to Madagascar soon after being in exile in South Africa for three years. On January 21,...

Cambodia: Video of Military Assault Against Land Protesters

Indonesia’s Teenage Thief and ‘Sandal Scandal’

Thousands of Indonesian citizens deposited old sandals in front of police stations across the country to protest the beating of a 15-year old boy accused of stealing a pair of...

22 January 2012

Yemen: Saleh Gets Impunity After All

Yemen's parliament has endorsed the law granting outgoing Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh total immunity from any crimes committed during his rule, including the killing of protesters since the beginning...

Poland: Netizens Protest Government's Plan to Sign ACTA Next Week

With the world still talking about the aftermath of the SOPA/PIPA Blackout Day, Polish netizens are confronted with another backstabbing development in the fight for free Internet. Katarzyna Odrozek reports.

21 January 2012

South Korea: ‘Torture Expert’-Turned-Pastor Loses Pastorship Amid Criticism

Macedonia: Policeman Who Beat Young Man to Death Gets 14 Years

On January 16, Igor Spasov, the police officer suspected of beating a young man to death during the celebration of election victory in June 2011, received a sentence of 14...

20 January 2012

Cuba: On the Death of Wilmar Vilar Mendoza

Cuba: Bloggers React to Death of Hunger Striker

It has been a sad day for the Cuban blogosphere, as netizens received news of the death of political prisoner Wilman Villar Mendoza, who has been on a hunger strike...

Cuba: Imprisoned dissident dies after 50 day Hunger Strike

Russia: Echo of Moscow Under Fire

Turkey: Post-Murder Trial, Thousands Remember Hrant Dink

Thousands have marched in Turkey to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist and Agos newspaper editor Hrant Dink.

United Kingdom: You cannot evict an idea

Set in a multimillion pound complex, complete with a 500-seater lecture hall that had been abandoned by investment bank UBS, the Bank of Ideas provides room for community groups and...

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