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· January, 2010

Stories about War & Conflict from January, 2010

15 January 2010

Nigeria: Nigerian bloggers take on would-be bomber Umar Abdulmutallab

On December 25th, the world was taken by surprise when news broke that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian citizen, had nearly succeeded in detonating explosives on a Northwest Airlines...

12 January 2010

Madagascar: New Threats to Protestant Church and Free Speech

The beginning of the year in Madagascar has been marked with yet more protests where protesters have been fired upon and the harassment of those perceived as close to the...

Sri Lanka: Election Violence

Pakistan: Battling for Hearts and Minds

Jordan: One Year After Gaza

Iraq: Baathist Plans

Iraq: An Iraqi Prayer

Guinea: ICC Deputy Prosecutor to visit Guinea

Togo Disqualified from African Cup Following Deadly Attack

Togo's national football team has been formally disqualified from the African Cup of Nations following Friday's deadly attack on the team's convoy in Cabinda, a region of Angola long troubled...

11 January 2010

Sri Lanka: Tamil journalist J.S. Tissainayagam Released On Bail

Avatar: For or Against Indigenous Rights?

Bloggers worldwide are discussing the themes in the wildly successful film Avatar by James Cameron. Is it racist in its depiction of an extra-terrestrial indigenous tribe?

7 January 2010

Caucasus: New media bringing people together

The Year that Was in Madagascar : Part III

Mialy reviews the final weeks of 2009 in Madagascar in the last of a three-part series.

6 January 2010

Azerbaijan: Chess victory

Caucasus: Unity in Diversity

With three unresolved conflicts and a local media that often self-censors, blogs comment on an online project hoping to break stereotypes by reporting on examples of ethnic groups otherwise in...

Colombia: FARC's controversial online presence

Although most of the reactions visible on twitter to a trailer for a documentary made to support the FARC armed forces of Colombia in international venues were skeptical, the existence...

5 January 2010

South Asia: Looking Back At 2009 (Part 2)

This is the second part of our retrospection of some of the major events, which took place in 2009 in the South Asian countries, seen through the eyes of the...

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