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· February, 2012

Stories about Photos from February, 2012

21 February 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Bloggers Make Mas

Today is Carnival Tuesday in Trinidad and Tobago and though most bloggers are taking part in the festivities, a few of them have managed to post atypical photos of their...

Southeast Asia’s Three-Wheeled Vehicles

Tuktuk, Beca, Kuliglig, Trishaw, Pedicab, Becak, Tricycle. These are the famous three-wheeled vehicles in the Southeast Asian region. They can be seen in the streets of urban centers but governments...

20 February 2012

United States: Another Assault on Immigrant Culture

The decision to eliminate the Mexican-American studies program from the curriculum of schools has caused outrage. Yarisa Colón covers several initiatives that have been launched to stop this act of...

Mali: The River Niger in Pictures

Boukary Konaté, a member of the Global Voices community in Mali, recently toured rural schools on a traditional Malian boat as part of a digital literacy project. This boat trip...

18 February 2012

Senegal: Week Before Elections Police and Protesters Clash in Dakar

A week before the presidential elections, Senegal is marred in pre-electoral violence over the candidacy of incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade seeking for a third term. Lova Rakotomalala reports.

Chile: Aysen Region Social Movement Gains Strength

Last year, the Aysen Region was on the national spotlight due to the controversial dam project Hydroaysén. Today people are once again paying attention to this region in the Chilean...

Egypt: Contemplating religion after sectarian clashes

17 February 2012

Peru: The Capture of Comrade Artemio

On February 9, the leader of the terrorist group Shining Path, Comrade Artemio, was captured. Artemio has been a wanted man for some time, being one of the last bosses...

16 February 2012

Spain: “We Have Memory, We Want Justice”

The ruling to bar the National Audience Magistrate, Baltasar Garzón from the legal profession for 11 years has caused outrage in Spain and around the world. Chris Moya interviews former...

15 February 2012

Madagascar: The Aftermath of Cyclone Giovanna in Videos and Photos

Cyclone Giovanna made landfall on February 13 at 20h00 local time. The cyclone is classified as a category 4, with winds of up to 194km (120mph) ripping up trees and...

“Dying to Live”: Khader Adnan's Hunger Strike for Palestinian Rights

Adnan Khader is on strike to protest a raid on his family home by Israeli occupation forces and to bring worldwide attention to the fact that Palestinians are held without...

Bahrain: Tweeting the Revolution's First Anniversary

February 14 marked the one year anniversary of the Bahrain revolution, which has been severely repressed by the regime backed by the troops of the Gulf Cooperation Council's Peninsula Shield...

14 February 2012

Arab World: Where Even Valentine's Day is Different

It's Valentine's Day today! The occasion was not forgotten despite a year of protest across a large portion of the Arab world. Netizens share their thoughts on this day of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Blogger Karen Walrond is All About Love

Love is so much more layered than the romantic love of Eros; what better gift for Valentine's Day than to talk about love with a Caribbean blogger whose entire mission...

13 February 2012

China: Online Protest Against the Bear Bile Business

Since early 2011, Gui Zhentang, China's largest bear bile medicine producer, has been trying to apply for stock market launch on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Last year, the application was...

Iran: Internet Blackout Ahead of Protest Day

Internet and email services in Iran have become partially inaccessible in recent days with no explanation from the government. Bloggers suspect it has to do with opposition movement protests scheduled...

Greece: Photos, Videos and Liveblogs from Anti-Austerity Protests, Clashes in Athens

12 February 2012

Palestine: Rare Photographs of the Palestinian Nakba of 1948

Portugal: Protests Against ACTA

On February 11, more than 200 cities around the world joined the global protests against ACTA. In Portugal, around 300 people demonstrated on the streets of Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra, Viseu...

11 February 2012

Peru: The Water March Approaches Lima

The Water March, that left Cajamarca on February 1, is already approaching Lima, its final destination. In the previous post we left the Water March on its fifth day, leaving...