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· January, 2011

Stories from Quick Reads from January, 2011

Russia: Bloggers Protest Against Educational Reform

Blog-based address [RUS] to Russian leadership with demands to cancel educational reform has received more than 10 thousands voices of support [RUS] within two days. Bloggers protest against wide reform of...

Russia: Blogger Released After 14 Months of Penal Colony

Irek Murtazin [RUS], blogger and former spokesperson of the Tatarstan's president, has been released today after spending more than 14 months in penal colony, “Novaya Gazeta” reported [RUS]. After published a...

India: Twitter And Our Lives

“So why exactly do we twitter?” asks Indian blogger Offstumped.

Guatemala: The Left Unites During Election Year

Central American Politics reports that leaders from Guatemalan left-leaning parties have met with “representatives from the country's social organizations, unions, and peasant and environmental groups” to try to form a...

Africa: Has African Union become a group of jokers?

Mac-Jordan wonders why Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is included in Cote d'Ivoire's mediation?: “Instantly, I become very angry and annoyed at the decision of the African Union in appointing a...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fine Flavour Cocoa

“Gran Couva is part of the Montserrat hills in the Central Range of Trinidad, where the combination of the trinitario cacao, the weather, the soil…converge to make some of the...

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: Looking at Egypt

Cuban bloggers speculate that the Egypt protests may set an example for Cubans, issue advice to the Egyptian people and blog about similarities and differences between the two countries, while...

Cuba: Arrest & Release #3

A third arrest and release for Guillermo Fariñas in three days: Uncommon Sense has the details.

Ukraine: “Three Nations”?

Paul Goble of Window in Eurasia cites an interview [ENG] with a member of the Lviv City Council, who explains [UKR] that the real conflict in contemporary Ukraine is not...

Russia: Valeria Novodvorskaya's Blog Hacked

Vladimir Pribylovskiy reports [RUS] hi-jacking of Valeria Novodvorskaya‘s (Russian liberal politician and a former Soviet dissident) LiveJournal account [RUS]. “The Brigade of Hell,” dispersed group of generally pro-Kremlin hackers, took...

Honduras: New WikiLeaks Cables Reveal US Involvement in Honduran Politics

“The cables that Wikileaks have been releasing about Honduras, and that in the uproar over Tunisia and Egypt have been ignored by the mainstream media, make the level of US...

Pakistan: Blackwater Again?

Adil Najam writes about the very strange case of Raymond Davis, a said staff member of the US Consulate in Lahore, who shot two Pakistani men dead in a crowded...

Bangladesh: Politics And Dr. Yunus

An Ordinary Citizen wonders whether there are any political reasons behind the indictments against Bangladeshi Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus and asks: “does Dr. Yunus represent the 3rd force in...

Comparing Mexico to Egypt

Rich, in The Mex Files, compares the situation in Egypt with Mexico's past and present. He concludes asking, “what will happen if the Mexicans decide it is time for a...

Africa: This is Africa website

Kajsa discovers This is Africa website: It is a spanking fresh culture site that trumpets “Africa for a new generation!” and sports subheadlines like “city life”, “music” and “art&fashion”.

Egypt Protests 2011 in Seoul, South Korea.

Korean and Egyptian activists held a protest together in front of the Egyptian Embassy in Seoul today. Several local media published articles on today's demonstration which titled ‘ A Protest...

Trinidad & Tobago: In Solidarity Over Kato's Death

gspotttt and Globewriter join their voices in offering “tribute to the life of slain Sexual Minorities Uganda human rights defender David Kato Kisule.”

Jamaica: Leah & Dog Paw

“Will she herald a new kind of representational politics since she has personally breached not only the uptown/downtown divide but also the legit/illegit one by literally commingling with a Don?”:...

Guinea-Bissau: Ready to face the truth?

Journalist Helena Ferro de Gouveia, in her blog Domadora de Leões [Lions Tamer, pt] reflects on what could be the impact if Guinea Bissau decides to create a Truth and...

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi's party launches new website

Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the National League for Democracy, has launched a new website. The NLD is the main opposition party in Myanmar.

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