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· March, 2011

Stories about Weblog from March, 2011

31 March 2011

China: The Interrogation (A Tale of AI and Revolution)

Stainless Steel Mouse, aka Liu Di, has seen many of her peers arrested or disappeared over the past several weeks. Looking at the unusual way in which China's failed Jasmine...

Kenyan Bloggers Form an Association; BAKE

On Friday 25th March, several Kenyan bloggers held a meeting in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, under the newly formed BAKE ( Bloggers Association Kenya). The meeting was the 4th in...

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah: Opening doors to African women's bedrooms

For the past two years, Nana Darkoa’s blog Adventures from the bedrooms of African women has provided a forum for frank and intimate discussions of sex and sexuality amongst African...

Taiwan: Nuclear Waste on Orchid Island

In 1974, the Taiwan Atomic Energy Council decided to store nuclear waste on Taiwan's Orchid Island, where the indigenous Tao people have lived for generations. More than twenty years have...

Venezuela: H1N1 Cases on the Rise

The H1N1 virus has hit Venezuela. While writing this post, on March 28, the number of people infected with the virus is 415. Using Twitter, Venezuelans are sharing their frustration...

Japan: The Tsunami, God and Man

A few days after the disaster that killed more than ten thousand people, Italian vice-president of the National Research Council (CNR) Roberto De Mattei and Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara left...

Colombia: Indigenous Communities Protect their Food Security

Indigenous communities in Colombia are taking steps to protect their food security. Not only are they educating their communities to eat what they grow on their vegetable gardens instead of...

Brazil: On Opening the Archives of the Dictatorship

A collective blogging was called to demand the opening of the archives of the Brazilian military dictatorship (1964-1985), responsible for torturing of thousands and for killing 380 Brazilians. Of these,...

Macedonia, Bulgaria: Facing Hate Speech

Two NGOs, from Macedonia and from Bulgaria, have published an analysis of the Macedonian-Bulgarian hate speech in the traditional and new media.

30 March 2011

Lebanon: Exploring the Video Artistic Scene, Featuring Ziad Antar

What's happening on the Lebanese art scene? The directors of a web-documentary on this topic are offering some previews in the form of portraits of contemporary artists.

Syria: Reactions to President Assad's Speech

President Bashar Al Assad finally made a speech Wednesday 30 March, 2011, at the Syrian Parliament after days of postponement and anticipation. The president's arrival at the Parliament was met...

Russia: Online Media 2010-2011 According to Yandex.ru

RuNet Echo

New Yandex.ru report "Media sphere of RuNet. September 2010 - January 2011" suggests that Russian online media are growing but still have a long way to go to become a...

Serbia: Gaddafi's Cyber Army Oppose Rebels and NATO

A Facebook page entitled "Support for Muammar al-Gaddafi from the people of Serbia" has become a show of support for the controversial Libyan leader, with over 62,500 members. Libyan opposition...

Bahrain: Prominent Blogger Mahmood Al-Yousif Arrested

Shortly after 3am local time, prominent Bahraini blogger Mahmood al-Yousif was arrested in his home. Before leaving with police officers, the blogger tweeted, "The police are here for me." His...

29 March 2011

Philippines: TV Host Accused of Child Exploitation

Netizens from the Philippines want authorities to address what they believe was a case of child exploitation on prime time TV when a child was encouraged by a program host...

Tunisia: Bloggers Angry at Interim Interior Minister Sacking

Tunisian bloggers are outraged over the sacking of Interim Interior Minister Farhat Rajhi today. In a surprise move, he was replaced by Hbib El-Seed. Netizens are now calling for his...

Bolivia’s Conflicting Stance With the USA on Coca Chewing

The 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs ordered the elimination of chewing coca leaves within 25 years of the treaty going into effect. Bolivia has again resurfaced as a...

Greece: Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Succeeds in Hard Times

The week-long 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival presented a line up of approximately 220 films from around the world from 11-30 March, 2011, in Thessaloniki, Greece. Themes included regional retrospectives (this...

Nigeria: What Are Nigerian Bloggers Saying About the 2011 Elections?

As the 2011 Elections in Nigeria draws near, Nigeria bloggers are busy talking about the elections and the future of their country but is anyone listening?

Mexico: New (Dis)Agreement on Reporting Violence

On March 24, most of the biggest Mexican media outlets signed the "Agreement to Cover Violence in Mexico," an agreement that unifies the editorial criteria to cover and report news...

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