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· March, 2012

Stories about Weblog from March, 2012

31 March 2012

Slovakia: Paying More Due to Corruption in the Area of State Tenders

Tibor Blazko highlights the ongoing public debate on corruption in the area of state tenders in Slovakia.

Bolivia: The Wandering Hands of the Santa Cruz Mayor

Santa Cruz Mayor Percy Fernández is in hot water because of his apparent inappropriate touching of city council member Desirée Bravo, which was caught on tape by the media during...

Brazil: “Kilombos”, Stories of Slaves Bridging Three Continents

In this article, we make a secular journey across three continents with 'Kilombos', a documentary released in March in Portugal, which "transports us through the oral history of the African...

Zambia: Can Barotseland ‘Seccession’ Hold?

South Sudan may hold the record as the newest nation in the world but this may no longer hold if the developing situation in Zambia in which advocates of an...

South Asia: Every Day Is Earth Hour for Us

Today many countries of the world are observing Earth Hour, an event to make people aware of the climate change by turning off their non-essential lights for one hour. Millions...

Mexico: One Year After Birth of “Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity”

Mexicans speak out about the first anniversary of the beginning of the “Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity,” which is related to the death of activist and former poet...

Human Rights Mapping in Cambodia

Human rights advocates in Cambodia have been using online maps to document, monitor, and expose human rights violations across the country. Some of the maps track land conflicts, media killings,...

Taiwan: Failed ‘Made in Taiwan’ Clothing Promise Disappoints

Upon its success in establishing its market, former 'Made-in-Taiwan' fashion brand, Lativ, has decided to relocate its production line overseas. Many of its supporters feel betrayed.

India, Bangladesh: Caught In The Cyber War

A cyber war between Bangladesh and India broke out last month as Bangladeshi hackers defaced Indian border security Force's website in protest of the recent border killings by BSF. Indian...

Bahrain: Tweeting Against Formula 1

As Bahrain gears up to host the Grand Prix, from April 20 to 22, netizens are rallying for the cancellation of the car race claiming that human rights violations are...

Bulgaria: Construction of the Nuclear Power Plant “Belene” Cancelled

The Bulgarian government announced the cancellation of the construction of the nuclear power plant "Belene" on March 28. This controversial project and the consequences of its halt drew quite some...

30 March 2012

Spain: General Strike Across Cities and Neighborhoods

Hundreds of people took the streets around cities and neighborhoods in Spain yesterday to participate in a general strike (29M) to protest against proposed government cuts to indispensable social services....

Kuwait: Call to Kill the “Infidel” Twitter User

A Kuwaiti Twitter user has been detained, pending investigation, over a tweet in which he allegedly insulted Prophet Mohammed. The issue is taking a sectarian twist in Kuwait as the...

Brazil: Irregularities Denounced in the Council of Representatives of Emigrants

Founded at the end of 2012, the Conselho de Representantes de Brasileiros no Exterior [Council of Representatives of Brazilians Abroad], or the CRBE, linked to the Ministry of External Affairs,...

Guinea-Bissau: Constitutional Limits on the Presidential Elections

Claims of widespread fraud during the presidential elections in Guinea Bissau, on 18 March, allows for the possibility that the April ballot will take place with a single candidate –...

Ghana: Social Media Use in 2012 General Eelections

As Ghanaians are getting ready for presidential and parliamentary elections that will be held on 7 December 2012, BloggingGhana community has lauched a social media initiative that seeks to train...

Nicaragua: Blogs Tell What the Press Ignore About Sexual Diversity

In Nicaragua, the mainstream media sensationalize news about homosexuality among men and women. That is just one of the findings of a recent study. However, blogs help to tackle the...

Moldova: 917-Day Marathon to Elect the President is Over

After two and a half years of repeated failures to elect the head of state, the Moldovan politicians finally managed on March 16 to give the country its new president,...

29 March 2012

This Week in the Caribbean Blogosphere

Again this week, the regional blogosphere was dominated by talk of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba. With reports of repression at an all-time high, Cuban bloggers were dismayed by...

Ethiopia: Child Abuse Caught on Mobile Phone Camera

Ethiopian Facebook users have launched an online campaign for justice after watching a mobile phone recorded YouTube video which shows a little girl being abused by her mother.

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