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· March, 2010

Stories about North America from March, 2010

Azerbaijan: DOTCOM arrives in Baku

Late last night, American participants of the U.S. State Department sponsored DOTCOM project to bring Armenian, Azerbaijani and American teenagers together to create socially conscious media arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Global Pulse 2010: An invitation to talk to decision makers online

From March 29 to 31, Global Pulse 2010 aims to gather over 20.000 people in an online conversation dealing with topics ranging from human development to science and technologies.

Russia-US: Towards a new Start of nuclear disarmament

Nikolas Gvosdev of The (Ex) Washington Realist reflects upon what now seems a clear road ahead for a renewed Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) between Russia and the US, signifying...

China: Google.cn migrated to Hong Kong

Finally Google has decided to leave China. Soon after the announcement, Google stopped censoring the search result of google.cn by redirecting the site to google.com.hk. In Google's official blog, David...

Barbados: Ten Year Sentence

Barbados Free Press is disappointed that the murderer of a tourist was sentenced to only ten years in prison: “Barbados doesn’t want any scrutiny about robbery, rape and violence against...

China: Singing farewell to Google

Google has formally closed its mainland Chinese search engine and rival Baidu will not need long to pick up the slack; nonetheless, former users of Google.cn search braved the cold...

CPJ Hires Internet Advocacy Coordindator

Danny O'Brien blogs that he has accepted a position as

Jamaica, U.S.A.: On Extradition

Blogging about Jamaica's refusal to extradite Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke to the US, Active Voice says that “there's no level playing field”, while My View of JamDown from UpSo adds: “The...

Chinese netizens’ open letter to the Chinese Government and Google

Rebecca MacKinnon has summarized the viewpoints of some Chinese netizens who have issued an open letter to express their stand in censorship.

Russia-US: A Derogatory Dilemma

Streetwise Professor reflects upon US Secretary of State's, Hillary Clinton, visit to Moscow and reacts against her not responding to insults from Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, fearing this will...

Iran: Obama's Norouz message

President Obama sends a message to those celebrating the Persian holiday of Nowruz (Norouz), and in particular to the people and government of Iran. Here is the message in You...

U.S.: Belarusian Diaspora and the 2010 Census

Belarus Digest reports that “the Belarusan-American Association starts a new campaign with compelling slogan ‘Are you proud you’re Belarusian? Identify yourself on the 2010 census form!'”

Bosnia: Gay Dutch Soldiers

Kirk Johnson of Americans For Bosnia reacts to retired NATO commander John Sheehan's homophobic comment on the Dutch troops’ performance in Bosnia in 1995: “Regarding the Srebrenica Genocide; there are...

Plural+ Video Festival for Youth under 25

Plural+ is once again calling for entries for their Youth Video Festival on Migrant issues, asking youth worldwide to send in their videos discussing identity, diversity, integration, human rights and...

China and U.S: Rhetorics on Google's Exit

Kai Pan from china / divide criticizes western rhetorics in discussing Google's exit from China. The blogger in particular comments on Nicole Kempton piece on the Huffington Post that neglects...

Global: Furs And Fashion

Last month the fashion world went literally “wild” during the unveiling of fall collections. They had models strutting the catwalk in so much fur, it was scary enough to make...

Saudi Arabia: 1,000 lashes for YouTube video

A Saudi man has been charged for morality crimes after a video appeared on YouTube where he is dressed in police uniform, dancing and flirting with the male cameraman. He...

Saudi Arabia: Journalist Leaves to be with Canadian Husband

From Saudi Arabia, Tara Umm Omar shares the story of a Saudi female reporter who has decided to leave her country to be with her Canadian husband. “Hassna'a will go...

China: Should Google “Burn Its Boats” On The Way Out?

DigiCha discusses a possible strategy for Google to leave China. The strategy is “burning its boats” on the way out, which means taking the filters off and forcing the government...

Ukraine: “Bandera Bashing Déjà Vu”

On Feb. 25, the European Parliament adopted a resolution, in which, among other things, it called on “the new Ukrainian leadership” to “reconsider” the posthumous award granted to Stepan Bandera...

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