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February, 2009

Stories from February, 2009

28 February 2009

DRC: Police raise revenue, but whom are they keeping safe?

Martinique and Guadeloupe: Vocabulary of the general strike

Iran: A village where smoking is a sin

Armenia: 1 March Anniversary

Azerbaijan: Sumgait

Armenia: No dollars in Yerevan

Hong Kong: Budget report: university students on sale!

Financial Secretary of Hong Kong John Tsang made the budget speech for the fiscal year 2009-2010 at the Legislative Council on 25 of February. This is the first budget report...

Shiv Sena's Orkut Campaign: The Limits to Freedom of Expression in an Intolerant India

Introduction: Freedom of Expression in the Indian Blogosphere The Indian blogosphere is abuzz with discussions on freedom of expression after the Supreme Court refused to throw out Shiv Sena's defamation...

Azerbaijan: Popular website back — minus forum

After several days of closure, the popular semi-independent Azerbaijani news and discussion website, Day.az, is back. However, raising additional questions about its brief disappearance, the site's forum — known for...

USA: Activists Incensed after Fatal Shooting by Police

Several people recorded mobile phone videos of a police officer shooting and killing a young man named Oscar Grant on a train platform in Oakland, California, on January 1. Since...

Israel: Battling Cancer

Paraguay: Why Do Fellow Citizens Leave the Country?

Video: Community Radios Fill the Information Gap

In a highly globalized and digitalized world, sometimes we may forget that in many regions of the world, not even electricity is available, and the possibility of using internet as...

27 February 2009

Bangladesh: Why The BDR Massacre?

Colombia: Restrictions and Curfew in Medellín

Bolivia: Donations Other than Ambulances

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Aggravation Nation

Mexico: Criticizing Wasteful Government Spending

The Mexican federal government recently updated information about its expenses and its budgets for various public institutions on their transparency portal. Using this public information, many bloggers have identified expenses...

Trinidad & Tobago: Living for Carnival

Bermuda: Budget Response

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