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11 February 2009

Stories from 11 February 2009

Philippines: Dumaguete Flood

Hungary: The Roma and the Killing of Marian Cozma

Marian Cozma, a Romanian handball player, was killed in a nightclub fight in Veszprém, Hungary, on Feb. 8. Here's some of what's been written by bloggers about the circumstances of...

Philippines: If I Were Mayor of Bacolod

Philippines: Baro At Saya

Indonesia: Many are still using Firefox 2

Myanmar: Three-year cyclone relief plan

Malaysia: Opposition papers confiscated

Indonesia: Earthquake report through Twitter

Qatar and Bahrain: Disappearing the Internet

It would seem that another crackdown on Internet freedoms is occurring in the Middle East. Once thought to be the last bastion of free speech, the Internet has recently been...

Ukraine: National Security Meeting

The Balkans: War Movies

Thai gov't upset over Angelina Jolie comment on refugees

UN Goodwill Ambassador and American actress Angelina Jolie visited a refugee camp in Thailand. Her visit and comments about the state of refugees from Myanmar were criticized by Thailand’s government....

Ukraine: ‘Faina’ Sailors Charged $200 for Phone Calls

Ukraine: Profile of a Chernobyl Employee

Paraguay: The Typical Dish of Vori Vori

Serbia: Belgrade Prices

Mexico: The Passing of the Tomato King

Bolivia: Native Languages in the Public Bureaucracy

Russia: “A ‘Fifth Wave’ of Emigration”

Poland, Pakistan: Piotr Stanczak's Death