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18 January 2010

Stories from 18 January 2010

Russia: Company To Pay $300K For Illegaly Taking Forbes Domain

Tunisia: Bloggers Against Student Imprisonment

The recent trials of a group of Tunisian students and their sentencing to prison terms ranging from six months of three years after organizing a sit-in in a university accommodation...

Syria: Journalist Maen Akel Still Detained

Maen Akel, a Syrian journalist, was arrested on November 11, 2009, by the Syrian Intelligence Department (State Security) in Damascus. Within 48 hours of his arrest he was also dismissed...

MENA: Does Rain Bring Happiness or Misery?

Many bloggers and Twitter users from Egypt and different parts in MENA region reported rain and some dusty storms today. Depending on their circumstances, some welcomed the drops of rain...

ONE petitions to cancel Haiti's debt

Haiti: Updates from outside Port-au-Prince

Six days after the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, charity workers and others continue to use online media to provide news of the situation outside Port-au-Prince, the capital.

Brazil: Viewing the Haitian earthquake from without and within

The Brazilian blogosphere is in uproar after comments made by the Haitian consul in Brazil, George Samuel Antoine. Bloggers reflect on a lack of humanity, the failures of diplomacy and...

Chile: Sebastian Piñera is the Next President

Sebastián Piñera was elected on January 17 as the first right-leaning president in Chile after 20 years of left leaning rule. For many in Chile, these elections demonstrated the country's...

Sri Lanka: Impressions Of Jaffna

Nepal: Saraswati Puja

Haiti: Online Maps Shift from Charting Damage to Targeting Aid

Marc Herman takes a closer look at some maps that humanitarian aid responders are using to communicate the evolving situation in Haiti’s earthquake zone. Nearly a week after the disaster...

Pakistan: Remembering The Graffiti Activist

UK: Twitter joke led to Terror Act arrest

Canada: Aboriginal Youth Suicides Hit Crisis Rate

Suicide rates have declined in Canada but not in Aboriginal communities, particularly among the youth. Suicide among Aboriginal youth continues to occur at alarming rates, leading to crisis-like situations in...

Armenia: Blogging prime minister

Graffiti and Urban Art: Voices from Latin American Streets II

Graffiti and urban art on the streets of Latin America is celebrated on the Internet by artists and fans alike. This is the second in a 3-part series on this...

Africa: Free Kiswahili synthetic voice for Freedom Fone

Japan: Shifted Stances in News Reporting

Haiti: Mobile phones bring news of missing relatives

Hong Kong: The Siege of Legco

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