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26 January 2010

Stories from 26 January 2010

Ethiopia: Bloggers defend Ethiopian Airlines after crash

Ethiopia-based bloggers rushed to defend the safety record of the country's national airline on Monday after one of its planes crashed near Beirut, with all 90 people on board feared...

Nigeria: Bloggers discuss the massacre in Jos

On January 17th, violence erupted in the central Nigerian city of Jos. In the following hours, reports of the conflict spread as witnesses reported mobs armed with knives and machetes...

Azerbaijan: Birthday Cream Cheese-Swirled Brownies

China: Sexism in Han Han’s Film Review?

China: Wedding banquet

Syria: Netizens Discuss SourceForge Ban

A day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a free and open Internet, Syrian users noticed they could no longer access open-source software community SourceForge. Bloggers react...

Haiti: Youth Step It Up for Earthquake Relief

Conversations for a Better World

As Haiti's government raised the confirmed earthquake death toll to 150,000 earlier this week, there is particular concern for the well-being of the country's most vulnerable - its young people....

Graffiti and Urban Art: Voices from Latin American Streets III

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

Philippines: Mindanao review in 2009

Philippines: Blogger charged with libel

Vietnam: Long prison terms for ‘democracy activists’

Vietnam: Football frenzy

Vietnam: Motorbike parking payment system

Myanmar: Freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi?

Hungary: The Invisible Marsh

Marietta Le reports on the story of one of Hungary's most successful citizen campaigns, whose goal is to save an endangered marsh by preventing an allegedly illegal expansion of a...

Russia: Editor Of Major Newspaper Says Police Treats Internet As Traditional Media