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February, 2010

Stories from February, 2010

Japan: Blogging from a locked room

What if you found yourself trapped in a room of your house with the door lock broken and few tools with you? This is what happened to Fumiko Fumio. Equipped...

Morocco: The Death of a Newspaper

Jamal Elabiad writes of the possible demise of Morocco's only English-language newspaper, The Casablanca Analyst.

Iran: Webcomic about a young protester

Zahra's paradise ,a graphic novel, is the fictional story of the search for Mehdi, a young protestor who has disappeared in the Islamic Republic’s gulags.”

Sri Lanka: Best Of The Blogosphere In 2009

London, Lanka and Drums announces the best of Sri Lankan blogs in 2009.

Nepal: Photos Of Old Kathmandu

Going Global posts some pictures of the old town of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

Nepal: World's Shortest Man

XNepali reports that Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the shortest man in the world. Khagendra (18) is 56 cm tall and weighs...

Palestine: Sleepless in Gaza

The premier episode of a 90 part series, Sleepless in Gaza…and Jerusalem will be launched on YouTube on March 1st. The series will be a video diary about four young...

Armenia: Chance meeting

Unzipped: Gay Armenia visits the Yuri Mechitov photo exhibit at the National Theatre in London as part of an festival of events honoring Armenian film director Sergei Parajanov and runs...

Global: The Tiger's Year And Tiger Farming

Wildlife activists and organizations around the world are determined to make sure that this is really “The year of the Tiger”. They have seized this opportunity to step up their...

Poland: Real-Time Reactions to Kowalczyk's Gold in Vancouver

Sylwia Presley reviews real-time reactions of the Polish fans who were cheering for Justyna Kowalczyk, the Polish cross country skier who won the first gold for Poland at the Vancouver...

Poland: Eccentric Protest Against Theatre Director

Magda Pilat reviews Polish bloggers' reactions to an eccentric protest against a theatre director by a well-known Polish actress Joanna Szczepkowska.

Georgia: Eurovision National Competition

With Armenia having already chosen its entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway, now comes the turn of Georgia. The Oikotimes reviews the six songs presented to...

Chile: The Legacy of the 1960 Earthquake in Valdivia

Fifty years ago, the strongest earthquake ever recorded in history rocked the city of Valdivia, Chile. The legacy that the earthquake has had on Chile's history was on the minds...

Armenia: Diplomatic Academy

Armenia: Higher Education & Sciences reports that a Diplomatic Academy supported by the EU, OSCE and UN has been opened in Yerevan with the purpose of creating future career diplomats....

Azerbaijan: Water Tuesday

As was the case last year, Sheki, Azerbaijan introduces its readers to the start of events leading to the holiday of Novruz with Water Tuesday. The blog also says that...

Azerbaijan: Khojali anniversary

Sheki, Azerbaijan marks the anniversary of a massacre taking place during the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh. The blog laments the loss of...

Rare Disease Day: “Alone we are rare. Together we are strong.”

February 28 is "Rare Disease Day". Patient and family support groups make avid use of online media to raise awareness and share information about proper care and prevention of uncommon...

Chile: Powerful 8.8-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Country

At 3:34 a.m. local time, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 struck off the coast of the Maule region in Chile. Extensive damage has been reported throughout the country,...

Qatar: Artist MF Husain trades Indian passport for Qatari one

Reactions on the Internet ranged from shock, dismay and delight as MF Husain, one of India's most celebrated and reviled artists, is offered Qatari citizenship - and accepts.

Morocco: Maghreb Bloggers Search for Common Ground

A three-day workshop for bloggers from Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco was held from 15 to 17 February 2010 in the Moroccan capital Rabat. Participating bloggers reported and live-tweeted the event....

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