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20 February 2010

Stories from 20 February 2010

Latvia: “Cyber-Security ‘Killer Incident'”

Coup in Niger: Bloggers sigh in relief at the ousting of President Tandja

On Thursday, February 18th a coup d'état took place in Niger, in which President Mamadou Tandja was captured after a gun battle in the capital. A few months ago Tandja...

Croatia: A New President, A New Path

On Friday of last week, Ivo Josipović took office as Croatia's third president, replacing outgoing two-term president, Stjepan Mesić, who was the head of Croatia for a decade.

Slovenia: Carnival in Ptuj

Estonia: Lessons of the Ukrainian Election

India: Twitter In Social Activism

Colombia: The Closure of Cambio Magazine

The Colombian magazine Cambio, known for its investigative reporting, was recently closed by its owners, who say it was an economic decision. However, journalists say that it was a politically...

Bulgaria: “The Bulgarian Guantanamo”

Congo: The Coltan Conflict is in Our Hands (and Cellphones)

Coltan, columbo-tantalite, is a mineral used to make resistors in our cellphones, video games, computers and home electronics. Like blood diamonds, its mining has not only caused ecological damage, human...

Belarus: State TV Accused of “Ripping a Whole Sitcom”

Lebanon: Stolichnaya and the Girl in the Bathtub

Lebanon: The Return of the Kamikaze

Palestine/West Bank: Peace Protesters use Avatar Movie Visuals

Niger: Dusk to dawn curfew imposed

Africa: When language reflects life

Singapore: Foreign workers

Singapore: Higher education spending

Singapore: New voters

Belarus, Poland: Situation With the Union of Poles

Belarus, Ukraine: Yanukovych from Yanuki

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