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21 February 2010

Stories from 21 February 2010

Russia: Media Portal Undergoes Check For Extremism

The war on extremism became a universal formula used by Russian authorities to fight the freedom of online expression. Interestingly enough, this practice co-exists with ambitious projects of the Russian...

Azerbaijan: Healthcare

Emotions on Air, Mind Mute comments on healthcare in the oil-rich republic. Despite legislation guaranteeing access for all, the blog says, the situation is far from perfect and especially when...

Azerbaijan: Almost a year old…

Scary Azeri in Suburbs approaches it's first birthday, but wonders why most search engine referrals come from queries on sex and prostitution.

Japan: Thoughts on Longevity

As the most rapidly ageing country in the world in addition to having the highest life expectancy, Japan has a lot to think about concerning quality of life and a...

Colombia: President Calls on Citizens to be Crime Informants

In light of rising crime in many Colombian cities, President Uribe called upon university students in Medellín and taxi drivers in Cali to act as informants and provide tips on...

Australia: Vindaloo Against Violence Goes Viral

Australia's reputation was affected in the past year amid reports of racially-motivated attacks against Indian students. Today, Australians are asked to show support for the Indian and migrant community by...

Azerbaijan: In this part of the world

Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines comments on the lack of democracy in the Caucasus in general. However, the blog says, some progressive youth are struggling to effect change and are...

Philippines: Outrage over Arrest of 43 Health Workers

The Philippine military arrested 43 community health workers accusing the latter of being communist rebels. The arrested individuals were recently presented in the court. Bloggers comment on the issue

Singapore: Netizens angry over pastor’s comments on Buddhism and Taoism

A pastor from a small evangelical church in Singapore was forced to apologize after netizens complained about the anti-Buddhism and anti-Taoism sermons of the church leader.

China: Prisoner of Conscience Map

A google map marking and reminding people of the whereabout of the prisoners of conscience in China.

Ukraine: “A Family!”

Scenes from the Sidewalk shares a story of another formerly homeless Ukrainian child who now has a home.

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