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14 March 2010

Stories from 14 March 2010

Georgia: Mock news report causes panic

A mock news program broadcast on television reporting that Russia had once again invaded and that the president was dead caused panic in Georgia this weekend. Bloggers react.

Egypt: RIP Fouad Zakariyya

Egypt: Happy Mother's Day!

U.K.: Fight to Keep Children Out of Immigration Detention Centres

Late last year a group of U.K. citizens launched a campaign to end the detention of children and babies by immigration authorities. Now they're sharing the stories of two of...

Bahrain: New Mobile Phone Operator

Bahrain: F1 Missionaries

Algeria: The Cabinet in Numbers

Israel: Shin Bet “Detains” Reporter

Bahrain: Ferrari Fans Rejoice as Alonso Wins Bahrain Grand Prix

The first race of the 2010 Formula One season is over and the dust may have settled on the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir desert but the buzz continues online.

Colombian: March 13 Elections

Russia: Mapping Broadband Internet Prices

RuNet Echo

Russia has experienced an enormous growth of Internet penetration during the last 10 years. But the quality, price and accessibility of the broadband Internet differ a lot throughout the country...

Russia: Video of Directed Voting

India: Wither Hockey?

Year After Coup, Madagascar's Leaders Face Sanctions

On the anniversary of last year's coup d'etat, the international community is set to impose sanctions on the current leaders of Madagascar for failing to respect the resolutions of Maputo....

Taiwan: Rally for Tibet

South Africa: Julius Malema's Reverse Racism

While the antics of President Zuma have always generated intense and lively debate in the South African blogosphere, this time it is the controversial politician and the president of the...

Serbia: Belgrade's Trees Fall Victim to “Chain Saw Massacre”

Belgrade city authorities are in the process of cutting down some 400 plane trees that were planted on Belgrade's longest street in the 19th century. Sinisa Boljanovic reports on the...

Russia: Thoughts on March 8, Feminism

The Balkans: Ejup Ganić's Arrest

Bulgaria: Delivery of Some Cancer Drugs Stopped?