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18 March 2010

Stories from 18 March 2010

South Africa: What are your rights when stopped at a roadblock?

Emma discusses the rights of drivers when stopped by traffic police in South Africa.

Nigeria: The State of the Union

Vera and other Nigerian bloggers will discuss the State of the Nigerian Union on the Verastically Speakin’ Talk Radio.

Egypt: And the IslamOnline strike continues

The IslamOnline employees sit-in continues in Cairo, Egypt, after 250 employees were given their notice. The disgruntled employees are livestreaming, blogging and using Twitter to broadcast their plight. Mohamed El...

South Korea: Ohmynews feeling

Guilherme Lopes Neves tells the readers what's the difference between writing in Ohmynews! and professional media platform.

China: The first case of naked government

China Hush translated a local news story about a village government in Sichuan publicizing all of its expenses in detailed records in January of this year. Chinese netizens called it...

Russia: Authorities Shut Down File Sharing Service, Russian file sharing service, has been shut down by police, reported. This is the second case of the file sharing site being shut down. The first one was...

Uganda: LGBT activist to speak in NY

Frank Mugisha, head of Ugandan activist group Sexual Minorities Uganda, is speaking in New York City on March 22.

Peru: The Pardon of José Enrique Crousillat

Former Peruvian television businessman José Enrique Crousillat had been serving a jail sentence for accepting bribes, when he was granted a pardon by President Alan García for humanitarian reasons, and...

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