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January, 2011

Stories from January, 2011

Russia: Bloggers Protest Against Educational Reform

Blog-based address [RUS] to Russian leadership with demands to cancel educational reform has received more than 10 thousands voices of support [RUS] within two days. Bloggers protest against wide reform of...

Honduras: New WikiLeaks Cables Reveal US Involvement in Honduran Politics

“The cables that Wikileaks have been releasing about Honduras, and that in the uproar over Tunisia and Egypt have been ignored by the mainstream media, make the level of US...

Iran: “Our friend Mr. ElBaradei” in Egypt

Iranian bloggers from across the political spectrum continue to share their opinions on uprisings in the Arab world. One conservative Islamist blogger sees an opportunity for the Iranian regime if...

Russia: Blogger Released After 14 Months of Penal Colony

Irek Murtazin [RUS], blogger and former spokesperson of the Tatarstan's president, has been released today after spending more than 14 months in penal colony, “Novaya Gazeta” reported [RUS]. After published a...

Pakistan: Blackwater Again?

Adil Najam writes about the very strange case of Raymond Davis, a said staff member of the US Consulate in Lahore, who shot two Pakistani men dead in a crowded...

India: Twitter And Our Lives

“So why exactly do we twitter?” asks Indian blogger Offstumped.

Iraq: A Salute to the People of Egypt

Salam Adil rounds up the Iraqi bloggers' take on the demonstrations in Egypt. Read it now before the world changes.

Bangladesh: Politics And Dr. Yunus

An Ordinary Citizen wonders whether there are any political reasons behind the indictments against Bangladeshi Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus and asks: “does Dr. Yunus represent the 3rd force in...

Guatemala: The Left Unites During Election Year

Central American Politics reports that leaders from Guatemalan left-leaning parties have met with “representatives from the country's social organizations, unions, and peasant and environmental groups” to try to form a...

Comparing Mexico to Egypt

Rich, in The Mex Files, compares the situation in Egypt with Mexico's past and present. He concludes asking, “what will happen if the Mexicans decide it is time for a...

Africa: Has African Union become a group of jokers?

Mac-Jordan wonders why Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is included in Cote d'Ivoire's mediation?: “Instantly, I become very angry and annoyed at the decision of the African Union in appointing a...

Saudi Arabia: Netizens Support Egyptians in their Uprising

Saudi Arabia's netizens are lending their support to Egyptians in their uprising against president Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule. Many are watching, reporting on and reacting to the developments on the...

Africa: This is Africa website

Kajsa discovers This is Africa website: It is a spanking fresh culture site that trumpets “Africa for a new generation!” and sports subheadlines like “city life”, “music” and “art&fashion”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Fine Flavour Cocoa

“Gran Couva is part of the Montserrat hills in the Central Range of Trinidad, where the combination of the trinitario cacao, the weather, the soil…converge to make some of the...

Venezuela: Cholera Cases on the Rise

During a wedding held in the Dominican Republic, a group of Venezuelans were diagnosed with symptoms of cholera after eating contaminated food. What were initially 13 cases has increased rapidly...

Egypt Protests 2011 in Seoul, South Korea.

Korean and Egyptian activists held a protest together in front of the Egyptian Embassy in Seoul today. Several local media published articles on today's demonstration which titled ‘ A Protest...

Sudan: Tweeting #SudanJan30

Using the social networking site Facebook, Sudanese students called for a street demonstration on January 30 to protest against the government of Omar al-Bashir. The protests have claimed the life...

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: Looking at Egypt

Cuban bloggers speculate that the Egypt protests may set an example for Cubans, issue advice to the Egyptian people and blog about similarities and differences between the two countries, while...

Trinidad & Tobago: In Solidarity Over Kato's Death

gspotttt and Globewriter join their voices in offering “tribute to the life of slain Sexual Minorities Uganda human rights defender David Kato Kisule.”

Cuba: Arrest & Release #3

A third arrest and release for Guillermo Fariñas in three days: Uncommon Sense has the details.

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