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7 January 2011

Stories from 7 January 2011

Bangladesh: Looking Back At Media Experiences

Hungary: International Blackout Campaign

Citizens advocating freedom of speech are also trying to keep up the volume of the international coverage by means of communication on the internet. A group called Blackout for Hungary...

Palestine: Eyewitnesses Report Tear Gas at Bil'in Demonstration

The death of a Palestinian woman from Bil'in, allegedly after inhaling tear gas at a demonstration, sparked another protest today - this time reported and followed closely on micro-blogging site...

Bangladesh: Introducing the Bangla Alphabets To The International Community

Nicaragua: Feeling Inflation

Chile: Bloggers Discuss Therapeutic Abortion

Chilean bloggers are discussing a proposal to decriminalize therapeutic abortions, a procedure banned in 1989 that would allow the termination of a pregnancy if the mother is carrying a nonviable...

Côte d'Ivoire: Torture Scenes in the Most Populated Prison

A video is currently creating a stir among the Ivorian online community. It shows militaries beating up prisoners - presented as Alassane Ouattara's partisans - in the Abidjan MACA prison....

Hong Kong: Remembering Szeto Wah

Korea: Poem insulting Kim family posted on NKorean Govt Website

Iran: Christians under pressure

Georgia: Policeman fired after being identified on Facebook

After the excessive use of force by policemen to break up a demonstration in Tbilisi, Georgia, many Facebook users used the site to identify those responsible.

Cape Verde: Women's contentious spirit

Lusophone collective conscience and cyberspace