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7 January 2011

Stories from 7 January 2011

Bangladesh: Looking Back At Media Experiences

Fahmidul Haque discusses the developments of journalism in Bangladesh in the last four decades.

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

In preparation of this year's International Mother Language Day on the 21st of February, Jerome is posting one Bangla (Bengali) alphabet a day to introduce these alphabets to the international...

Nicaragua: Feeling Inflation

Bloggings by Boz writes about “feeling” inflation: “And if I'm feeling it, then the average Nicaraguan family living on only a couple of dollars per day is definitely feeling it....

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

Hong Kong democracy icon Szeto Wah passed away on 2 January 2011, aged 79. Eddie Cheng, author of the book Standoff at Tiananmen, reviews the life of the democracy advocate....

Korea: Poem insulting Kim family posted on NKorean Govt Website

It was revealed that a poem cursing Kim's regime was posted on the North Korean regime's official site for two days and was read by several hundreds, Free North Korea...

Iran: Christians under pressure

In Balatarin, a leading Iranian community website, several users reported that more than 20 evangelical Christians including a church leader were arrested on 24th of December.

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

Eurydice, from the blog Igualdade na Diferença [Equality in Difference, pt], pays a tribute to the contentious spirit of women from Cape Verde and tells the story of the Revolt...

Lusophone collective conscience and cyberspace

“Lusophony, identity and diversity in the network” [pt] is the title of an article written by the Portuguese researcher Lourdes Macedo (republished in the blog Buala), with reflections on the...

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