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14 January 2011

Stories from 14 January 2011

Arab World: Where is Ben Ali Headed to?

Now that ousted Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has fled the country, the question on everyone's mind is: Where is he headed to?

Venezuela: Rain Victims Protest Refuge Conditions

Juan Cristobal in Caracas Chronicles reports that, “This morning, dozens of families who lost their homes last December took to the streets to protest. According to press reports, the group...

Sri Lanka: A Trip To A Sri Lankan Market

Rice & Curry blog takes a trip to a typical Sri Lankan open air market and shares the experience.

Tunisia: Celebrations Welcome the End of Ben Ali's Rule

The Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali quit his country on Friday following four weeks of popular protests, putting an end to 23 years in power. Here are some...

Tunisia: Ben Ali Has Left the Building

News of the Tunisian coup d'etat or may be the Tunisian revolution made the headlines across the Arabic blogosphere. Bloggers from all over the Arab world wrote to congratulate the...

Jordan: Day of Anger Protests

Inspired by protests in Tunisia, the Jordanian Twitter community rallied around a "Day of Anger," announced January 12th and held January 14th after Friday prayers. The rallies were held around...

Arab World: Welcoming the Fall of Ben Ali

Looking at my Twitterfeed, one would think that the Arab world has been waiting for this day forever. Tweets celebrating the escape of Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali...

Rwanda: Ms Victoire Ingabire's first anniversary Anniversary in Rwanda: “She has been in prison for a few months now. The flame of hope and democracy in Rwanda she has enlightened, we are millions to keep...

Rwanda: Stop misplaced attack on Human Rights Watch

Nkunda responds to attacks on Human Rights Watch: “I need to remind my readers that human rights watch has been one of the most vocal defenders of democracy in Rwanda....

Africa: Can white people be Africans? – Part 1

Can white people be Africans? Sentletse Diakanyo, a South African blogger, does not think so. He says, “Historically, the term “African” never had any ambiguous meaning. To Africans today it...

Haiti: Photo Commentary

A photo posted at The Livesay Haiti Weblog might just be worth a thousand words.

Trinidad & Tobago: Missing Piano

“It is indeed a sad indictment on our country that the top story emanating from the Parliament and making its way to the front page of a national daily newspaper...

Cuba: Forbidden Programs

Generation Y blogs about the upsurge in sales of pirated DVDs and music, commenting: “Absent from the public catalogs are the documentaries — so often watched in Cuban homes —...

Barbados: Concerned About The Elderly

Barbados Underground is concerned about the plight of the country's senior citizens.

Cuba: Cubadebate's YouTube Channel Taken Down

The YouTube channel of Cubadebate was taken down on January 12th, due to copyright infringement claims on a video of Cuban terrorist suspect and former CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles,...

Greece: Leftist journalist “mistakenly” detained and beaten by anti-terrorist police

Radical left journalist Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos was assaulted and detained during a counter-terrorism sweep in Athens. Blogger tsakthan writes [el]: “According to his testimony, he was beaten by the anti-terrorist squad...

China: News and Propaganda Notice in 2011

China Digital Times has translated the Chinese Propaganda Bureau's general notice to local media outlets.

Brazil: São Paulo annual floods and the biased media

Following the floods this week in Brazil, Hugo Albuquerque, from the blog O Descurvo, comments [pt] on the urban problems of the city of Sao Paulo. He also criticizes mainstream...

South Korea: Public Enraged at Sexual Harassment in Tweet Space

Twitterer @koreain sent the final warning tweet[ko] to a high-profile media worker (and a married man) who is reportedly to had harassed a woman via Twitter. Koreain urged the man...

South Korean Net users Brought Back a Questionable Murder Case to Police

A posting by the mother of the victim[ko] has mobilized net users to file an online petition and drawn media attention to a questionable murder case. The mother claimed her...

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