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16 January 2011

Stories from 16 January 2011

Haiti: “Baby Doc” Back in P-a-P

France: Our Embarrassing Ex Friend, Monsieur Ben Ali

It has finally dawned. After decade of state amitié (friendship) with the Ben Ali regime, and total indifference from French politicians and mainstream media, French bloggers and twitterers are now...

Tunisia: Fears of Insecurity Overshadow the Joys of Freedom

On January 14, 2011, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali abruptly fled the country he ruthlessly ruled for more than two decades. The people of Tunisia took to the streets...

Brazil: Flooding in the Mountainous Region of Rio de Janeiro Devastated Cities

The mountaineous region of Rio de Janeiro is suffering what is being considered Brazil’s most-deadly natural disaster: there are more than 500 fatal victims and countless people left homeless so...

Jordan: Reflections on Tunisia

Arab World: After Tunisia, Who's Next?

Following the events in Tunisia that forced former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to flee the country, netizens across the Arab world are asking: “are we next?”

Hungary: Protest Against Media Law in Budapest

Belarus: Mobile Operators Aid Police to Trace Protesters