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1 February 2011

Stories from 1 February 2011

Russia: Online Freedom of Expression in 2010

RuNet Echo

In 2010, as the Internet became an increasingly important medium of communication for Russians—which a 40 percent spike in RuNet’s daily audience (RuMetrica) indicates—the issue of freedom of expression online...

Egypt: Thugs Unleashed to Terrorise Protesters

Government-paid thugs have been unleashed on protesters across Egypt, in a bid to scare them and let them break their protests, which have been on going for eight days. On...

Blogger asks: “Could instability spread to Latin America?”

Egypt: “We Want Mubarak to Go Now!”

A defiant Hosni Mubarak addressed the Egyptian people for the second time since protests calling for an end of his regime started eight days ago. His first address fired back...

Uganda: Protests in North Africa Won't Affect the Upcoming Election

Video: Explosive Chinese Popcorn

Videos of a unique Chinese popcorn making technique are doing their rounds on the internet. While for many popcorn popping has a unique rhythm to it that trickles from a single...

Portugal: Reflections on Egypt

Portuguese bloggers react to the wave of revolts in Tunisia and Egypt in recent weeks, relating it to issues in their country. In this post we select some of reflections...

Bangladesh: Asian University Of Women Blossoming

Peru: Gay Marriage Becomes Presidential Election Issue

Same-sex marriage has been debated for some time, and its possible legalization has become a part of the election platforms of presidential candidates in Peru. This follows the rejection of...

El Salvador: Violence in Gold Mining Region Continues

Mexican Ambassador in London Demands Apology From BBC

Haiti: Drive-By Shooting Reported

Cameroon: EU Grant Sparks Homophobia Row

A few days after the slaughter of gay rights activist David Kato in Uganda, another gay-rights related issue has come under the spotlight in Cameroon. European Union funding of Alice Nkom's...

Trinidad & Tobago: Having a Say on the SSA

Trinidad & Tobago: Where's the Culture?

Cuba: Uncovering Martí

Arab World: A Revolution Time-Table

An Arab revolution time-table is being circulated online, with potential revolution dates pencilled in for Sudan, Syria, Algeria, Libya and Morocco. The dates are January 30 (Sudanese students are already...

Jamaica: Patois Bible

Jordan: Reactions to a New Prime Minister

Jordan has seen several weeks of peaceful protests asking for a change in government led by Prime Minister Samir Rifai. These protests were aimed at relief from high prices which...

Egypt: Egyptologist Blogger Surveys Museum Damage

To the dismay of world citizens, the famous Cairo Egyptian Museumwas vandalized and looted on Friday. Margaret Maitland, an Egyptologist at Oxford University, has identified some of the damaged pieces...

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