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2 February 2011

Stories from 2 February 2011

Honduras: Community Radio in Danger

RNS in Honduras Culture and Politics writes: “Community radio serves to broaden public access to the airwaves. […] Now the Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL) wants to issue a rule...

Ecuador: Chevron Files Lawsuit Against Ecuadorian Plaintiffs

“In the latest chapter in the legal battle between Chevron and Ecuadorian natives the former has raised the stakes in its offensive on the latter,” The Latin Americanist reports. The...

Poland: Reactions to Evacuation of Polish Tourists From Cairo

Sylwia Presley shares tips on what to do if one ends up getting stuck at the Cairo Airport due to political situation in Egypt, and reports on Polish netizens' reactions...

Russia: Blogger Navalny Starts Anticorruption Fundraising

Alexey Navalny, Russian anticorruption blogger, started [RUS] fundraising for his website Within first three hours Navalny had collected [RUS] more than $5,300 in donations which is a record for online...

Russia: Perm Blogger On Using LiveJournal as a Political Resource

Perm-based blogger Anton Tolmachev (LJ-user legart) tells [RUS] his (unsuccessful) story of trying to use to his LiveJournal as a tool for collecting signatures in order to run for the...

Russia: Opposition Politician's Facebook Account Suspended

Facebook account of Vladimir Milov, Russian opposition politician, has been suspended, Milov reported [RUS]. As in the case of the suspension of Mikhail Khodorkovsky's account, the suspension was due to...

Sri Lanka: State Media to Censor News From Egypt

The News Master is reporting that “the news heads of state run television stations: SLRC (Sri Lanka Rupavahini) & ITN (Independent Television Network) have received strict orders from the government...

Pakistan: Another Blasphemy Case

Tazeen at A Reluctant Mind criticizes the arrest of a 17 year old Pakistani high school student under blasphemy law on the charges of making derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammed...

South Asia: Impact Of The Egypt Protests

The news of the recent protests in Egypt is being discussed in the South Asian blogosphere in different perspectives. Many bloggers are watching the developments closely and are updating their...

Egypt: Clashes in Tahrir Square in the Words of Bloggers

Clashes took place in Tahrir Square today between those who are with Mubarak and those who are against him. But the question is, who is really behind all this chaos?

Egypt: The Battle of the Thugs Continues

Protesters continued to battle with waves of government-paid thugs, who entered their ranks, first as pro-Mubarak demonstrators, and waged started a full-fledged attack, with knives, tear gas and Molotov cocktails,...

Haiti: Elections’ Second Round

Kiskeacity reports that Twitter has been “abuzz with speculations about what will happen tomorrow when the CEP (Electoral Council) announces which of the three main candidates moves on to the...

Bahamas: RIP Marcquel Bethel

Weblog Bahamas‘ Jerome Pinder mourns the loss of “a great Bahamian.”

Sri Lanka: Boycotting Galle Literary Festival

Court Jester thinks that Reporters sans frontières (RSF) boycott of the Galle Literary Festival was wrong and damaging to free speech.

Bermuda, Guyana: Action of the People

Respice Finem suggests that Bermuda may have some lessons to learn from the Middle East, while The Guyana Groove says: “I am so inspired by the recent political revolutions happening...

Cuba: Parallels with Egypt

Ernesto Morales Licea looks at the unfolding situation in Egypt and wonders: “why not Cuba?”

Cuba: Transportation in Reverse

“In Cuba, the only means of cheap public mass transit are the city buses…state taxi service has disappeared”: Iván's File Cabinet says that the transportation service in Havana is regressing.

Nepal: Networking Citizen Journalists

Ujjwal Acharya at The Radiant Star reports that “Equal Access Nepal, an INGO working mainly in media development, is in a process of creating with an aim of making...

Latin America: Drawing Parallels with Egypt

As protests in Egypt continue, Latin American bloggers are drawing historical parallels with similar uprisings in the region and some are wondering: “Could it happen here now?”

Bhutan By Bhutanese

Tshering Tobgay highlights “Bhutan by Bhutanese”, a photo-exhibition taking place in the city of Baar in Switzerland, which showcases Bhutan as the Bhutanese see their own country.

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