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3 February 2011

Stories from 3 February 2011

Egypt: War Waged on Press, Human Rights Defenders

Egyptian protesters are calling for massive anti-Mubarak marches across the country, after the Friday prayers tomorrow. Last week, Mubarak's regime cut off the Internet before Egypt's Day of Wrath. Today,...

Cuba: More Questions About Mazorra

Laritza's Laws notes the decision of the Havana Provincial Court in the case of the deaths, by starvation and cold, of 26 psychiatric patients in January 2010, saying: “So the...

Haiti: Martelly & Manigat Go Through

From New York City to Haiti weighs in on the first round election results.

Trinidad & Tobago: Watching Egypt

Globewriter is “gripped” by the unfolding situation in Egypt, saying: “It is analogous to numerous other struggles going on within countries by groups of people who demand the right to...

Cuba: Legalising Prostitution?

“The Cuban regime does not accept the practice of prostitution”: Iván's File Cabinet makes a case for why it should.

Martinique: RIP Glissant

Regional bloggers pay tribute to the life and work of “the great Caribbean writer Edouard Glissant”, who passed away earlier today.

Egypt: Clashes on Video

The world has its attention placed on Egypt, going on its 10th day of protests against the regime. As Internet connectivity was reestablished, a rise in twitter updates, image and...

Southeast Asia: Reactions to Egypt protests

Using the #egypt hashtag, let’s read what twitter users in several Southeast Asian countries have been tweeting in reaction to the ongoing Egypt protests

Argentina: 260 Women Killed in 2010; 11 via Incineration

Erwin in The Latin Americanist reports: “At least 260 women and young girls in Argentina were killed in 2010 including eleven via incineration according to local NGO La Casa del...

Australia: Cyber Cyclone Yasi Strikes

Category 5 mega Cyclone Yasi struck the North Queensland coast of Australia late on Wednesday and both the old and new media have played complementary roles during the crisis. Read...

Mexico: Día de la Candelaria and Tamales

Lesley Téllez in The Mija Chronicles writes about Día de la Candelaria, “a Catholic holiday that honors the purification of the Virgin Mary. It’s also an important day for eating...

Egypt: Sandmonkey Back, Human Rights Activists Held

Egyptian blogger and Twitter user Sandmonkey has been arrested today, amid a crackdown on activists and human rights organisations in Egypt. While Sandmonkey was roughed up, news is circulating about...

Georgia: Blogger action in support of evicted IDPs

Following the eviction of IDP families from Abkhazia and South Ossetia, bloggers in Tbilisi, Georgia, have joined ranks with protesters demanding an end to their often forcible relocation and demands...

Japan: Reflecting on the protest in Egypt

A blogger at Carlan's Dream roots for the Egyptian people and reflects [ja] on how such protests would never take place in Japan where people tend to think “nothing is...

Sudan: Sudan Radio Service's use of mobile phones

Anneryan looks at how Sudan Radio Service uses mobile technology into its work to both monitor the reach of its broadcasts and to solicit reader feedback.

Kenya: Kenyans take to Twitter:#choosepeace, #Kenya28Feb

The Twitter hashtag #Kenya28Feb calls upon Kenyans to voice their discontent with the political establishment and while #ChoosePeace calls on other Kenyans not to follow the ongoing trend of mass...

Africa: Will there be “Jasmine Revolution” in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Bloggers in Africa are commenting on series of protests taking place in Egypt and Tunisia. Could this kind of popular uprising happen in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Indonesia: Celebrating Chinese New Year in Bali

Barrie writes how the Chinese New Year is being celebrated in Bali, Indonesia.

Philippines: Martyr for Women's Liberation

This new blog is “dedicated to the continuing remembrance of our beloved Ma. Lorena Barros – a warm and compassionate person, a caring daughter, a loving mother, a true friend,...

Azerbaijan: Life through foreign eyes

With the number of Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) growing each year in Azerbaijan, blogs reporting on everyday life in the country continue to appear online. AK in Azerbaijan, for example,...

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