3 February 2011

Stories from 3 February 2011

Egypt: War Waged on Press, Human Rights Defenders

  3 February 2011

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, reports continued all day of arrests of activists, and the arrest, bullying and harassment of journalists.

Cuba: More Questions About Mazorra

  3 February 2011

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 trial ended. Sentences were handed out, but many questions remain.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Watching Egypt

  3 February 2011

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 be heard”, while Antilles reaches for the poems of Martin Carter: “Their ferocity seems recharged by the images and stories...

Martinique: RIP Glissant

  3 February 2011

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

  3 February 2011

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 video uploads was seen, showing what the situation was like on the Egyptian streets, from Egyptian eyes.

Australia: Cyber Cyclone Yasi Strikes

  3 February 2011

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 this post to know why #duckhand is a trending topic in Australia and its link to the cyclone disaster.

Mexico: Día de la Candelaria and Tamales

  3 February 2011

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 tamales. The holiday is a follow-up to Three Kings Day on Jan. 6.” She includes a recipe for strawberry tamales.

Japan: Reflecting on the protest in Egypt

  3 February 2011

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 gonna change anyway!”.

Philippines: Martyr for Women's Liberation

  3 February 2011

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, a staunch fighter of the national liberation movement and a towering figure in the women's liberation movement in the Philippines.”

Azerbaijan: Life through foreign eyes

  3 February 2011

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, expresses its fascination with the landscape, dynamics and opportunities of the capital, Baku, while Janet-in-Azerbaijan waxes lyrically about Baku at...

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