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13 February 2011

Stories from 13 February 2011

Tunisia: An Ongoing Battle for Democracy

Just because the dictator is gone, it doesn't mean the dictatorship is over. Indeed, Tunisians often describe the 23-year-old repressive regime of Ben Ali as an octopus which has had...

Iran:Protesters on rooftops

India: Magazines Trusted More Than Newspapers

The Psychology of Autocratic Dictators

Bangladesh: The Green Mosque

Pakistan: Protests Against Impunity for US Diplomat Raymond Davis

Raymond Davis, an American diplomatic staff, is under investigation for the double murder of two Pakistani motorcyclists in Karachi, Pakistan. Following the US demand to release Davis, the protesters took...

China: Farewell to all Mubaraks!

"Illegitimate regimes," writes Chinese novelist Yang Hengjun of Hosni Mubarak, "end up illegitimate, no matter how many impressive reasons you put forward, no matter how smooth-tongued you are, no matter...

Bangladesh: Proposed International Airport Stumbles Over Environment Controversy

A recent venture by the Bangladesh government to takeover 25000 acres of wetlands (Arial Beel) 60km South of the capital city of Dhaka, for a proposed International airport and satellite...

Iran: Protesters interrupted a State sponsored concert

China: Campaign to Free Blind Human Rights Activist

Since his release from prison on September 8, 2010, blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng has been held under 24 hour home surveillance by security police in Shandong, a...

Sudan: Southern Sudan and the challenges of self-rule

Jordan: “Egypt's Revolution. My Revolution.”

Jordan: What Would You Write to the King?

Sudan: Protesters still under detention

Zambia: Mines Audit Reveals Massive Tax Evasion

The issue of windfall tax on Zambia’s main export, copper, refuses to go away for the current administration of President Rupiah Banda which it removed a couple of years ago...

Sudan: May the wind of change sweep through the Upper Nile

Following the triumph of the Egyptian people, tweets are flowing from Sudan to Egypt with one clear message, "May the wind of change sweeps toward the valley of the Upper...

Hong Kong: Hiking

Malaysia: National language and patriotism debate

Indonesia: Java Jazz Festival

Cambodia, Thailand: Tweets about the border conflict

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