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14 February 2011

Stories from 14 February 2011

Bahrain: The Day of Wrath

Protests took place in many places in Bahrain today, in what has been called Bahrain's Day of Wrath. Netizens gasped in horror as they saw how police forces dealt with...

Indonesia: Attack on religious minorities

Ahmadiyah followers were attacked by a mob in Indonesia resulting in several deaths. Netizens are asking the government to protect religious minorities

India: More Awareness Required To Fix The Education system

Pakistan: Love Or Hate Valentine's Day

Venezuela: Remembering a Historic February 14

Colombia: A “dry canal” to rival the Panama Canal?

Panama: Crowdsourcing to Map Corruption and Crime

Bahrain: Snapshots from a Day of Protest and Injury

Bahrain was rocked by violence today as the latest country to stage protests in the so-called Arab revolution time-table inspired by uprisings in Tunisa and Egypt. Police quashed demonstrations in...

Russia: Blogger Detained for Spreading Bombing Rumors

Masha Egupova analyzes the cases of Ilya Korol, Far East blogger who got detained for a terroristic act rumor, and the new government initiatives that are aimed to monitor and...

Bahrain: Police Quash Today's Protests (Videos)

A series of 'illegal' protests took place in Bahrain today, February 14, as demonstrators marked a 'Day of Wrath' inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Several videos from...

Colombia: Outrage after failed FARC hostage release

On December 8, 2010, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) announced they would release five hostages in an open letter to former senator Piedad Córdoba. However, things did not...

Senegal: Book for Africa Partnership

El Salvador: Citizen Reactions to disclosure of wages in the Legislative Assembly

The disclosure of Legislative Assembly employee wages, some a lot higher than expected, has sparked outrage among Salvadoran bloggers.

Iran: Today's Protests in Videos

Despite a government ban, Iranians demonstrated in several cities today, including Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, and Rasht. The Iranian opposition had sought permission to demonstrate in solidarity with the Egyptian and...

Zimbabwe: Zimbabweans celebrate with Egyptians

Rwanda: Africa's newest stock exchange

Ghana: The Witches of Gambaga premiers in Accra

Bahamas: Is Cuba Next?

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Dear Heart

Trinidad & Tobago: Literary Awards

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