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21 February 2011

Stories from 21 February 2011

Costa Rican Movie “El Regreso” Reaches Funding Goal Through Crowdfunding

Cristian Cambronero from Fusil de Chispas [es] updates readers on the crowdfunding initiative for Costa Rican movie “The Return” on Kickstarter: the goal of $40,000 was reached in a little...

Uruguayan Politicians on Twitter

Federico Lorenzo [es] provides a list of Uruguayan politicians on Twitter, grouped by their political party.

Bahrain: Coming Out in Numbers in Search for Unity

A week has passed since protests broke in the capital Manama on February 14, 2011, calling for real democracy in the Kingdom. Seven men have lost their lives, with the...

Chile: Social Media Reactions Against Coal Mining Project

The approval of a coal mining mega-project in Isla Riesco, nature and protected species sanctuary in southern Chile, reveals a serious environmental conflict of interests that is being analyzed and...

Pakistan: Ruling Party Under Pressure

Faheem Haider at Pakistan Foreign Policy Blog explains how a strong and ever stronger opposition in Pakistan is pressuring the ruling party.

Cuba: Realities of Virtual Protests

Laritza Diversent and Without Evasion blog about the Middle East protests and the obstacles that may prevent similar demonstrations from happening in Cuba.

Nepal: More On Bryan Adams

Pradeep Kumar Singh describes how international rock star Bryan Adams kept Nepal captivated for a few days.

Trinidad & Tobago: Child Found Dead

Guanaguanare and gspott are devastated over the murder of an eight year old boy.

South Asia: Explaining Cricket And Cricket World Cup

Vivek at Sepia Mutiny explains the rules of the game of cricket and what the cricket world cup 2011 means for South Asia.

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: The Gay Agenda

Could prioritizing the gay agenda be diverting attention from more pressing issues? Iván's File Cabinet explores the possibilities, while gspottt says the Trinidad and Tobago government “has its priorities on...

India: Savita Bhabhi Blocked Again

Soumyadip at Cutting the Chai informs that Savita Bhabhi, an infamous popular adult online comic, is being censored in India again.

Jamaica: On “Buju Watch”

“Once again the Jamaican nation is on Buju watch”: Active Voice highlights the posts of some fellow bloggers to underscore her point that “Jamaicans are taking this very personally, it...

St. Lucia, T&T, Cuba: Literary Festivals

“All indications are it promises to be a grand affair with an eclectic mix of creative offerings that are sure to appeal to literature fans from all over the world”:...

Libya: Qaradawi Issues Gaddafi Fatwa

As the carnage and horror coming out of Libya continues to dominate our timelines, top Muslim cleric Youssef Al Qaradawi issued a fatwa (religious edict) calling for anyone who can...

Bangladesh: Observing International Mother Language Day

For Bangladesh, 21st February - the International Mother Language Day has a different symbolization. It is a national day of Bangladesh to commemorate protests and sacrifices to protect Bangla (Bengali)...

Côte d'Ivoire: Opposite Sides Demonstrated on February 19

On the blog “Actu et Opinions”, a post states: Meetings in Abidjan: 2 weights, 2 measures [FR] where one learned that demonstrators did not receive the same reception from the...

Libya: Death Before Liberty (Videos)

Since the uprising against the rule of Libya's Muammar Al Gaddafi, a dedicated group of people have been sending their videos and photos to the outside world so we can...

Russia: Ulyanovsk News Portal Under Attack for Exposing Politician

73online.ru had been DDOS-ed for publishing compromising materials on Igor Bulanov, deputy speaker of Ulyanovsk legislative assembly. The portal published details on police detaining Bulanov and finding drugs in his...

Russia: Blog Mapping Project Launches

Creators of crowdsourcing mapping service blog-map.ru ambitiously aim to “unite all bloggers on one map.” Despite many incorrectly mapped blogs, the service offers quite unusual experience of finding Russian bloggers even...

Libya: Stop Gaddafi's Massacre

The world is watching in horror, as harrowing reports are making their way from Libya. News of the aerial bombing of Tripoli has united people from all over the world...

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