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21 February 2011

Stories from 21 February 2011

Voices from Libya: “It's a massacre” (Audio)

The online group feb17voices has begun interviewing and collecting audio testimonies of people throughout Libya. What they've created is a very personal and immediate perspective of the protests and how...

Russia: Photos of “Putin's Palace” Published by Bloggers

Djibouti: Will it become another Egypt?

Protests are taking place in Djibouti against President Ismail Omar Guelleh who succeeded his uncle Hassan_Gouled_Aptidon in 1999. Somaliland Press reports that 300 protesters demonstrated near the governmental palace on...

Bahrain: One Country, Two Rallies

Seven days have passed since Bahrain's Day of Wrath protests which started on February 14, causing the death of eight protesters in the capital Manama. While protesters continue to camp...

Brazil: Learning culture and portuguese language

Kuwait: Stateless ‘Bedoun’ Demand Rights

Kuwait's stateless population, also known as ‘bedoun' (without nationality), has been holding protests for the third day in a row, calling for equal rights and a citizenship in the country...

Libya-Italy: online reactions to the “Berlusconi connection”

Given the recently close relationship between Gheddafi and the Italian government, materials and many varying opinions on this unusual bond are emerging. Here is an overview of what is being...

Arab World: The Great Social Media Debate

For months it seems, a debate has been raging over the role of social media in demonstrations. More recently, that debate has focused on Tunisia and Egypt, where sites like...

Morocco: Portraits of a Protest

Few captured the February 20, 2011 protests in Morocco as beautifully as Omar El Hyani, whose photos from Rabat were linked to by The Nation and posted on the blog...

Venezuela: Brazilian Music in Venezuela's Web 2.0

The cultural relationship between Brazil and Venezuela is commonly seen in the way carnival is celebrated and in the high ratings Brazilian soap operas have enjoyed in Venezuela for many...

Morocco: Explaining the Protests

Yesterday marked what many called Morocco's “Day of Dignity," with protests across the country. Bloggers explain why some Moroccans have taken to the streets.

Cuba: Generación Y and Voces Cubanas Unblocked in Cuba

For nearly three years, Yoani Sánchez has called herself a “blind blogger.” Her blog, Generación Y, has been blocked in Cuba since March of 2008. But on February 8, the...

Japan: The Pre-History of Japanese Hip Hop

Libya: Amidst Spotty Internet, Some Send Missives

Just twelve hours after a disappointing speech from Muammar Gaddafi's son, Libyans are still going strong, and continue to protest. With both phone service and the Internet in flux, many...

North Korea: Kim Jung-un Holding a Pair of Binoculars Upside down

Youtube Video Mocking Kim Jong-il's Commemorative Stamp

Somalia: Welcome to Poet Nation

Kenya: Public Lecture: Obama's Revolution: What lessons for Africa

China: A staged revolution

China: Debating with Shaun Rein