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22 February 2011

Stories from 22 February 2011

USA: Journalists, Lawyers Forced to Handover Data At Airports

Several American journalists and lawyers who work abroad regularly, have their laptops, flash drives, notebooks and business cards copied by immigration authorities at airports, according to the ACLU. Amy Goodman...

Azerbaijan: Assimilation Disorder

Known for its caustic humor and sarcastic insight, London-based Azerbaijani blogger Scary Azeri touches upon the sensitive issue of cultural (in)compatibility noting how a traditional mindset of her countrymen may...

Taiwan:Is Central News Agency Censoring China's Jasmine Revolution?

The National News Agency-Central News Agency of Taiwan is suspected to censor related news about China's Jasmine Revolution yesterday. Jou Ying-Cheng, blogger and former reporter of CNA, accused CNA for...

UAE: Libyan Consulate in Dubai Occupied and Flags Removed

In response to the ongoing massacre in Libya under a media blackout, protesters in Dubai, UAE, headed towards the Libyan Consulate on Tuesday to call for the end of the...

South Korea: Botched Spying Attempt Embarrasses Citizens

South Korea’s intelligence agency has made the headlines after its agents allegedly broke into an Indonesian delegation’s hotel room last week in Seoul, in an attempt to steal classified information...

Africa: Tributes to Pan-African leaders and revolutionaries

Have you heard Didier Awadi's tributes to Pan-African African leaders and revolutionaries. The Senegalese DJ, Didier Awadi ,is one of the most highly respected African musicians.

Uganda: No Signs of Egypt-Style Uprising

The 2011 Presidential Elections in Uganda have concluded relatively peacefully, with rolling results being announced over the course of the weekend. The blogging community and, in fact, the entire country...

Africa: Africa 2.0: Achieving Growth Through Innovation

Loy announces Africa 2.0 conference: MIT Sloan Africa Business Club presents it’s inaugural conference “Africa 2.0: Achieving Growth Through Innovation”.

Africa: How tech entrepreneurs can succeed in Africa

Mkaigwa explains how African tech entrepreneurs can succeed: “I am not the first to write about the seeming shortcomings that the African Internet tech scene is currently undergoing. A state...

China: The ten years of a Chinese middle class

China Hush translated a Netease feature story on the aspiration and struggle of a Chinese middle class man from 2000-2010.

China: A Chinese Perspective on the “Jasmine Revolution”

Jottings from the Granite Studio has a guest post by Yajun commenting on the so-called “Jasmine Revolution” in China.

Gabon: Mourning Unrest's First Casualty, as Bongo Meets Sarkozy

Gabon is mourning its first casualty since the beginning of the country's political unrest. The cause of Marie Memdome's death is still in dispute, as Ali Bongo travels to France...

Cameroon: Police Brutality against Protesters

Patrice Nganang posted on Twitter a link to a video showing police violently dispersing a demonstration in Douala on February 21. Cameroonians are calling for large demonstrations for free elections...

Angola: Mass Evictions Displace Thousands

A large-scale demolition in Lubango carried out by the government of Angola, has already left in its wake over 5,000 displaced people in the southwest of the country. Upon reconstructing...

Yemen: Walking the Walk, One More Protester Dies (Videos)

A teenager was shot and killed in Aden, Yemen on Monday, February 21, 2011 as tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in four separate cities on the 11th day of...

Portugal: Fight against prejudice on transgenderism

In her blog, Eduarda Santos – a portuguese advocate for transgender rights – points several examples [pt] of transphobic prejudice by the mainstream media. In January she had posted a...

Brazil: Trial for murder of Guarani Kaiowa begins

Update on GV's post Brazil: Eradicating the Indigenous Guarani Kaiowa. The trial of the accused for the murder of chief Marcos Veron resumed on February 21. The website Indigenous Peoples...

Puerto Rico: “I Do Not Belong to That Class”

A group of Law professors of the University of Puerto Rico have opened a section of their blog, Derecho al Derecho [es], to provide information on how lawyers can opt-out...

Poland: Best Blogs of 2010 Announced

Jakub Górnicki reviews the winners of this year's Polish "Blog of the Year" contest.

Video: Learning a New Language Through Online Video

February 21st is the International Mother Language Day and this year's theme is Linguistic Diversity and New Technologies. With that in mind, we bring you a series of examples of...

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