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26 February 2011

Stories from 26 February 2011

Oman: The People Want an End to Corruption

"The people want an end to corruption" chanted thousands of Omanis, who have been protesting since Friday in Salalah and Sohar, as well as other parts of Oman. Ministerial changes...

Pakistan: Unexpected Snowfall In Lahore

Bangladesh: A Much Awaited Victory

Bangladesh: Clinical Trial Of A Cholera Vaccine Raises Questions

The world's largest trial of a cheap oral cholera vaccine made by an Indian pharmaceutical company is being conducted in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Bloggers notice the information blackout...

Latin America: On teleSUR's Coverage of Libya Uprising

Latin American news channel teleSUR managed earlier this week to send several journalists into Tripoli to cover the ongoing uprising in Libya. Nonetheless, its coverage, which seems quite different to...

China: Jasmine Revolution, Week Two

Following dozens of arrests since an anonymous blog post called for revolutionary gatherings in cities across China last Sunday, a second round of gatherings is scheduled for today. Has the...

Armenia: Social Networks for Social Revolution?

With uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world, the extra-parliamentary opposition in Armenia is now seeking to replicate events in the former Soviet republic, and not least...

Yemen: “I beg you to help us NOW”

While much of Yemen protested peacefully, the country's military used tear gas and fired live weapons on protesters in the sea port of Aden. President Ali Abdullah Saleh said the...

Bangladesh: Bede People – The River Gypsies

Bahrain: Minor Ministerial Changes

Ministerial changes were announced in Bahrain last night to appease protesters calling for reforms since February 14. Here are reactions to the changes, which are yet to be officially announced.

South Korea: Photos of Protest in Seoul

Tunisia: Peaceful Protests Turn into Violent Confrontations

Protests calling for immediate political reforms and the resignation of Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannoushi continue in Tunisia. Apparently, the ousting of the former President Ben Ali is not good enough...

Cameroon: Police Use Brute Force Against Protesters

Opposition groups in Cameroon organized protests on Wednesday Wednesday, February 23, 2011 to call for President Paul Biya to leave office. President Paul Biya, who is running for re-election later...

Russia: Bloggers Deconstruct Isolationist Propaganda

RuNet Echo

As Russia is approaching another election cycle (in 2011 Russians are supposed to elect the Parliament and in 2012 – the president) the voices of state propagandists get louder. The...

Russia: Internet Freedom As Cold War 2.0

RuNet Echo

Gregory Asmolov analyzes bloggers' reactions to the Internet Freedom speech by Hillary Clinton.

Africa: Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou

Armenia: Apathy or revolution?

Iraq: To the entire WORLD, #IRAQIS are coming…

Iraqi people were inspired the revolutions around the Arab world and announced their own day of rage on the 25th February. The main demonstration centred on Tahrir square in Baghdad...

Egypt: Revolution's Not Over, Army Attacks Protestors

One month after a revolution began to demand political reform, Cairo's Tahrir Square was again the scene for bloody violence as the Egyptian army moved to quash continued protests for...

Bahrain: Day of Mourning Observed

Friday (Feb 25) was officially announced as a 'Day of Mourning' for all the martyrs who have fallen since Bahrain's Day of Wrath protests, which started on February 14th 2011....

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