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5 March 2011

Stories from 5 March 2011

Romania: Education System

Qatar: A Blogger Detained, Incommunicado

In what appears to be Qatar's first known arrest of a blogger, Amnesty International has reported the detention of Sultan Al-Khalifi, a human rights activist.

Bahrain: When Geeks Protest

On Saturday a group of IT specialists held a anti government rally raising “geeky” signs and slogans. Tweep Jalal Al-Jazeeri @JTheIslander, an IT geek himself, was on location and tweeted...

Middle East: Revolutionary Breeze Blowing from Cairo to Benghazi

Egyptian Tarek Shalaby shares the details of the trip he organized with friends to Libya in order to show solidarity with the Libyan people, as well as deliver medical supplies...

Russia: Torture and Lawlessness in Dagestan

Russia: The Washington Post's Coverage Review

Peru: Wikileaks and the Presidential Campaign

One of the unexpected consequences of the cables released by Wikileaks has been its impact on the Peruvian presidential campaign. Juan Arellano compiles some reactions and analysis to the cables...

Sri Lanka: Why No Tamil Revolution?

Bangladesh: Netizens Protest Removal of Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus From Bank

The central bank of Bangladesh ordered the removal of Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the pioneer of Microcredit and the head of Grameen Bank, on the grounds that he had overstayed in...

South Korea: Battling Against Foreign Finance's Encroachment

Korea Exchange Bank employees and civil rights activists have taken to the streets of Seoul to protest against the encroachment of foreign finance on Korean financial turf. Korean net users...

USA: Protests in Support of Labor Rights (Videos)

Across the United States words of solidarity for workers rights and concerns about a union-busting wave are circulating through popular social media sites.

Russia: Maslenitsa Vocabulary

Russia: “Tutor/Nanny/Friend/Plaything”

Ukraine: Cases Against Tymoshenko and Lutsenko

South Asia: Comparing Indian States with India's Neighbors

India: All Hail The Delhi Metro

Bahrain: Tweeps Dreaming of a Better Bahrain

On Saturday morning, a new hashtag appeared on the Bahrain Twittersphere and many tweeps expressed their hopes, dreams and highlighted their demands through #IdreamofaBH.

India: The Paypal Debate

Colombia: The earth shook to show people that Necoclí exists

On the 2nd of March 2011, a tremor measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale was felt in the department of Antioquia and part of northern Colombia. The epicentre of this...

Russia: Mikhail Gorbachev's Legacy

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