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8 March 2011

Stories from 8 March 2011

Morocco: Women Celebrate International Day

Moroccan women, who have long been at the forefront of the civil society's struggle for a better and more dignified life, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the International Women's Day...

Libya: Debating the No-Fly Zone (Video)

As human rights atrocities continue across Libya, Tweeps, bloggers and netizens continue their debate on the effectiveness of establishing a no-fly zone over Libya to protect protesters, troops and civilians...

Nepal: Why There Is No International Men's Day?

Have you wondered why there is no such day called International men's day? Nepali blogger Bhumika Ghimire explains why.

Sri Lanka: Desecration Of Tamil Graves In Jaffna

Groundviews publishes the English translation of a report which claims that all the graves in the LTTE Koppai cemetery in Jaffna were destroyed to erect an army Head Quarter.

Nepal: The Leadership Qualities Of Nepali Politicians

Blogger Nepali gives 10 reasons showing the shortcomings of Nepali politicians which prevent them from being a great leader.

Argentina: The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo

Erwin in The Latin Americanist features Argentina's Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo on International Woman's Day: “The ‘Abuelas’ were founded in 1977 with the aim of finding babies stolen during...

Hollaback! Mobile Technology Against Street Harassment

Based on the premise that "the explosion of mobile technology has given us an unprecedented opportunity to end street harassment," Hollaback! is encouraging women around the world to use the...

Colombia: Celebrating International Woman's Day

In Colombia, the celebration of International Women's Day has become a tradition, and it is reflected online with netizens sharing different perspectives through websites, Twitter and blogs.

Vietnam: Road accidents

Citing WHO statistics, Andy Engelson is surprised to discover that “United States’ traffic is as dangerous as Vietnam’s.”

Thailand: Total number of coups

Nicholas Farrelly, writing for the New Mandala, has counted 11 “successful” and 9 “unsuccessful” coup efforts” in Thailand in the past century.

Vietnam: Street vendors

Vietnam720 posts pictures of street vendors in Vietnam.

Vietnam: Facebook censorship and civil disobodience

Despite being regularly blocked by authorities, Viet Tan thinks that Facebook can be a tool for civil disobedience in Vietnam.

Kenya: Interesting websites

Interesting Kenyan websites: “ – yet another directory-type website.The thing that sets apart is that it is not only a directory but a marketplace – whereby you can set...

Ghana: Photos of mental health

Fiona blogs about Ghanaian photographer Nyani who has been working on a collection of photographs documenting the conditions faced by people in Ghana who are living with mental health issues.

Rwanda: Blogger Invites President Through Twitter

This is a story of how a Kenyan blogger based in Rwanda invited Rwandan President Paul Kagame through Twitter to visit kids at The Ibirunga Tennis Court in Musanze Town....

Macedonia: Goverment as “Donor”

Volan objects [MKD] to using the term “donations” by the government officials, who use taxpayers’ money for photo opportunities that present them as sponsors instead of spenders. The latest example:...

Are Sub-Saharan Mercenaries Fighting for Gaddafi?

From the very first days of the 2011 Libyan uprising, there has been talk of foreign mercenaries, both from Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe, within long-standing leader Colonel Gaddafi's commando...

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwean arrested over Facebook comment

Zimbabwe's first Facebook arrest: “39 Year Old Zimbabwean Vivas Mavhudzi has been arrested following a comment he posted on a Facebook page allegedly belonging to Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

Liberia: Women mobilize for peace

Jenny Hobbs explains how Liberian women mobile for peace after years of civil war: “Few people are aware that a group of women – calling themselves the Peace Women, dressed...

Côte d'Ivoire: A Solution to the Post-Electoral Crisis?

The post-electoral crisis across Cote d'Ivoire is dragging on since two opposing leaders, Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara both claim to have won. A sequence of violent events have followed,...

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