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10 March 2011

Stories from 10 March 2011

Russia: The Dead Journal

RuNet Echo

Social networks strongly tie a person to themselves. The person opens a page under his/her name, puts out photographs, indicates interests, joins groups and communities, writes notes, shares impressions and...

Guyana: Grabbing Glee

Cuba: Hunger Striker

Trinidad & Tobago: 2011 Carnival Winners

Cuba: Privacy Protection

Jamaica: On Lent

Guatemala: First Lady Announces Her Candidacy for President

On March 8, First Lady Sandra Torres announced she would run for president. Her critics on social networks reacted to the news with harsh comments. Bloggers are focusing on two...

Paraguay: Citizen Journalism Project by ABC Digital

Latin America: A Cartoonist's Rendition of Today's Political Figures

Kenya/Nigeria: It feels good to be queer and African

Côte d'Ivoire: Ushahidi gaining popularity among citizens

Kenya: Women and political office

Mozambique: Where streets have no name

Africa: African language Wikipedia update

Iran: Female Police for International Women's Day Protests

On Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - International Women's Day - Iranian protesters (both men and women) went to the streets in defiance of their country's Islamic regime. Female security forces...

Côte d'Ivoire: Fear of Medicine Shortage Looms

The political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire is ongoing, without any prospect of a solution in the short-term. Doctors in the country have warned of the prospect of imminent medical shortages,...

Azerbaijan: Online activism under fire

Africa: Sandbox Launches in Africa

Cameroon: Netizens React to SMS-to-Tweet Ban

Cameroonian internet users were shocked to learn that "for security reasons, the country's government asked that posting on Twitter via SMS be suspended on the MTN Cameroon network". Many speculate...

International Women's Day Marked in Ghana with Awards Ceremony

Every year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Hundreds of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic,...