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12 March 2011

Stories from 12 March 2011

El Salvador: Thoughts on International Women's Day

2011 finds El Salvador with the highest rate of femicides in the word, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais. Some Salvadorean bloggers have made their own reflections on the day...

Sri Lanka: On The Cup That Counts

Azerbaijan: More Protests, More Arrests…

Following yesterday's protest by youth activists in Azerbaijan, opposition supporters today staged their own. Also inspired by pro-democracy protests in Egypt and Tunisia, the demonstration might not have been as...

Japan: Iodine Distribution Needed

Pakistan: Say No To Violence And Ensure Our Civil Rights

Ukraine, Japan: Drink Red Wine to Reduce Radiation Toxicity

Japan: Fukushima Reactor Has Different Design Type Than Chernobyl

Egypt: Leaked Documents Reveal Dirty Games of Former Regime

When a number of Egyptian protestors attacked the headquarters of the hated State Security in different Egyptian cities, their aim was not to show their contempt for the unpopular institution,...

Japan: Onagawa, the Hometown I Once Knew

A personal account of evacuation in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture: Twitter user @kombu_s evacuated to Sendai City and posted tweets and images from her journey, saying "I am an ordinary person...

Japan: Hashtags for Earthquake Related Tweets

Japan: Official Profiles of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants

Japan: Fear in Fukushima

The day after a 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan, an explosion at Fukushima Daiichi power plant, 150 miles north of Tokyo, is causing both fear and confusion on Twitter about what...

Portugal: A Protest Generation, Foolish and Scraping By

Hostilities have commenced: today the “Scraping-by Generation” goes to the streets in Portugal and beyond, protesting that 23% of young people are unemployed and hundreds of thousands are underemployed or...

Taiwan: Reflection on Japan Earthquake

When the 5th strongest earthquake ever recorded hit Japan yesterday, Taiwanese were also shocked. Taiwan and Japan share a lot of geological similarity and both countries are very vulnerable to...

Japan: The earthquake, as I experienced it

Belarus: Petition to Move 2014 Ice Hockey Championship Elsewhere

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