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16 March 2011

Stories from 16 March 2011

South Korea: Old Feuds Forgotten as Koreans React to Japan Quake

Forgetting old feuds between the two countries, South Korean bloggers and tweeps have expressed both deep concern and support for Japan in its time of crisis. Harsh criticisms meanwhile have...

Palestine: Protests for National Unity

Independent youth in Palestine called for protests in Gaza and the West Bank on March 15, 2011, showing their loyalty to Palestine rather than to Hamas and Fatah. Organized through...

Bahrain: Curfew Announced and An Officer's Funeral

On Wednesday afternoon, the Bahrain Defense Force announced in their 4th statement that a curfew will be imposed until further notice. The funeral of a police officer killed in duty...

USA: Science Bloggers Explain Earthquakes and Tsunamis

As Japan and the rest of the world struggle to make sense of the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear scare, science bloggers are sharing facts to help explain what happened.

Philippines: Bloggers Dispel Japan Nuclear Scare Hoax

Hoax messages that sow unfounded fear and panic in the public about Japan's nuclear problems like avoiding acid rain and radiation exposure are circulating in the Philippines. Bloggers are quick...

Philippines signs Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

China: Salt Radiation Rumors Fuel Widespread Panic Buying

An official message went out today aiming to reassure people that salt supplies would not be affected by radiation from Japan having leaked into the ocean. This sparked rumors which...

Thailand: Cleaning Pattaya Beach

Thailand: Who will dominate this year's elections?

Japan: Earthquakes Moving South? Anxiety Builds in Kansai

Just days after the massive earthquake which struck northeastern Japan, further geological tremors are taking place elsewhere on the island of Honshu. A series of quakes naturally has people living...

Indonesia: Bomb package exploded while being defused

Russia: 80 Million of Russians to Go Online by 2014

Cuba: Being Gay

Venezuela's Hip-hop Schools (Video)

Haiti: To Vote or Not To Vote

Russia: New Website Fights Corruption in Moscow University

Bahamas: Energy Reform

Senegal: March 19, National Day of Action

The winds of revolt are blowing across the Maghreb and the Middle East. Political opponents in Senegal are also getting in on the action by expressing their discontent at their...

Curacao: Attorneys’ Image

Cuba: Citizen-Generated Info

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