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19 March 2011

Stories from 19 March 2011

Malaysia: Blogger who wrote about sex scandal arrested

Malaysia: Dilemmas of students in universities

Malaysia: Twestival Kuala Lumpur 2011

Libya: Gaddafi Threatens as Coalition Starts Air Strikes

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi spoke for three minutes on the phone, in a call which was just broadcast by Libyan State Television, threatening countries around the Mediterranean Basin, and calling for...

India: Bong Mom's Cookbook

Libya: Air Strikes on Libya Begin

Air strikes on Libya, aimed at crippling Muammar Gaddafi's air defenses, just started, receiving mixed reactions from people around the world. A coalition made up of the US, France, Italy,...

Nepal: Unequal Treatment Of Women

Georgia: Journalists Dismissed Because of Facebook Hate Speech

On 18 March 2011, the Georgian Public Broadcaster dismissed two of its journalists, Giorgi Tukhareli and Giorgi Gabrichidze, because of offensive comments they made on Facebook against homosexuals as and...

Pakistan: Citizens In Action After Minority Minister's Assassination

On the 2nd of March, an unknown gunmen shot and killed Pakistan's Federal Minister For Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti. He was assassinated for their stance on the blasphemy law. A letter...

Lebanon: Online Book Club

Bulgaria: Offering Shelter to Japanese Earthquake Victims

The earthquake in Japan has become a tragedy for the entire world. This is evident from the willingness of people from different countries and continents to help the victims of...

Armenia: Opposition rallies again

Libya: Mourning Mohammed Nabbous

Mohammed Nabbous, founder of Libya's AlHurra TV, died while reporting from a firefight in Benghazi. Known as "Mo" to his many fans, he brought the brutal repression of Muammar Al...

Azerbaijan: “Great People's Day” Protest Criticism Answered

Following a youth protest held in Baku, the Azerbaijani capital, on 11th March, some bloggers have been critical of those responsible for organizing the action via Facebook. As a result,...

Japan: “The Light and Darkness of Social Media”

It's human nature for rumors to run rampant in a high pressure situation, and social meda tools can be a double-edged sword in expediting this situation. Yasuhisa Hasegawa gives an...

Mali : Internet and African languages

Hungary: Waiting for the Hungarian Guard

The conflict between the Roma and the Hungarian community of Gyöngyöspata, a village north of Budapest, escalated drastically when paramilitary organizations appeared in the settlement some two weeks ago, after...

Japan: Story and photos of everyday life in the aftermath of the earthquakes

Puerto Rico: Tite Curet Alonso at the Plaza

Japan: Wondering About the Meaning of Life

Poet Shuntaro Tanikawa's famous poem "To Live", which explores the meaning of life, has been posted by many bloggers who wonder what's the best thing to do now.

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