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3 January 2012

Stories from 3 January 2012

South Korea: Satirial Podcast's Popularity Continues Despite the Host's Arrest

Bangladesh: Titas is the Name of a Murdered River

In Bangladesh a long diversion road has been hurriedly built through the Titas river and its tributaries obstructing its flow in many parts. It was done to facilitate transit of...

Georgia: Return of the Meskhetian Turks

Over 100,000 Muslims were deported from the Meskheti region of Georgia by Joseph Stalin in 1944. Now, more than 60 years later, some are slowly starting to return as part...

Latin America, 2012: A Year of Land-Related Protests?

Mexico's ‘Political-Civic Disconnect’ in the Search for Peace

Israel: Protest Against the Deportation of Children of Migrant Workers

Chile: Wildfire in Torres del Paine Shocks Netizens

A massive fire in national park Torres del Paine has shocked Chilean netizens, who have expressed their concerns, anger, sadness and hope that it will soon be controlled. "Torres del...

Yemen: A Parallel Revolution from the Streets to the Institutions

Over the past few weeks, Yemen's revolution spread from the streets to institutions across the country, calling for an end to corruption in the governmental and public sectors. Netizens react...

U.S.V.I.: Water Woes Cause Anger

Puerto Rico: Violent End to 2011

Cuba: Internet in a Flash

Bermuda: Race, Politics & Society

Iran:Iranian internet users to be cut off from World Wide Web

Caribbean: Looking Back on 2011

The regional blogosphere in 2011 saw a few territories, most notably Cuba, taking front and centre - especially when it came to digital activism. The rest of the Caribbean meanwhile,...

Yemen: A Year of Revolution and a Story of Struggle

Yemen's Revolution is the longest ongoing revolution of the Arab Spring. It started with a protest on February 3 and has been ongoing ever since. Noon Arabia lists the posts...

Brazil: Military Police Strike and Looting Cause Panic in Fortaleza

On the eve of the New Year's festivities, the population in the state of Ceará, Brazil, was taken by surprise with a strike by the military police and firefighters. Propagating...

Lebanon: Non-Political Blog Stories of 2011

Afghanistan:The number 39 is associated with prostitution

Iran: 100 Bloggers Boycott Parliamentary Election

Bahrain: Journalist Mazen Mahdi Detained, then Released

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