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10 January 2012

Stories from 10 January 2012

Tunisia: The Evolution of Tunisian Propaganda

Egypt: Diaries of a Cancer Patient

Breaking from the norm, Tarek Amr interviews Heba Mitkees, a blogger who had died last month, after battling cancer. Amr asks the questions and looks for answers in Mitkees blog.

South Korea: Anger and Suspicion Grows Over Election Rigging

A political scandal is brewing in South Korea over alleged election rigging, despite the police's conclusion that the nation's election commission website was disconnected due to a distributed denial of...

Venezuela: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Visit Raises Controversy

Iran's President, Mahmud Ahmadinejad, arrived in Venezuela on Sunday, January 8, in his first stop in a tour to several Latin American countries. His visit has sparked strong reactions on...

Libya: Draft Electoral Law Criticized

A few days ago, the Libyan government released a draft of a new election law for public debate. The aim was for citizens to discuss it and find out the...

Poland: Prosecutor Suicide Attempt

Syria: Netizens Angered by Assad's Speech

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad gave a long rambling speech today, which further angered Syrians protesting against his dictatorship. When Arab leaders speak, netizens take to their keyboards and engage...

Peru: Conflict Over Conga Mining Project Continues

The Christmas and New Year's holidays, as well as other political news in the country have taken a bit of the media spotlight from the Conga Mine Project in Cajamarca,...

Libya: A Letter from a Woman in Benghazi

A Libyan woman from Benghazi is criticizing her countrymen for marrying non-Libyans after the revolution. She states that Libyan women are not getting rights equal to those granted to men...

Yemen: Saleh Gets Away With Murder…He Gets Immunity

The Yemeni Cabinet endorsed [December 8] a draft law which grants legal immunity to outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh based on the GCC agreement, despite nationwide protests demanding Saleh's trial...

Mexico: Human Rights Commission Publishes Preliminary Report on Killing of Guerrero Students

Latin America: Politicians’ #TwitterFail

Honduras: Priest Denounces Police Attack

Zambia: Former Diplomat Calls on West to Engage Iran Through IAEA

A Zambian veteran politician and erstwhile diplomat who once served as the country’s permanent representative at the United Nations, Vernon Mwaanga, has told a citizen radio that the West should...

Trinidad & Tobago: Raymond Questions Media Integrity

Cuba: The Blogger Behind “Sin Evasion”

El Salvador: Destruction of Cathedral Mural Angers Citizens

In 1997, Fernando Llort created the mural 'Harmony of my People' to adorn the front of San Salvador’s Cathedral. During the first week of 2012 the mural was destroyed by...

Dominican Republic: Farewell to El Goyo & Sención

Cuba: Farinas Arrested Again

Barbados: Preventing Another CLICO Scandal