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16 January 2012

Stories from 16 January 2012

Iran: Jailed Islamic Cleric and Blogger on Hunger Strike

Islamic cleric and blogger, Mohammad Sadegh (Arash) Honarvar Shojayi, is on hunger strike in prison in Iran to protest the four year prison sentence he received in October 2011 for...

Peru: Citizens Welcome Last Phase of the 2012 Dakar Rally

On Sunday January 15, 2012, Lima welcomed the Dakar Rally on its final stage. Here are some impressions on the event.

Cuba: Citizen Media Workshop

Cuba: Tackling Racism

Caribbean: Thank You, Dr. King

Today, the United States marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day - a floating holiday which celebrates the birthday of the late civil right leader. The occasion resonates with Caribbean bloggers,...

Colombia: Protesters Say ‘No More’ to Bullfighting

Guatemala: President Calls on Military to ‘Neutralize Illegal Armed Groups’

El Salvador: Top Stories of 2011

Panama City Mayor Resigns

The resignation of the Mayor of the capital city of Panama marked the start of the 2012 political intrigues, prompting all kinds of reactions on social networks, from those who...

Lebanon: Her Veil

Lebanon: Snow Haiku

Lebanon: Building Collapses in Ashrafieh

Peru: Cápac Raymi, The Andean Christmas

Before the introduction of Christmas festivities to Peru, the Incas celebrated Cápac Inti Raymi Killa, a religious festival that took place in honour of the Sun. Cápac Raymi is no...

Iran: A group of Iranians celebrate win at Golden Globes

Iran: Celebrating The 1st Golden Globe For Iran

Bahamas: Need for a Voters’ Manifesto

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Don't Blame the Women

Jamaica: Blog Awards

Trinidad & Tobago: Joy in the Ordinary

Jamaica: Tribute to Nembhard

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