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23 January 2012

Stories from 23 January 2012

Video: One Year, One World and 52 Different Stories

Video journalist Maggie Padlewska will travel alone for one year, visiting a country each week for a total of 52 countries. During her journey she'll be recording, editing and producing...

Iran: Sanctions Bite, and the Iranian Currency Falls

Iranians are facing a financial tsunami as the national currency (Rial) loses value day by day as sanctions against Iranian oil and the banking system get tougher.

Guatemalans Climb to Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence

“On January 21, Under the name of Subida por la vida [“Climb for life”], there were over 8,000 people climbing Volcán de Agua (Water Volcano) to form the largest heart...

Zambia: Netizens Abuzz Over Senegal's Loss at AFCON 2012

When Zambia beat Senegal at one of the two opening games of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on January 21, Zambian netizens went abuzz on Facebook and Twitter to...

South Korea : Pizza Appears in Lunar New Year's Ancestral Worship

Sharing food with relatives that had been offered in the ancestral worship is regarded as the essence of the traditional Lunar New Year holiday in Korea and there are strict...

North Korea: Kim Jong-Un Looking at Things.

There was once the internet meme named “Kim Jong-il Looking at Things“, a collection of photographs of Kim visiting government facilities the net users have gathered together to mock his...

“Russia Without Fools,” a Crowdsourced Feedback Portal Launched

A committee of supporters of president Dmitry Medvedev had launched a crowdsourcing citizens-to-government feedback portal “Russia Without Fools” [ru] that allows to submit cases of officials’ stupidity or abuse. So...

Cuba: More on Wilman Villar Mendoza

Bloggers continue to share their thoughts on the death of Cuban dissident and hunger striker Wilman Villar Mendoza.

Cuba: “Intolerance for Dissent”

Cuban bloggers draw attention to Amnesty International's stand on the recent death of prisoner of conscience Wilman Villar Mendoza.

France, Turkey: Retaliations Expected for Controversial Law on Armenian Genocide

The Huffington post, in the launch issue of its Francophone version, publishes a column [fr] listing “Five retaliations Turkey could take on France” as the French Senate is preparing to vote the...

Haiti: Leadership Triangle

“There they were, at the official ceremony: the living, breathing banes of Haiti’s existence”: The Haitian Blogger republishes an article which suggests that Martelly, Clinton and Duvalier's “rubbing shoulders” at...

Cuba: The Loss of a Decent Man

“We are 11 million common criminals, whose misdeeds range from buying milk on the black market to having a satellite dish”: Generation Y says that “now, with the death of...

Barbados: Excuses for Crime?

Barbados Underground thinks that “it is time to see crime in a different light. It is not only the victim’s problem, it is society’s and it cannot be solved by...

Europe: Radio Documentary to Chronicle Long-Term Effects of Crisis

Chronicles of a European Winter is a radio documentary series project focused on the actual effects of austerity measures amongst the populations of different European countries. It will be shot...

“Teaching through humiliation: tough love or cruelty?”

Rose Kahendi ponders on the role of radio hosts who have public platforms reaching hundreds of thousands of listeners. “Their profession brings with it great responsibility. More so if they...

Mozambique: Mayor Shares Photos of Storm Damage on Facebook

Newly elected mayor Manuel de Araújo of Mozambican city Quelimane shared photos on Facebook of the damage, flooding and suffering caused by tropical storm Funso in his coastal home. Last...

Fourth Friendship Lao-Thai Bridge

This youtube video gives an overview of the fourth Friendship Bridge which was designed to link Laos and Thailand across the Mekong River

East Timor: Monitoring the 2012 Elections

There are 10 candidates so far in the coming elections in East Timor. Centru Jornalista Investigativu Timor-Leste is one of the media networks monitoring the polls

Madagascar: Exiled Former President Ravalomanana Refused Return

Since January 18 2012, former president Marc Ravalomanana has announced that he would return to Madagascar soon after being in exile in South Africa for three years. On January 21,...

Brunei: Support Group for Individuals with Autism

The Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources – Brunei Darussalam or Smarter Brunei is a family support group and association which was established...

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