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3 February 2012

Stories from 3 February 2012

Cuba: Protest Against Hunger Striker's Death

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Caring Diaspora

Cuba: Nineteenth “No”

Trinidad & Tobago: Principal Charged with Child Cruelty

Barbados, Guyana: “Fearless” Freddie

Egypt: Storify on Port Said Clashes

Bahrain: Celebration and Criticism Greet “Manama, Capital of Arab Culture 2012″

February 2 saw the official launch of Manama, Capital of Arab Culture 2012, which has been both welcomed and criticised by Bahrain's netizens. As the celebration was taking place, opposition...

Israel: The Lie, the Truth and the Meme (of the Soldier and the Girl)

A photograph of a street performance in Bahrain went viral, after it was alleged it depicted an Israeli soldier stepping on an Arab girl. In this age of media manipulation...

Kuwait: Parliamentary Election Marred by Violence

Incidents of violence have marked Kuwait's parliamentary elections. One candidate, Mohammed Al-Juwaihel, became the target of angry tribespeople after making discriminatory remarks and his election tent hub was burnt down....

Sri Lanka: Ravaya News Website Blocked

North Korea : Two Japanese Indicted for Exporting PC to North Korea

Pakistan: Self Regulation For Social Media?

Brazil: Pinheirinho Videos ‘Cover-Up’ Leads Activist to Hunger Strike

The violent eviction of thousands of poor residents from their homes in Pinheirinho, Brazil, has been documented by activists. One of them, Pedro Rios Leão, is on hunger strike in...

Venezuela: Reflections on Consumption and Advertising

Côte d'Ivoire: Hackers Threaten Intelligence Agency Upon Arrest of Journalist

Managing editor of newspaper Le Patriote, Charles Sanga, was arrested by the Ivorian intelligence agency, DTS, following a controversial story about the constitutional court of Côte d'Ivoire. The next day,...

Russia: Realism of Rearmament Plans

Kyrgyzstan: “Putin Is a Complex Bio-Robot”

Ex-presidential candidate Arstanbek Abdylaev, scourge of the Kyrgyz Internet, has struck again. In a recent press conference he disclosed his world conspiracy theories, including a claim that Russian Prime Minister,...

Senegal: A Week of Living Dangerously

On January 31 in Senegal, the opposition came out in the streets to protest against a third term for incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade and other decisions taken by the country's...

China: A Death Sentence to Hide Government Corruption?

Wu Ying, named China's sixth richest woman in 2006, has lost her appeal against her death sentence at the Zhejiang Higher People's Court. The 30-year old was first arrested in...

Ukraine: Ex.ua is Back Online