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7 February 2012

Stories from 7 February 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Must-Haves

Cuba: Exit Visa as Punishment

Myanmar: Human Rights Violations Persist Despite Reforms

East Timor Presidential Candidates

Bulgaria: Severe Flooding Emergency

Brazil: Folha, The Second Best-Selling Newspaper

Kyrgyzstan: World Bank Country Director Storms Out of Round Table

For Kyrgyzstan-based netizens the story of last week was undoubtedly the sudden and violent meltdown of Alexander Kramer, head of the World Bank's Bishkek office, at a high level government-donor...

Brazil: Indigenous Guarani Kaiowá's Letter Asks for Survival

Italy: More Protests Against Austerity and Information Deficit

The austerity measures being implemented in EU countries are still drawing popular opposition. Especially in a country like Italy, already strained by years of government mismanagement and budget issues --...

Internet Radio and Podcasts from Ecuador

Juan Arellano shares some video interviews from Campus Party Quito with the people behind several podcasts and internet radios in Ecuador.

Maldives: On the Brink of Chaos

The Maldives is in a deep political crisis as the police force and some military personnel mutinied against the government in a follow-up to three weeks of protest by civilians....

Ukraine: Netizens React to Popular File-Sharing Website's Shutdown

RuNet Echo

The news of the shutdown of Ukraine's most popular file-sharing website caused quite a stir online. Tetyana Bohdanova reports on the netizens' varied reactions to the controversy.

Balkans: Online Platform Tracks Reports From Areas Hit by Record Snowfall

Since last week, the Balkans have been hit by massive snow storms, the likes of which have not been seen in over a decade, if not longer. Danica Radisic reports...

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