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12 February 2012

Stories from 12 February 2012

Iran: MP blames internet filtering as ‘annoying’

Thailand: “Reform the World’s Harshest Lèse Majesté Law”

Several groups, scholars, and activists in Thailand are demanding the amendment of Article 112 of the country’s Criminal Code or the lese majeste law, which forbids anyone from insulting the...

Palestine: Rare Photographs of the Palestinian Nakba of 1948

Saudi Arabia: Qatif Protestor Shot

Jordan: The Gay Husband

Saudi Arabia: Fate of Journalist Hamza Kashgari Hangs in the Balance

Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari set off a social media firestorm last week when he tweeted an imaginary conversation with the Prophet Mohammed, causing the young man to flee the country...

Yemen: A Year of an Unfinished Revolution

Yemenis mark the first anniversary of their unfinished peaceful revolution to overthrow the Ali Abdullah Saleh dictatorship, which continues to pull the shots, thanks to support from the Gulf Cooperation...

Afghanistan: Civilian conflict deaths continue to rise

Uzbekistan: Security Service Threatens Jizzakh Youth Activists

Kazakhstan: Uzbek labor migrants survival

Kyrgyzstan: Street art in Bishkek

Myanmar: Banknotes of Burma

Thailand: “The Purple People Toilet”

Panama: The Indigenous Leader Who Took on the Government

Amidst Panama's current crisis is a woman who has emerged as the standard bearer of the indigenous struggle: Silvia Carrera who, after being the first woman elected to the position...

Macedonia: British MEP Tweets His Emergency Landing at Skopje Airport

A drama in the air over the Skopje airport received an immediate reflection via Twitter, after a successful emergency landing. Filip Stojanovski reports.

Portugal: Protests Against ACTA

On February 11, more than 200 cities around the world joined the global protests against ACTA. In Portugal, around 300 people demonstrated on the streets of Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra, Viseu...

Bulgaria: Thousands Take Part in Anti-ACTA Protests

Hundreds of anti-ACTA protests took place all over Europe for Saturday, February 11. Bulgaria was no exception: thousands of protesters braved cold in Sofia and 14 other Bulgarian cities and...