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13 February 2012

Stories from 13 February 2012

China: Online Protest Against the Bear Bile Business

Since early 2011, Gui Zhentang, China's largest bear bile medicine producer, has been trying to apply for stock market launch on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Last year, the application was...

Sri Lanka: Lack Of Basic Convenience At The National Development Exhibition

Madagascar : Crowdsourcing Information about Cyclone Giovanna

Pakistan: Launch Of Hosh Media, A Citizen Journalism Portal

Bhutan: The Potentials Of Amateur Radios

India: Internet Companies Bow to Censorship Demands

India took a giant leap back in time when it demanded that 20 major Internet companies, including Google, Facebook, and Twitter present plans to filter “anti-religious,” or “anti-social” material from...

Greece: Parliament Votes in New Austerity Deal Amidst Riots

Iran: Internet Blackout Ahead of Protest Day

Internet and email services in Iran have become partially inaccessible in recent days with no explanation from the government. Bloggers suspect it has to do with opposition movement protests scheduled...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Job Letter

Singapore: Citizens Discuss Politician's Extramarital Scandal

An opposition politician has resigned from his party's Central Executive Committee amidst rumours of extramarital affairs. Netizens discussed the issue in various social networks and many expressed their disappointment over...

Curacao: Elvio Carmela Dies Amidst Pension Reform Struggles

Cuba: Different Pope, Different People

Jamaica: The Marley Brand

Jamaica: Engaging on Twitter

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Women's Congress

Caribbean: Talking to Peter James Hudson of The Public Archive

An interview with historian Peter James Hudson, whose “digital humanities” blog The Public Archive collects historical and archival resources on Haiti.

Arab World: RIP Whitney Houston

Arabs join the rest of the world in mourning the death of superstar Whitney Houston. Reactions on social media platforms ranged from sadness and shock to those questioning why the...

Greece: Photos, Videos and Liveblogs from Anti-Austerity Protests, Clashes in Athens

Egypt: The Army and the Economy

Kyrgyzstan: Nationalist Politician's Statements Spark Protests

Recent pronouncements by Kyrgyz MPs of a provocative and nationalist character have brought debates about language, identity and self to the top of the Kyrnet’s ‘to blog’ list, and not...

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