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14 February 2012

Stories from 14 February 2012

Iran: Blogger's wife and daughter got kidnapped

Arab World: Where Even Valentine's Day is Different

It's Valentine's Day today! The occasion was not forgotten despite a year of protest across a large portion of the Arab world. Netizens share their thoughts on this day of...

Senegal: Reasons Behind the Pre-Election Turbulence

Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade was elected head of state in 2000 and has decided to stand for a third term even though that should not be allowed under the constitution....

West Papua: A Different Side of the Independence Struggle through Video

A documentary video letter from a woman in West Papua to an Indonesian soldier echoes the stories of many other women in the area. In this case, she asks the...

Caribbean: We'll Always Love You, Whitney

Following the untimely death of singer Whitney Houston, a handful of Caribbean bloggers are talking about her talent, her music and her legacy. From Trinidad and Tobago, The Liming House...

Paraguay: Displaced Indigenous Community to Return to Land

Tunisia: Social Media Campaign to Legalize Marijuana Underway

Legalize It was an album by the Jamaican and pro-marijuana consumption, Peter Tosh, in 1976. Now Legalize It! is a social media campaign for the legalization of marijuana in Tunisia....

Antigua, Guadeloupe: From the Common Past

Mexico Prepares to Elect a New President

As personalities and political parties in Mexico prepare for the presidential election this year, various bloggers and Twitter users are analyzing its implications while others are seemingly more interested in...

Caribbean: It's V-Day; Can You Feel the Love?

Love is definitely on the minds and in the hearts of Caribbean bloggers today; here's a quick look at how many of them are honouring the feeling that makes the...

Colombia: Romantic Movie for Men Premieres on Facebook

Lebanon: Bloggers Get Together

Iran: Threatening message targets journalists

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Culture?

Jamaica: Media Mandate to Provide Info

Trinidad & Tobago: Blogger Karen Walrond is All About Love

Love is so much more layered than the romantic love of Eros; what better gift for Valentine's Day than to talk about love with a Caribbean blogger whose entire mission...

Iran: ‘Internet is an unwanted guest’

Slovakia, Hungary: Shrouded in Smog

Mexico: PEN Protesta! International Writers Protest in Solidarity With Mexican Colleagues

On January 29, PEN International, the world’s oldest international literary and human rights organization, held an event in Mexico City called PEN Protesta! to show international solidarity with Mexican writers,...

Hungary: Another Environmental Catastrophe in the Making

In October 2010, a toxic spill from a red sludge reservoir in Kolontár caused the greatest environmental disaster in Hungary's recent history. Atlatszo.hu and Greenpeace are now drawing attention to...