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17 February 2012

Stories from 17 February 2012

Libya: Celebrations Mark Revolution's First Anniversary

Celebrations are continuing in Libya, which marks the first anniversary of a revolution that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled the country for 42 years. Netizens share scenes of the celebration...

Costa Rica: Videos from the Past

Bangladesh: Liveblogging TEDxDhaka

Mexico: Citizen Initiative to the Clear the Streets of Election Trash

Every three years, the streets of Mexico are plastered with a thick layer of unending advertisements sporting images of smiling candidates for a variety of elected positions. But after the...

Curacao, Haiti: Media Mandate?

Cuba: Thinking about Racism

Trinidad & Tobago: These Boots were made for Jumping

Bermuda: Media Shapes Public's Political Views

Martinique, USA, France: Jesse Jackson's message to Serge Letchimy

Reports on North Korea Cell Phone Ban is Incorrect

Brazil: LGBT AIDS Prevention Campaign Excluded From TV

Japan: Netizens Cast Doubt on Anti-Nuclear Power Poster

On March 11, 2011, the largest earthquake in the history struck Japan, and the resulting tsunami irreversibly damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. An anti-nuclear power poster has triggered arguments...

France, Equitorial Guinea: The Search for “Ill-Gotten Gains” of an African Head of State

Tunisia: LGBT Outrage at Human Rights Minister's Comments

The Tunisian Minister of Human Rights has stated on a private Tunisian TV channel that freedom of expression has limits when it comes to Tunisian queers to express themselves. He...

Syria: Razan Ghazzawi Arrested … Again

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Syrian security forces have arrested Syrian blogger and freedom of speech advocate Razan Ghazzawi again, along with 13 of her colleagues. Hisham Almiraat reports.

Zambia: Neighbors Help Celebrate AFCON 2012 Victory

Zambia’s victory over Ivory Coast in the finals of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2012) co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea has been celebrated by Zambians and neighboring...

Tunisia: Visit of an Egyptian Islamist Preacher Causes Uproar

Wajdi Ghonim, an Egyptian Islamist preacher has recently visited Tunisia, where he gave a series of religious lectures. His visit has been the centre of a heated debate on citizen...

Morocco: New Video Calls on Moroccans to “Wake Up”

Bangladesh: Government Observation of Facebook Ignites Debate

For a while now, the Bangladeshi authorities have been keeping an eye on the social media space and the country's Facebook users are increasingly finding themselves in the eye of...

Bolivia: Conflict Over Road Through TIPNIS National Park Continues

In October 2011 President Evo Morales signed off a law declaring the Indigenous Territory National Park Isiboro Sécure "untouchable", cancelling the road project that sought pass through its heart. However,...