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18 February 2012

Stories from 18 February 2012

Syria: Razan Ghazzawi and Female Colleagues Freed

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Syrian Blogger and Freedom of Speech advocate Razan Ghazzawi, who was arrested for the second time earlier this week, was released on Saturday along with her female colleagues. Her male...

Sri Lanka: Price Hike and Police Brutality in Enforcing Public Order

Sri Lanka is currently facing a turbulent economy with price hike and imposition of surcharges, which are provoking widespread protests. The police and the military are taking brutal measures on...

Senegal: Week Before Elections Police and Protesters Clash in Dakar

A week before the presidential elections, Senegal is marred in pre-electoral violence over the candidacy of incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade seeking for a third term. Lova Rakotomalala reports.

Cambodia: Support Network for Young Entrepreneurs

Peru is Hit by Strong Rains

Colombia Issues Arrest Warrant for Former Peace Commissioner Luis Carlos Restrepo

Chile: Aysen Region Social Movement Gains Strength

Last year, the Aysen Region was on the national spotlight due to the controversial dam project Hydroaysén. Today people are once again paying attention to this region in the Chilean...

Armenia: Homophobia as PR for the Yerevan Municipality

Egypt: Contemplating religion after sectarian clashes

Madagascar : Why Malagasies Cannot Use Paypal

Australia: Climate Skeptics in Denial Over Heartlandgate Controversy

Allegations of the Heartland Institute funding an Australian scientist to promote climate skepticism have brought denials from fellow skeptics in response to a barrage of criticism. Funding of and by...