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21 February 2012

Stories from 21 February 2012

Peru: New Racism Incident Ignites Debate on Social Networks

A movie theater in Lima became the scene of a case that public opinion quickly deemed another example of the ongoing problem of racism in Peru: a 13-year-old boy uttered...

Guatemala: Looking to Georgia for a Lesson on Fighting Corruption

Blogger Luis Figueroa [es] wonders if Guatemala could benefit from following Georgia's example in fighting corruption.

Angola: Anti-Corruption Initiative Urges CNN to Refuse Advertising Deal

Maka, a website that monitors corruption in Angola, launched an online campaign petitioning CNN International to stop accepting advertisement from the government of President Dos Santos. The presidential budget for...

Nicaragua: Discovering ‘1001 Tropics’ with Blogger Mildred Largaespada

The well-known blogger and journalist Mildred Largaespada was recently interviewed about her participation as the first Nicaraguan woman in the 20minutos.es Premios 20Blogs blog competition. Here we share the video...

Egypt: One year after the revolution, 10% of its Social Media Documentation is already gone

One year after the Egyptian revolution, 10% of its Social Media Documentation is already gone. An article on US magazine The Atlantic explains how this is happening, quoting  a study...

Global: Vigils in Solidarity with Tibetans

Since February 2009, 23 Tibetans have self-immolated to protest for a free Tibet and the return of the Dalai Lama. In the month of the Tibetan New Year, activists from...

Trinidad & Tobago: Bloggers Make Mas

Today is Carnival Tuesday in Trinidad and Tobago and though most bloggers are taking part in the festivities, a few of them have managed to post atypical photos of their...

Africa: African Arguments Online

African Arguments Online is a multi-blogging platform that covers contemporary African events and develops debates on themes that are important to an ever changing continent. The platform has 6 blogs:...

Spain: Crackdown Against Students Continues in Valencia

Just a few days after the police crackdown at the Luis Vives Institute of Secondary Education in Valencia, students have again been the targets of beatings, pushing and violence from...

Curacao: Media War?

“In the information era we live in and social media revolutionizing the way we siphon written truths it’s still a sad thing that letters to the editor are not popular...

Barbados: Blogging Types

Barbados Underground says that “there are basically five types of bloggers, the political blogger, the philosophical blogger, the religious blogger, the light hearted blogger and the blogger extraordinaire.”

Jamaica: Gang Culture

Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac attends a symposium on gang violence in the Caribbean and comes to the conclusion that “white-collar crime is no better or worse than street crimes.”

Bolivia: A Book on the Indigenous March in Defense of the TIPNIS

A book gathering a detailed recount of the indigenous march in defense of the Indigenous Territory and National Park Isiboro Sécure (TIPNIS for its initials in Spanish) has been published in...

Pakistan: Caution For Social Media Activists

Pakistan Blogzine informs that a notice has been published by a leading Shia activist forum to warn Shia and other human rights activists to be aware of impostors who are...

Southeast Asia’s Three-Wheeled Vehicles

Tuktuk, Beca, Kuliglig, Trishaw, Pedicab, Becak, Tricycle. These are the famous three-wheeled vehicles in the Southeast Asian region. They can be seen in the streets of urban centers but governments...

Haiti: Online Reaction to the Duvalier Decision

The investigative magistrate looking into human rights charges against Haiti's ousted dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, recently came to the decision that “the statute of limitations had run out” on...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival Fun!

Afrobella wishes everyone a fun Carnival!

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