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23 February 2012

Stories from 23 February 2012

Colombia: Citizen Journalist Threatened Over Viral Video

Citizen journalist Bladimir Sánchez has already received threats for posting a video showing the forced evictions of farmers and fishermen protesting the construction of a hydroelectric dam in the department...

Haiti: Students in Sheds

Barbados: A Woman's Worth

Greece: Athens, 1st African Film Festival

Sierra Leone: Postcards From Freetown: Then and Now

Iran: Letter from Jailed Blogger Details “Blue Sky of Pain”

Dr. Mehdi Khazali, a jailed Iranian blogger and publisher, wrote a letter this month from prison describing a “blue sky of pain” of his first-hand experience with the injustice of...

Chile: Twitter Users Share Images of Aysén Protests

A social movement that demands better quality of life and lower costs has gained strength in the Aysén region in the Chilean Patagonia. The people of Aysén are uploading their...

Georgia: Online Campaign Targets Russian President's Facebook Page

With Russian soldiers stations in Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, hundreds of Georgians called for their withdrawal on the Russian president's Facebook page.

Greece: ‘Catastroika’ Documentary on Public Sector Privatization

Russia: Pro-Putin Rally in Vladivostok Causes Controversy

Pro-Putin rallies, also known as Putings, took place in many Russian cities last weekend. One such Puting caused a scandal in the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, which is renowned...

Afghanistan: Do not kill each other

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