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24 February 2012

Stories from 24 February 2012

Haiti: Prayers & Priorities

The Millikan Daily meets a “beach head for incoming Methodists to Haiti” and is less than impressed with her “mission”, saying: “I for one, am touched that there are people...

Trinidad & Tobago: Fashion over Festival?

Rishi Sankar explains why he will not play mas with one particular Carnival band ever again.

India: Analysis Of Uttar Pradesh Polls

Offstumped posts analysis of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Cuba: Bejerano Against Corruption

“Eliot Ness and his group in Chicago…[have] a female version in Cuba”: Iván's File Cabinet blogs about the country's “Iron Lady”.

Cuba: Prisoners’ Rights

Uncommon Sense republishes a statement by Amnesty International about “former prisoner of conscience Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia [whose] whereabouts are unknown following his alleged arrest in central Havana, Cuba, on...

Barbados: CLICO Conflict of Interest

Barbados Underground has it “from a usual reliable BU source” that the CLICO scandal is about to take a new twist.

Bangladesh: Ekushey February/International Mother Language Day Observed

Dhaka Daily Photo posts some images of the observance of Ekushey February/ International Mother Language Day in Bangladesh. Dhaka Dweller posts the history of Ekushey February.

Bangladesh: Photos Of Kite Festival And Fire Eaters In Dhaka

In Dhaka, on January 14th every year, the young people of the Old City celebrate Poush Sankranti. Bangladesh Unlocked posts photos of the Kite Festival and the display of fire...

Liberia: “Kill the Gays” Bill Spreading

Former Liberian first lady Jewel Howard Taylor has introduced a bill making homosexuality liable to a death sentence. Homosexuality is outlawed in 38 African countries.

Peru: A Conversation with Rafael Salazar of Creative Commons Peru

Oscar Montezuma Panez from the blog Blawyer [es] spoke to Rafael Salazar, one of the leaders behind Creative Commons Peru. In the conversation, Rafael explains what the local Creative Commons chapter...

Bolivia: Disabled Protesters Clash with Police

Disabled Bolivians marching to demand higher government subsidies clashed with police on Thursday, February 23. Blogger Mario R. Durán [es] shares citizen photos of the clashes. On Twitter, netizens are...

Puerto Rico: Blogosphere Denounces Proposed Cybergag

The Puerto Rican blogosphere reacted to a measure undertaken by the mayor of the city of Mayagüez, José Guillermo Rodríguez, that would have been used to investigate and prosecute people...

Chile: Aysén Region and the Call for Decentralization

Protests, road blocks, and clashes between protesters and police continue as citizens of Chile's Aysén region demand change. For many, the conflict in Aysén boils down to one problem affecting...

Cameroon : Say No To Tribalism

Princess Akeelah talks on her blog [fr] about an online campaign launched to fight against Tribalism in Cameroon. In a country where it is estimated that 280 different ethnic groups...

Brazil: The Deficient Prison Systems of the Americas

Under the Brazilian Sun is a documentary on the current state of the Brazilian penitentiary system. In the aftermath of the tragic prison fire in Honduras that killed 350 inmates,...

North Korea's Radio Jamming Fails Temporarily

North Korea Tech reports a temporary failure of North Korea’s external radio services and its powerful jamming operation that blocks foreign broadcasts.

East Timor: Cats, Monsters in Pre-Election Video Humor

Less than one month to go for the presidential elections in East Timor, and one of the most original uses of citizen media in the anticipation of the elections is...

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