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27 February 2012

Stories from 27 February 2012

Bahrain: #Hungry4BH Trends Worldwide

Bahraini netizens, backed by the international community, helped raise the voices of detained political activists on hunger strike, by making their plight a trending topic on Twitter. Mona Kareem reports...

Tunisia: McCain's Visit Stirs up Anti-US Feelings

Senator John McCain's visit to Tunisia on Thursday, February 23, left Tunisian Internet users angry over what they called Ennahda's 'double standards.' Hundreds of Facebook comments, dozens of tweets and...

Yemen: Hadi President After 33 Years of Saleh

After 33 long years of Ali Abdullah Saleh's rule, Yemen finally inaugurated today a new President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, for the transitional phase, following a whole year of protests....

Argentina: The Sarmiento Train Crash, an Accident Waiting to Happen

Peru: Problems with Access to Information and Forestry Transparency

Colombia: Using an Earthquake to Advertise

Iranian News Agency “Improves” Oscar Speech by Asghar Farhadi

Iranians are overjoyed with the news that Asghar Farhadi's film “A Separation” was awarded an Oscar for best foreign language film. Farhadi's acceptance speech attracted even more attention after Fars...

Kenya: Kenya Blogger Wins Annual World Media Awards

Jamaica: “Intellectual Ghetto”

Haiti: Legislative “Assault” Against Civil Service

Cuba: Working for “The Enemy”?

Cuba: More Sunday Detentions

Jamaica: Lenten Songs

Latvia: Flagging for Free Speech

Tajikistan: Energy Loss Reduction project continued

Tajikistan: Culture and history conservation via a book

Afghanistan: Useful database of Afghan personalities

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Portugal: Web Users Debate Portuguese Private Copying Bill

Currently being debated in the Portuguese Parliament is a new bill (PL118) which proposes a tax on any equipment or software capable of recording, copying or storing analogue or digital...

Iran: Female blogger was released from prison