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28 February 2012

Stories from 28 February 2012

Sri Lanka: Abductions On The Rise In Sri Lanka

Pakistan: Congratulating Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

India: Cheap Tablet, Unaffordable Mistake

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival is My Time

Video Highlights: Defending Human Rights

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including indigenous rights and recent news from Latin America, East Asia, Western Europe and Sub Saharan Africa selected...

Palestine: “Diwan Ghazza” and the Gaza Book Club

Yasmeen El Khoudary introduces an initiative by young bloggers in Gaza called Diwan Ghazza, and the Gaza Book Club.

Cuba: Dialogue with the Opposition?

Jamaica: Inmate Beatings

St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago: Priestly Poetry & A New Literature Partnership

Syria: Injured French Journalist Edith Bouvier Still Trapped in Besieged Homs

Le Figaro's Edith Bouvier and British photographer Paul Conroy, managed to survive the attack that killed two journalists in Homs, Syria. Conroy has since made it out but Bouvier remains...

Pakistan: Fighting the Great Firewall

The recent blow to the internet freedom in Pakistan has been the announcement of a request for proposal (RFP) for national “URL filtering and blocking system” by the ICT R&D...

Syria: Homage to American Journalist Marie Colvin Killed in Homs

Marie Colvin and Rémi Olchik were killed last week, when the makeshift media centre they were at in Baba Amr, in Homs, Syria, was attacked by the Syrian regime. Netizens...

Africa: Vote for the Most Influential African Thinker Alive

Africa is a Country blog wants readers to vote for one influential African thinker from a list of 12 candidates. The list includes Chinua Achebe (Nigeria), Mahmood Mamdani (Uganda), Mamdouh...

Brazil: Visually Impaired Dancers Become Ballet Professionals

Egypt: Mahliat, popular initiative to improve local councils

Haiti: Joining the African Union

El Salvador: Hunnapuh, a Pioneer of the Salvadoran Blogosphere

We talk with Omar Nieto, a pioneer in the Salvadoran blogosphere. His blog Hunnapuh is one of the oldest and longest-lived in this Central American country. In this interview, Omar...

France : Who is French and who is not?

Azerbaijan: The Caspian Sea in ice

Uzbekistan: Why Did Uzbekistan Ban Wikipedia?

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