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February, 2012

Stories from February, 2012

29 February 2012

Azerbaijan: Khojaly Massacre Anniversary

International Mother Language Day in Francophone Regions

February 21st is International Mother Language Day. Discussion of the origins of this celebration, and a brief review of current developments in French language and new technologies.

Russia: An Overview of the Pre-Election Anglophone Blogging

RuNet Echo

Below is a quick overview of what some of the Anglophone Russia bloggers have been writing during the busy pre-election month of February.

Uruguay: Scenes From the Longest Carnival in the World

Every year, Uruguayans celebrate the longest carnival in the world. Percussionists, dancers and musical and theatrical performers take center stage for over 40 days. Sites and blogs dedicated to the...

Cuba, USA: Blogger Perspectives on the Embargo's 50th Anniversary (Part 1)

The United States' economic embargo against Cuba has been in existence for 50 years. To mark the occasion, Global Voices interviews two bloggers about the blockade and what it has...

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

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