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10 March 2012

Stories from 10 March 2012

Poland: Szczekociny Train Crash, Yet Another Tragedy

Polandian writes about the reactions to the March 3 deadly train crash in Szczekociny, Poland: “When the comments were gathered from the prominent politicians, one that stood out was [PM]...

Ukraine: Eurovision, Gaitana, and Racism

Odessablog writes about the Ukrainian far right's reaction to this year's Eurovision nomination – Gaitana, a Ukrainian singer and songwriter of Ukrainian and Congolese descent: “It doesn’t matter that she...

Russia: First Woman in Space Turns 75 Years Old

Just days before the world celebrated International Women's Day last week, Valentina Tereshkova - the first woman to enter space - celebrated her 75th birthday.

Palestine: Gaza Under Attack – Again

Throughout the night of March 9 and into the morning of March 10, Israeli warplanes attacked targets across the Gaza Strip, with a death toll of at least 12, and...

Togo: Human Rights Organizations Pressure President Gnassingbé

For the second consecutive time in 2012, the Organisations de défense des droits de l’homme (Organizations for the Defense of Human Rights - ODDH) expressed their discontent with the prevailing...

Should Indonesia Ban Hard-Line Islamic Groups?

A hard-line Islamic group in Indonesia is under fire for often resorting to violence and intimidation in carrying out the group's objectives. Indonesian netizens who reject the group's methods are...

Angola: Activists Beaten Just Days Before Protest

Two activists tell on video how they were captured by cars without license and beaten up on a remote area of the capital Luanda. Blogger Gil Gonçalves had reported [pt]...

Angola: Gunshots and Clashes Against Demonstration

Blogger Gil Gonçalves reported about police violence [pt] during demonstration today in Luanda, based on updates of activists on Facebook. Freelancer journalist Louise Redvers tweeted, according to sources on site,...

Swaziland: New Union Wants Democracy

Tthe newly launched trade union in Swaziland hopes to press for democracy: “The new group is expected to discuss how to step up its campaign for democracy in the kingdom...

Malawi: The Road to Abolishing the Death Penalty

Nlex describes the road to abolishing the death penalty in Malawi: “Malawi’s Legal Aid volunteers sift through a pile of files of those on death row. They are doing everything...

Africa: How Many African Women are Online?

Gamelmag would like to know how many African women are online: “Firstly, we need to be able to place a figure on the actual number of active female Internet users....

Ghana/London: The Taste of Ghana in London

Davida reviews restaurants offering Ghanaian food in London: “Eating soul food in London is a unique connection with the motherland that cannot be broken. Indigenous food – or ‘home chow’...

Palestine: Rare Photographs of Nazareth

Blogger Iqbal Tamimi posts rare photographs of Nazareth city in Palestine, which go back to 1840-1940.

Afghanistan: US army missing well-equipped SUVs

Nick Fielding digged out an amazing story about the US Army offering a $10,000 reward for any information as to the whereabouts of two SUVs equipped with classified technology used...

Uzbekistan: Government's Media Friend in Seoul

Nathan Hamm says the Seoul-based publication Korea Times has had a long history of praiseful coverage of Uzbekistan, and wonders why.

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