Stories from 12 March 2012
Haiti Chery comments on the amended Haitian Constitution, which “Martelly’s own commission has declared…to be a “fake.””
Pedazos de la Isla says that the closer the Pope's visit to Cuba gets, the more the authorities appear to be clamping down on citizens.
All a Roo's says of the Kony campaign: “It has pushed the world into a global dialogue about an international issue. Tell me that's not cool?”
After successfully tweeting for help with a service issue, Breezeblog says that it's “nice to see local companies finally starting to use social media effectively.”
Nadine, Unscripted is excited about the week-long book festival in Kingston that will be part of the celebrations for the country's 50th year of independence.
With the Gaza Strip under attack since March 9, 2012, activists introduced a new hashtag to remind people of previous assaults by the Israeli army against the Palestinian people, called #TerroristIsrael.
A year after the earthquake in Japan, we publish an interview with Mihoko Satou, a Japanese blogger who was born and raised in Brazil. Mihoko tirelessly posted translations on her blog as the events unfolded around her.
Serendipity is concerned that the incidents of mob revenge in Sri Lanka are on the rise and wonders whether this has anything to do with the decreasing faith of people in the justice system and Law and Order.
Pakistan Blogzine reports that the Pakistan government has banned the extremist Deobandi Jihadi-sectarian organization Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) which has been condemned by right wing political parties like Jamaat-e-Islami and Jamaat-ud-Dawa.
Greeks all over the world express their sorrow for the death of Domna Samiou on March 11, the great singer of traditional Greek folk music, as well as their appreciation for her work and research.
The March for Life, Water and Dignity started on March 8 from El Pangui, in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and plans to reach the capital, Quito, on March 22, World Water Day. The march, organized by the Indigenous Confederation, is a protest against President Correa's decision to boost mining and oil exploration. Further...
A video footage that shows an Ethiopian domestic worker being beaten and dragged by force into a car under the gaze of bystanders outside the Ethiopian consulate in Beirut, Lebanon has caused angry reactions amongst Ethiopian netizens.
German intelligence agencies examined more than 37 million emails containing particular search terms, for instance "bomb". Reactions in online media ranged between outrage and humor.
On March 9 a peaceful protest against the Bogotá bus transportation system TransMilenio ended with clashes and looting at several stations, causing property damage, injuries and arrests. The National Student Board [es] (MANE) issued a statement [es], which added to statements by Mayor Gustavo Petro [es] generated the Twitter hashtags...
Miguel Paz from Poderopedia announces the Civic Media Projects in Latin America panel at SXSW, which will take place today, March 12, at 3:30 Austin time. Yesica Guerra from Crónicas de Héroes (Hero Reports), Lu Ortiz of Nova Digital Mexico, Jorge Luis Sierra from Mi Panamá Transparente, and Miguel Paz will discuss how they “developed,...
On February 23, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg came to a historic judgment that Italy had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by intercepting and sending back Eritrean and Somali migrants to Libya. Abdoulaye Bah reports.
Some Iranian pro-regime cyber activists have objected recent blockage of their websites and weblogs like teribon.ir, due to ‘criticizing some political figures’. “The movement of demanding cyber activists’ rights” believes [fa] such restrictions for pro-regime web activists would ‘trouble the holy cyber war’.
The rise in the price of oil caused by the impasse between the Western powers and Iran has been a cause for concern not just for the European and North American markets, but also for less vulnerable economies such as the Brazilian economy. On the other hand, opportunities are arising for a new chapter in Brazil's economic history.
India recently saw conclusion of elections in five states - Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur. The major focus of these elections was on Uttar Pradesh, the largest state in the country where an unexpected outcome shocked everybody.
Egyptian blogger Bassem Sabry posts a full list of Egyptian presidential candidates.