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12 March 2012

Stories from 12 March 2012

Haiti: A Constitutional Issue

Cuba: Kept Away from Church

Barbados: The Internet & Global Dialogue

Bermuda: Corporate Use of Social Media

Jamaica: Book Fair for 50th Independence

With Gaza Under Attack, #TerroristIsrael Trends on Twitter

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...

Brazil: Mihoko Satou, a Bridge-Blogger After the Japan Earthquake

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...

Sri Lanka: Mob Revenge

Pakistan: Ban And Politics

Greece: Folk Musician and Researcher, Domna Samiou, Dies at 84

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...

Ecuador: ‘March for Life’ Protests Mining

Ethiopia: Outrage Over Abuse of Ethiopian Domestic Worker in Lebanon

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...

Germany: Email Monitoring #Bomb(e) Drops

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.

Colombia: Protests Against TransMilenio Bus System in Bogotá

Latin America: The Civic Media Projects panel at SXSW

Italy Condemned for Violations of African Refugee Rights

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...

Iran: Pro-regime websites protest against filtering

Brazil: What Happens If There's Another Oil Crisis?

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...

India: UP Elections – A Political Drama!

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...

Egypt: Full List of Presidential Candidates