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13 March 2012

Stories from 13 March 2012

Brazil: Bloggers Sued for Denouncing Corruption in Alagoas

Colombia: FARC Announces End to Kidnappings, Release of Hostages

On February 26, the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) announced they would release ten military hostages they currently hold. Despite hope the announcement generated, there are doubts and other...

Angola: Police Confiscates Computers From the Independent Weekly Folha 8

Egypt: Flip Flop Economics to Debate the Presidential Elections

Egyptians go to the polls in May to election their new president, after 32 years of Hosni Mubarak's rule. Preparations for the big event are in full swing on the...

Arab World: Arabisk Best Blog Competition Begins

Mozambique: The People's Wall of Maputo

At the same time that we increasingly see the advance of new technologies which facilitate communication and information, in Maputo the People's Wall has emerged; a large wall in a...

Tunisia: Paying Tribute to Cyber Dissident Zouhair Yahyaoui

Today marks the 7th death anniversary of Zouhair Yahyaoui, an award winning Tunisian cyber activist who was detained during the regime of Zeine El Abidin Ben Ali. He passed away...

Armenia: International Women's Day

Armenia: Homophobic Online Media

Video: 10 tips to make your videos better

Video: Share Your Challenges and Win an iPad2 in Contest

The Bertelsmann Foundation's FutureChallenges initiative wants to hear about the challenges faced by people all around the world. By making a video and uploading it to their Facebook page, you...

The Balkans: Debating Angelina Jolie's Film and the Legacy of War

Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, has received much publicity, both positive and negative, in the Balkans, adding fuel to the ongoing debate on the...

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