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15 March 2012

Stories from 15 March 2012

Colombia: New Pension System ‘Colpensiones’ Sparks Protests

Dominica: Architectural Heritage

Trinidad & Tobago: Political Fiction

Cuba: Antúnez Released

Barbados: Chattel House Garden

Colombia Orders Arrest of Colombian Ambassador to Peru Jorge Visbal

Azerbaijan: Investigative Journalist Defiant After Blackmail Threat

According to Freedom House, Azerbaijan continues “to imprison journalists and bloggers who express dissenting opinions.” However, as one journalist discovered last week, there are other ways to silence critical voices...

United States: Errors During the Republican Campaign

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are not only competing to become the Republican candidate who will face Barack Obama this coming November, but also for whom commits the greater number...

Colombia: A “Football for All” Bill Proposed in Congress

Uganda: Yes We Kony!

A social media campaign to raise support for the arrest Ugandan guerrilla leader and wanted war criminal Joseph Kony has taken a humorous twist. Parody videos about the campaign are...

South Korea: Major Network TV Journalists and Producers Joined Forces in Protest For Fair Journalism

South Korea: Protests Erupted against the Free Trade Deal with United States

Brazil: Ministry Silences Report on Human Rights in Belo Monte

China: Secret Arrest Law Passed

China: End of Chongqin Model Upon the Removal of Bo Xilai?

The former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader of Chongqing, Bo Xilai, has been removed from his post and replaced by Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang. Some believe that it signifies the...

Syria: “The Day We Knew What It Meant to Be Syrian”

Today marks the first anniversary of the uprising in Syria. On Twitter, Syrians and their allies utilized the #Syria and #March15 hashtags to commemorate the day, remember the country's martyrs,...

Bahrain: Save Bahraini Children From the Regime

The suffering of Bahraini children was the highlight of a Twitter campaign aimed at highlighting how youngsters have fared during the country's one-year uprising. Mona Kareem takes a closer look...

Morocco: Girl Forced to Marry Her Rapist Commits Suicide

Amina, a 16-year-old girl from Larache in northern Morocco, who was forced to marry her rapist, chose to put an end to her life by swallowing rat poison. Amina's story...

Syria: Crackdown Against Journalists Continues

With thousands killed, tortured, arrested and disappeared, the Syrian struggle continues amid unprecedented brutality. In its attempt to silence activists, the regime has stepped up its crackdown against journalists, bloggers...

Lebanon: Picture An Arab Man

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