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17 March 2012

Stories from 17 March 2012

Belarus: The 2011 Minsk Metro Explosion – A ‘Hall of Mirrors’

RuNet Echo

Unconfirmed reports suggest that Vladislav Kovalev and Dmitry Konovalov - the men convicted and sentenced to death for their actions surrounding the April 2011 explosion in a Minsk subway station...

Bangladesh: A Journey in Photos with Featured Blogger GMB Akash

In this feature we introduce to you photographer GMB Akash whose photoblog contains stories of pain, sufferings, joy and hope of the ordinary people of Bangladesh. He has made quite...

Mexico: Candidate Vázquez Mota Angers University Students

Presidential candidate and Ibero-American University alumni Josefina Vázquez Mota caused anger and confusion amongst Mexican youth after telling students at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), "I am not...

Cuba: Bloggers Respond to Archbishop's Action

Bloggers are reaching boiling point over the political/religious acts of repression that have been taking place in Cuba - and the Pope hasn't even arrived yet. The latest controversy involves...

Iran: I repent that I voted for Ahmadinejad

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: R.I.P. “Rasum”

Trinidad & Tobago: Protests & Parliament

Trinidad & Tobago: “Bocas” Shortlist

Cuba: Aggression Against Women

Barbados: Could Bus Accident have been Prevented?

Jamaica: “Dudus” Sentencing

Iran: Authorities ‘worried’ about social networks

Iran: ‘The button’ in Ahmadinejad remarks

Ecuador: ‘March for Life’ Says ‘No’ to Large-Scale Mining

The Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has decided to promote large-scale mining in his country, but in spite of the economic benefits, indigenous communities and other civil organizations do not support...

Ethiopia/Lebanon: Online Outrage Over Death of Domestic Worker Turns into Activism

Alem Dechasa, the woman seen in a mobile phone video footage circulating online being beaten and dragged by force into a car outside the Ethiopian consulate in Beirut, has committed...

Macedonia: Peace March – Enthusiasm, Controversy

The upcoming March for Peace in Skopje has overwhelming support, evident through the positive uproar in social media. Lone voices, however, warn the initiative is used as a PR opportunity...

South Korea: Twitter Photos of One-Person Relay Protest against Jeju Naval Base Construction

South Korea: Cartoonists Protest against Censorship of Online Cartoon Contents

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