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26 March 2012

Stories from 26 March 2012

India: The Last Handwritten Newspaper in the World

The earliest forms of newspaper were handwritten and now 'The Musalman' probably is the last handwritten newspaper in the world. This Urdu language newspaper was established in 1927 and has...

Tunisia: Bloggers Help Draft the Constitution

On October 23rd, 2011, Tunisians elected an assembly to draft its new constitution, following the toppling of the Ben Ali regime. Now, five months later, the assembly has just started...

Syria: A Year On, From Beirut With Love

On March15, the Syrian revolution completed its first year with the same level of determination that marked its beginning. Protests in different cities around the world expressed their support to...

Egypt: The Abou Ismail Poster Frenzy

Preparations are in full swing for the presidential elections in Egypt, set for May 23 and 24, 2012, with candidates' election posters already up on the streets. But when it...

Kuwait: Could a Hash Tag Send Twitter Users to Prison?

As in any country with netizens using Twitter, hash tags are created every day, every hour and somne times even every few minutes. In Kuwait, one user created a hash...

El Salvador: Report of Government and Gang Negotiations Sparks Controversy

Ghana: #GhanaDecides Launched

Cuba: Pope Arrives Today; What Will His Visit Bring?

Pope Benedict XVI is due to arrive today in Cuba, even as bloggers chronicle the “wave of arrests and threats” preceding the papal visit. But top of mind for most...

Argentina Prepares to Remember the Victims of the Falklands War

Malvinas Day is celebrated each year in Argentina on April 2. Given the current diplomatic conflict with the United Kingdom, the date is especially important this year. This is an...

Nigeria: Okonjo-Iweala’s Bid for World Bank’s Top Job Creates Ripples

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria is the only woman on the race for the World Bank presidency. Need anyone be surprised that her ambition is raising ripples online? Ever since NOI...

Jamaica: Hoodie is No Excuse

Iran: Does Easing Internet Sanctions Make Any Difference?

The U.S. Department of Treasury is easing sanctions on a list of Internet services including Yahoo Messanger, Google Talk, and Skype. Although welcoming of the news, Iranians are showing only...

Online Commentary on US President Obama's Visit to South Korea

Puerto Rico: “National Day of Salsa” in the Conservatory

The Puerto Rican Conservatory of Music joins the National Day of Salsa celebration in the island. This year, the singer Cheo Feliciano and the singer and trumpet player Jerry Medina...

China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: What Story can the Number of Votes Tell?

Tibetans, the police and China

China: Sandstorms and Nuclear Tests

DR of Congo: Health Challenges in Goma Due to Clean Water Shortage

Palestine: Gazans Suffer Due to Fuel and Electricity Shortage

Over the past decade, the words “Gaza” and “crisis” have become almost complementary. The crises have ranged from war and military raids and invasions, to military occupation, and in this...

Senegal: Wade Warned New President Sall of Shortage in Public Funds

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