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13 March 2012

Daily archive · 10 posts

Stories from 13 March 2012

Tunisia: The New Phase of Social Media

The use of social media has grown popular during the days of the Tunisian revolution in early January 2011. Today, netizens and politicians maintain a presence online to reach target...

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Syria: Campaign to Stop One Year of Bloodshed

To mark the first anniversary of the violence accompanying the Syrian revolution, which started on March 15, 2011, a campaign is being launched to mount a global call on world...

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Trinidad & Tobago: Bagoo Raid Raises Question of Press Freedom

Just over a month ago, the offices of Newsday, one of Trinidad and Tobago's daily newspapers, were raided by the police. They were looking for information and sources related to...

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France: Why Celebrated Film ‘The Artist’ Isn't Such a Hit at Home

In February 2012, French and world cinema history was made after five Oscars were awarded to the film 'The Artist' and its leading actor Jean Dujardin. But despite winning Oscars,...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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