Stories about Breaking News from June, 2010
Egypt: The Ministry of Interior Seeks Revenge
Egyptian activists have utilised citizen media to the fullest in exposing police torture and corruption. Marwa Rakha writes about their newest initiative and uncovers the case of an Egyptian activist held in neighbouring Libya in this post.
Guinea: Live Reporting an Historical Election
Guinea Elections contributors have been live tweeting the Guinean presidential election of June 27, 2010 [fr]. As shown on this photo, the ballot count has already started [fr].
Russia: Chechen President Launches Blog
Ramzan Kadyrov [EN], president of the Chechen Republic [EN], launched a blog ya-kadyrov [RUS] at Livejournal. In his first post Kadyrov writes that he is “a sociable and to the limit outspoken person”, and that he “hopes to develop friendship and discuss various events with his readers”. There is no option to...
Australia: Dramatic Fall of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
It was swift and secret. Kevin Rudd has been replaced as Prime Minister of Australia by his deputy Julia Gillard. She is the nation’s first female PM. Here are reactions from bloggers who rarely post about politics.
Rwanda: A Journalist for Umuvugizi Killed in Kigali
Jean-Léonard Rugambage, a journalist for the suspended bimonthly magazine Umuvugizi, was killed on June 24, 2010, Jeune Afrique reports [fr].
Nicaragua: Riot Police and Citizens Clash in Small Town
Rodrigo Peñalba republishes a message and video sent to him by Lázaro Díaz from Boaco, a small and peaceful town in Nicaragua currently going through violence after the mayor was deposed. In the video you can see the clash between the riot police and the protesting citizens.
Martinique, Guadeloupe: French Football Flop now Racial Controversy?
The French national football team has been through some rough times prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but the past three days have stirred up old issues around "Les Bleus". Bloggers follow the play.
Jamaica: ‘Dudus” Hearing Today
“Dudus is to have his hearing at 10:00 a.m. at Harman Barracks, Up Park Camp (the army base in Jamaica)” today: Girl With a Purpose explains what to expect.
Jamaica: Lighter Side
Annie Paul looks at the lighter side of ‘Dudus” capture (as does Laura Redpath in this tweet).
Jamaica: ‘Dudus’ In Custody
News broke late yesterday that Jamaica's most wanted man, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke - whose pending extradition to the United States threw the island nation into a state of emergency thanks to a standoff between alleged criminal elements and national security forces - had finally been captured. Bloggers follow developments.
Jamaica: The capture of Dudus
Labrish is following the breaking news that Jamaica's most wanted man, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, has been captured.
Guadeloupe: Our first soldier killed in Afghanistan
Blogger Gwakafwika expresses [Fr Creole] his sadness with the death of a 27-year-old Guadeloupean native soldier serving in the French Army, in Afghanistan last week.
Martinique: Regional Reactions after Insult
Martinican Bondamanjak [Fr] tries to explain the dismissal of Martinican native football player Nicolas Anelka [Fr] after he insulted his coach. Meanwhile, Guadeloupean B. World Connection has re-published [Fr] posts [Fr] about the latest developments.
Egypt: And the First Arabic Domain goes to … President Mubarak
Egyptian President, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak registered the first Arabic domain in Egypt: مبارك.مصر . In her post, Zeinobia expects that Mubarak.Misr would be the official Mubarak 2011 campaign website.
Bangladesh: Netizens Surprised By Bandwidth Export Move
Bangladesh has one of the slowest and most expensive internet connections in the world and only about a quarter of the bandwidth capacity available is being used. Now the government has issued an international tender to lease out a big chunk of that capacity which irked some netizens.
Portugal: A Tribute in Unison to Nobel Prize Winner Jose Saramago
Today the Portuguese writer and only Portuguese language Nobel Prize Winner in Literature José Saramago died at age 87 in his residence in Lanzarote. Though he might not have liked it, he received a tribute in unison on Twitter.
Puerto Rico: Strike Over
“Thousands of students at the University of Puerto Rico who went on strike two months ago to oppose severe budget cuts declared a historic victory after reaching an agreement with administrators”: Repeating Islands has the details.
Jamaica, Barbados, U.S.A.: Unstoppable Spill?
Jamaican diaspora blogger Labrish doubts that President Obama “is getting good advice when so much information is out there about grave concerns from scientists about whether this oil leak can be stopped”, while from Barbados, B.C. Pires observes: “If the calamity had occurred at the other end of the Caribbean...
Russia: Online Media Exempt From Comments Responsibility
Russian Supreme Court finally approved the decision concerning responsibility of online news media for the comments published on their forums, lenta.ru reported [RUS]. The court exempt the news websites from any responsibility for comments left by the users. However, Roskomnadzor [RUS], Internet regulatory body, has the authority to oblige site...
Egypt: My Name Was Khaled and I Was Not a Terrorist
Demonstrations and rage continued in Egypt following the death of a young Egyptian, allegedly at the hands of police. The anger on the street is evident online, where citizen journalists speak out.
Colombia: Armed Forces Rescue 4 Hostages Kidnapped by FARC in 1998
News of the rescue of 4 FARC hostages in Colombia caused a quick reaction from Twitter users. They commented on their thoughts and feelings about the rescue itself, the political implications and the way the Media covered the story.