· March, 2010

Stories about Media & Journalism from March, 2010

Jamaica: Blake Dies

  24 March 2010

Jamaica Salt blogs about the death of Vivian Blake, “the convicted drug boss and reported head of the ’shower posse’”, saying: “This death is all the more relevant right now as Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke is facing an extradition order…”

Haiti: Debt Forgiveness

  23 March 2010

Repeating Islands links to a Business Week report that confirms the Inter-American Development Bank “has agreed to forgive $479 million in debts owed by quake-ravaged Haiti”.

Barbados: Ten Year Sentence

  23 March 2010

Barbados Free Press is disappointed that the murderer of a tourist was sentenced to only ten years in prison: “Barbados doesn’t want any scrutiny about robbery, rape and violence against tourists…”

Haiti: The Real “Slavery”

  22 March 2010

“Exploitation of child domestics is a global problem, not a Haitian ‘slavery’ 
issue”: The Haitian Blogger republishes a piece by Ezilidanto that exposes the real “slavery” in Haiti.

Jamaica, U.S.A.: On Extradition

  22 March 2010

Blogging about Jamaica's refusal to extradite Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke to the US, Active Voice says that “there's no level playing field”, while My View of JamDown from UpSo adds: “The fact is that Jamaica is neither America's weed nor cocaine dealer!”

Best of Blogs Awards: Don't forget to vote!

  21 March 2010

The international Best of Blogs Awards, organized by Deutsche Welle, have entered the final voting phase. You may now vote online until April 14, 2010, for your favorite blog(s) in eleven languages and various categories, including freedom of expression and climate change.

Lebanon: Billboards for Mothers’ Day

Beirut Drive-by Shooting posts photos of the Billboards planted along the Lebanese roads. One billboard about Mothers’ Day states: “because she gave you the gift of life” and the blogger comments: “…and you gave her backache, stretchmarks, swollen feet, indigestion, morning sickness, exhaustion, constipation, weight gain, bloating, dry skin, hair...

Lebanon: Baysour's Oasis Hoax

BabaGannouj et La Zaytouni has images of Plitvice National Park in Croatia which are returned by Google Image search whenever one is searching for the village of Baysour in Lebanon. “Even sites such as Souwar.com incorrectly show pictures of the Croatian Park and label them Baysour, Lebanon.” BetLZ tries to...

Lebanon: Shankaboot, first Arabic webdrama

A topic of several blog posts in the Lebanese blogosphere is Shankaboot. “Shankaboot– the world’s first Arabic webdrama – takes us into the beating heart of modern Beirut street life through the eyes of Suleiman, our 15 year old, happy-go-lucky delivery boy.” Enjoy.

“Damas de Blanco:” A Week of Protest in Cuba

  20 March 2010

Cuba's Damas de Blanco protests come on the heels of a flutter of international condemnation incited by the hunger striker Orlando Zapata Tamayo's death last month. Wednesday's crackdown by Cuban police was the first in two years on the political group, which is made up of the daughters, wives and mothers of imprisoned political dissidents.

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