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· October, 2009

Stories from Quick Reads from October, 2009

Ecuador: BarCamp Loxa 09

BarCamp Loxa 09 is scheduled for the end of November in Loja, Ecuador [es]. The event will culminate a series technology-related events at the Technical University in the city, which...

Bangladesh: Daylight Savings Time Confusion

Last June Bangladesh implemented Daylight Savings Time for the first time in the country. Expat blogger Meandering Memos writes about the confusion created among the citizens as the government has...

Haiti: National Anthem Singing Contest

Sammuel from Thanks for loving Haiti has launched [En/Fr/Fr Cr] a video contest for the best Haitian National Anthem singer. The best video will be chosen by the readers and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Death Penalty

“The term ‘death penalty’ is a literary iceberg – two words that hide a huge amount of detail beneath the surface”: Know TnT.com examines the issue.

Trinidad & Tobago: National Pride?

Trinidad and Tobago bloggers react to news that a massive flag erected at the National Stadium may have cost TT $2 million.

Barbados: Key Professions

“In the Barbados context teachers, policemen and nurses represent core professions which are key to building and sustaining a productive society”: Barbados Underground is afraid these callings are in crisis.

Egypt: Damsels in Distress

Wandering Scarab does not believe that Egyptian women know what they really want; their actions demonstrate that they don't really want equality or freedom; they do not even know what...

China: The death of an overseas returnee

China Hush has a translation of a report from Southern Metropolis Daily on the suicide of Tu Xuxin, a civil engineering PhD who returned from the U.S.A to China to...

Russia: Riot Police vs “Senior Citizens”

Oleg Kozlovsky reports on a scandal that broke out after riot police used – during a drill – “water cannons, shock grenades, and tear gas” to disperse “a group of...

Russia: Nokia In and Out of LJ

Profy reports on the demise of Nokia's LiveJournal community: “But unfortunately for everyone (Nokia, the editorial team, and the overall corporate usage of social media) the community only existed for...

Maldives: Shariah Law In The Penal Code

Random Reflexions blog discusses the recent call for shariah law to be included in the penal code of Maldives by a political party and several MPs.

India: Domestic Violence Against Men

A day in the life of India argues that “domestic violence is not a women specific issue, violence against men is taken very lightly and a few would out-rightly deny...

Martinique: Free your mind, free your hair

Blogger Imaniyé from Martinique reports the creation of a Facebook group [Fr] by people who are eager to defend the rights of Martinicans to comb their hair as they want...

Antigua & Barbuda: Ending Gender Violence

“I want to beat power and gender inequalities to a pulp, starting with enforcement of good legislation designed to protect women”: Antigua's playing with ink invites us to join in...

Trinidad & Tobago: India Tour

Trinidad and Tobago's rapso ambassadors, 3 Canal, are preparing for an upcoming tour of India. Caribbean Free Radio posts a podcast with all the details.

Guyana: Restorative Justice

“Recent years have found the Caribbean embroiled in the challenges of drug trafficking, money laundering, murder, rape, robbery and crimes of all sorts”: Guyana's caribbeanlawbytes wonders whether the region is...

South Korea: Foreign gangs

Robert Koehler from the Marmot's Hole picked up a news story about police's cracking down of foreign gangs and gave an introduction to the character of different foreign gangs.

Russia: “Twitter Against Tyrants”

Oleg Kozlovsky links to and quotes from the text of a briefing held by US Helsinki Commission/Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, which included “a few recent examples of...

The Balkans: Open Letter to Amnesty International

Samaha posts Ed Vulliamy's open letter to Amnesty International regarding the invitation to Professor Noam Chomsky to lecture in Northern Ireland – as well as background info on the campaign.

Slovakia, Hungary: “Linguistic Discontents”

Edward Lucas writes about the Slovak-Hungarian relations, including the “linguistic discontents.”

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