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· April, 2010

Stories from Quick Reads from April, 2010

Iran: Hard-line blogs got filtered

The hard-line, pro-Ahmadinejad “Rajanews” website has protested against the filtering of hard-line blogs.

Iran: Opposition leader issues message for workers

Mir-Hussein Mousavi, an opposition leader, issued a message via You Tube for Iranian workers on occaison of International Worker's Day. He said Iran is suffering from a widespread political, economic...

Benin: Iyanda's diary in Benin

Funmi's diary about her visit and filming experience in Benin: “After all the mystery and hushed tones l had experienced during the research about the holy Aruosa church, l had...

Ghana: Best beaches in Ghana

Gayle writes a post with photos discussing her favourite beaches in Ghana.

Trinidad & Tobago: Election Issues

Both KnowTnT.com and Trinidad diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch comment on “the resignation of High Court judge Herbert Volney and early retirement of Acting Senior Magistrate Ramraj Harripersad in order to...

Bermuda: Campaign Finance

“I agree that political funding in Bermuda needs reform but doubt that our politicians – in any of the three tribes – have the stomach to tackle it”: Vexed Bermoothes...

St. Lucia: Getting Kids to Read

“All over the world there is mounting concern among educators and parents that kids are not showing enough interest in reading for pleasure, both in and out of school”: St....

Azerbaijan: Dozens reported detained at anniversary commemoration

Twitter and Facebook users, as well as local news agencies, report that dozens of youth activists were today detained in Azerbaijan as they attempted to mark the first anniversary of...

Hong Kong: Vote in the coming election

Joyceyland comments on government arrangement of the coming Legislative council by-election and urges people to vote in this de facto referendum to express their desire for democracy.

India: Sacrificing Career Freedom For Marriage

Prerna at I Love Life.. So I Explore shares a real life story from India about women, who are forced to sacrifice their career and other freedom to maintain balance...

Iran: Cloudy sky and Tehran

Kosoof, a leading Iranian photo blogger, has published an eye-catching photo: cloduy sky in Tehran. The blogger writes: my house is cloudy.

Africa: Trivializing African football

Is Coca Cola trivialiazing African football?: “Having stripped the Somalian singer K’Naan’s protest song, “Waving Flag” of any meaning, Coco Cola now sets about to trivialize African football history.”

Pakistan: Brain Drain?

Fatima Saleem at Teeth Maestro refutes the popular claim that Pakistan is suffering from brain drain.

Sudan: On post election violence

Sudan Field Researcher Maggie Fick for Enough Said looks at the political tensions underlying four races in the South: “Ballots have been cast and counted in South Sudan, but the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Drought

“Here in Trinidad our reservoirs are at record lows. This combined with severe, chronic, bush fires has meant that food prices have continued to inflate”: TriniGourmet.com blogs about the regional...

Jamaica: New Artists

The National Gallery of Jamaica Blog profiles new talent, here and here.

India: Who Benefitted From IPL?

Lalit Modi, Chairman and Commissioner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was recently sacked due to corruption charges. Devendra Sharma at Desicritics speaks up in Mr. Modi's defense citing his...

China: Swiss army knife, meet the PLA super shovel

It chops, saws, snips, rips through clay rock, helps you up cliffs and slices your potatoes: it's the People's Liberation Army multifunction shovel. Seen here in this limited speed viral...

China: The un-natural death in the Chinese detention center

Damon from interlocals published a video on the issue of un-natural death in the Chinese detention center.

Bangladesh: Media In Despair

Maskwaith Ahsan at Voice Of Bangladeshi Bloggers discusses about the shutting down of a private TV channel in Bangladesh by the government and issues relating to it.

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