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· July, 2010

Stories from Quick Reads from July, 2010

Iran: Mohammad Nouri,famous singer, died

Several bloggers reported that the Iranain famous singer, Mohammad Nouri passed away today in Iran. Here is one of his most songs, Jane Maryam.

Wikileaks’ Japan data on Afghanistan

Richard Smart at the Tokyo Digital Journalism blog posted a summarized list of Wikileaks’ Japan data on Afghanistan. Raw data can be found on his blog.

Brazil: Nomad Tribe Protest to Prove Its Existence

Altino Machado blogs on the tribe Awá-Guajá, a group of nomad indigenous who emerged from the heart of the Amazon forest to prove their existence [pt] and to demand that...

OneVietnam Network

The OneVietnam.org social network was launched this month to connect Vietnamese expats and young migrants to the culture and history of Vietnam.

Philippine Cartography

Torn and Frayed in Manila blogs about a book on maps of the Philippines by Carlos Quirino.

Madagascar: Pillaging of Rain Forests Was Supervised by National Special Forces

The Malagasy field researcher who contributed to the report on rosewood illegal logging in Madagascar entitled “Between Democracy and Conservation” explains the method they used in conducting their18-months-long secret investigation...

Pakistan: Floods Cause Death And Misery

Hundreds have died and more than a million people in Pakistan have been affected by floods caused by monsoon rains in the last three days. Kalsoom at CHUP! – Changing...

Trinidad & Tobago: Up Paramin Way

“This village is stunning – the scenery, the variety of panoramic views, and even the crops on the steep hillside are mesmerising”: MEP Caribbean Publishers visits the village of Paramin,...

Jamaica: The Politics of SoE

Girl With a Purpose says that “the Limited State of Emergency in Jamaica…has now become a political football.”

Peru: Songs to Celebrate the Independence

On July 28 and 29 Peruvians celebrated their independence festivities. Juan Arellano from Globalizado published a post [es] with a song that seems to summarize what being Peruvian is all...

Lebanon: Felesteen 2.0

Felesteen 2.0 is setting up a series of new blogs as part of their social media project. The new bloggers are residents of the Shatila camp, ranging from 14 –...

Japan: Abandoned Building Clock

@MaripoGoda crowd sourced Flickr photos to build Haikyo Tokei, which shows a different photo of broken clocks in abandoned buildings to tell the time every minute. @mazzo shared [ja] his...

Vietnam: Agent Orange at Danang Airbase

Thuy Vu of Vietnam Reporting Project visited the Danang Airbase where Agent Orange was stored. Agent Orange is the highly toxic herbicide used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam...

South Korea: Court Reaffirmed Its Strict Stance on Chinese Medicine Licencsing

South Korean Constitutional Court ruled in favor of a law that allows only licensed acupuncturists and Oriental medicine doctors to perform Chinese medical practice of moxibustion. The court dealt with...

Philippines: Santa Rosa City Photos

FILIPINO eSCRIBBLES posts more than a dozen pictures of the church, old houses, and other historical sites of the Philippine city of Santa Rosa.

Pakistan: Wikileaks Documents And Corrective Actions

Raza Rumi at Pak Tea House analyzes the disclosure of Wikileaks documents on Afghan war and opines that the civil-military leadership of Pakistan should take corrective actions against the extremists...

Trinidad & Tobago: TTFF 2010

Repeating Islands has the lowdown on this year's Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.

Cuba: Economic Effects

“The unemployment phenomenon, which is vehemently denied by high officials in the government, is nothing new”: Iváns File Cabinet uses the example of Cuba's only telecommunications company to illustrate its...

Jamaica: Fastest Man Alive

“All is in place for a showdown featuring the three fastest men over 100 metres”: YardFlex.com is looking forward seeing the performance of Jamaican athletes in an upcoming meet in...

Ghana: New Ghanaian movie

MightAfrican writes about a new movie from Ghana, Sinking Sands: “Recently, Leila sent me the trailer for the movie. “Sinking Sands” is about a couple, Jimah (Jimmy Jean-Louis from Haiti)...

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