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· March, 2011

Stories from Quick Reads from March, 2011

Russia: “iPad 2 Smuggling in Full Blossom”

Profy writes about the attempts to smuggle iPad 2 into Russia.

Bulgaria: Protest Against Belene Nuclear Power Plant

Komitata and Simo Ivanov wrote in Bulgarian and in English, respectively, about their participation in the protest against continuing the construction of Belene Nuclear Power Plant that took place in...

Haiti: Monsanto's Agenda

Haiti Grassroots Watch takes “a closer look” at Monsanto's seed distribution in the wake of last year's devastating earthquake.

Cuba: Meeting Carter

The Cuban Triangle summarizes former President Jimmy Carter's visit to Cuba, while Generation Y blogs about their meeting and the symbolic gift she gave him “in the name of several...

Ghana: Best Blogs Awards for Ghana

The Tripbase Travel award is only given to the blogs that are the top of their respective class and are some of the best in the field. Here you will...

Honduras: Security Forces in Denial Over Human Rights Violations

RNS in Honduras Culture and Politics reports that “security forces in Honduras continue to be in denial about their trampling on the human rights of Hondurans.” RNS concludes: “Until there...

Russia: The Most Fierce DDOS Attack On LiveJournal Analyzed

Ilya Dronov, LiveJournal's head of development, told [ru] some details about yesterday's DDOS-attack on LiveJournal, popular blogging platform in Russia. That was the most fierce attack in the history of...

China: Inflation and Fear

Foreseeing the rocket raising inflation, Chinese people are storing up daily necessities, such as Laundry Detergent, at home. Fauna from ChinaSMACK has captured the situation and translated netizens’ response to...

Debate about China Model

The China Media Project has translated two articles written by Zhang Weiwei, a CCP think tank and Yang Jisheng, an experience retired reporter on their understanding of China Model.

Sri Lanka: The Future Of Books In Cupboards

“In this day and age, with houses getting smaller and space becoming an issue, with E-books being the rage in the West, and Kindles and i-pads common enough in Colombo”,...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Towards Partition

At OpenDemocracy.net, Bedrudin Brljavac writes about the situation in Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Fifteen years since the end of the war, ethno-nationalist leaders continue to pursue political agendas leading to the...

Jamaica: The Sea & Radioactivity

“The news out of Japan gets grimmer by the day”: Labrish Jamaica is concerned.

Trinidad & Tobago: Education – Leaving Kids at Sea

“All children now go to secondary school. But it remains an unfortunate truth that the majority of those innocents who sat SEA Tuesday will not have the secondary schooling they...

Jamaica: Enquiry No Laughing Matter

As the Manatt Dudus Enquiry is extended for the third time, GWAP comments: “A Commission that should have cost Jamaican tax payers JMD $37 million has now skyrocket[ed] to JMD...

Communities in Limbo on Honduran-Salvadoran Border

Voices from El Salvador's Weblog writes about the communities affected by an ongoing dispute on the Honduran-Salvadoran border, and argues that the governments from both countries “must take immediate action...

Nigeria: Buhari leads in mock online polls

Nigerian presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari leads in mock online polls: “There are now several platforms online that allow Nigerians with access to the Internet to vote for their favourite presidential...

Tensions Between Korea and Japan Intensified Over Territorial Conflict

South Koreans have expressed deep regret over the Japanese government’s decision to endorse middle school textbooks that defined Dokdo island as part of its territory. Reflecting people's anger, Korea's power Twitterer and bestselling novelist, Lee Oi-soo (@oisoo)...

China: Exporting Women

China Hush translated an article from a local forum concerning the imbalance in the “importation” and “exportation” of women in China where the gender ratio has already been distorted which...

China: Crackdown on Activists and Opinion Leaders

The Chinese government's crackdown on human rights activists and opinion leaders continues. Samuel Wade from China Digital Timeshas compiled information from all sources to update on the situation.

India: Online Solution To Help Save On Medicines

Living in the Past has a brilliant idea – to launch an informative website (with SMS based service), which will provide information about cheap medicine with identical compositions to help...

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