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· October, 2010

Stories about Weblog from October, 2010

31 October 2010

India: Free Speech Or Sedition?

Indian novelist, essayist and activist Arundhati Roy's recent statement on Kashmir stirred a debate across India. Along-with Indian media, the Indian blogosphere and social networking sites have exploded with reactions...

Caribbean: Hurricane Tomas

Trinidad and Tobago, the twin island republic that seemed to be directly in Tomas‘ path on Friday, was spared its effects, but as the storm veered north, islands that had...

Americas: Virtual Memorial for 72 Victims of Migrant Mass-Killing

Over the last two months, renowned journalist Alma Guillermoprieto has led an online project in response to the mass killing of seventy-two migrants that took place in the Mexican state...

30 October 2010

Jordan: Political Cartoonists Take Aim at Campaign Posters

Jordanian social media writers continue to focus their writing about the November 9th parliamentary elections on the election posters covering the country, and particularly the capital city, Amman.

29 October 2010

Tanzania: 2010 General Elections Roundup

Tanzanians will go to the polls on 31 October 2010 to elect the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, President of Zanzibar, Members of Parliament and Members of the...

China: Debate on Rare Earths Export

With the rise of nationalistic sentiment in China, a majority of mainland Chinese support the government's policy in restricting the export of rare earths to Japan and other western countries.

Greece: Iranian refugees on hunger strike

Twenty-five Iranian refugees in Athens, Greece have gone on hunger strike since October 14 demanding that Greek authorities process their political asylum applications. Some have had their mouths sewn shut.

28 October 2010

Indonesia: Earthquake, Tsunami, Volcanic Eruption in 48 hours

Indonesia was caught unprepared this week when an earthquake, tsunami and volcanic eruption battered the islands in less than 48 hours. Casualties are expected to exceed 500 and thousands of...

Zimbabwe: Big Brother Africa, Mugabe and US$300,000

Big Brother Africa is a television show produced by Endemol in South Africa. The show, which has become the most popular TV reality show in Africa, entered its fifth season...

China: Mapping violent evictions for homebuyer awareness

The many forceful evictions in China and their tragic victims are widely reported upon and discussed online, but what can be said about housing that goes on the market after...

Argentina: Former President, Nestor Kirchner, Dies

This Wednesday, Nestor Kirchner, former president and husband of the current president Cristina Fernandez, died of a heart attack. Argentinian bloggers shared their impressions on this sudden and unexpected death.

27 October 2010

Serbia: Netizens Discuss a U.S. Fighter Pilot's Suicide

The tragic death of American fighter pilot Lt. Col. Harold F. "Hootch" Meyers, who committed a suicide at his home in Santa Barbara on Sept. 12, echoed in the Serbian...

Puerto Rico: Reclaiming Public Space One Song at a Time

Frecuencias Alternas has covered Puerto Rico’s independent music scene for the past decade through its radio show, and more recently, its website. The newest addition to their site is the...

Myanmar: “Boycott elections” campaign

The Myanmar elections will push through on November 7 despite the non-participation of opposition parties. Global Voices translates the statement of Myanmar citizens who will boycott the coming elections

Russia: Blogger Navalny Tries to Prove That Fighting Regime is Fun

RuNet Echo

One of the most prominent Russian bloggers that use the Internet for fighting corruption in Russia, Alexey Navalny, gives interview to "RuNet Echo" He contemplates if the blogosphere can have...

Video: One Minute Jr video nominees for 2010 Awards

The nominees for each of the 3 categories in the One Minutes Jr project competition 2010 have been selected. In each of the categories of  (Self)-portrait, Inside-Out and One Minute...

Peru: Municipal Elections, Delays and the Electronic Vote

After over three weeks since the municipal elections, the people of Lima still didn't know for certain who would be their next mayor; a minimal difference between the candidates has...

Tanzania: Bloggers Analyse Tanzania 2010 Election Campaigns

On 31 October 2010, more than 19.6 million Tanzanians will make an important decision for the future of their country. They will take part in the forth parliamentary and presidential...

Ecuador: Seeking Those Responsible for September 30 Uprising

After almost one month since the September 30 police strike, things in Ecuador have calmed down; but investigations to determine who is responsible for the uprising have continued, and Ecuadorians...

26 October 2010

Myanmar's new flag and new name

Myanmar's new flag was unveiled for the first time last week. It also has a new name: it is now known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Myanmar...

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