· October, 2010

Stories about North America from October, 2010

Iran:Palin, Crowley in Twitter Duel

  30 October 2010

According to several news sites “a tongue-in-cheek US birthday message to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over Twitter [by PJ Crowley State Department spokesman] may not have reached the intended recipient, but triggered a rebuke from someone else — Sarah Palin.”

Macedonia: Provincialisation of TV News Coverage

  12 October 2010

In an excerpt from his master's thesis, Sead Dzigal posted data [MKD] on the content of TV newscasts in Macedonia from September 2009. National/local politics – 37%, crime chronicle – 25%, and–quite similar to the U.S.A., as presented in Ethan Zuckerman's TED Talk–news from abroad only 11%.

Can We Halve Global Hunger by 2015?

  8 October 2010

World leaders from some 140 countries gathered at a United Nations Summit in New York from September 20-22 to discuss the best approaches for achieving eight poverty-reducing goals by 2015. One goal: To halve global hunger between 1990 and 2015.

Puerto Rico: 133 Law and Order Officers Accused

  6 October 2010

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has just announced the arrests of 133 Puerto Rico state police officers, municipal police officers, officers of the Corrections Department and of employees of the federal government in Puerto Rico on charges of corruption. The operative has been described as the largest...

Exiled Tibetans Protesting Seizing of Ballot Boxes In Nepal

  4 October 2010

Angry Tibetans around the world are condemning Nepal’s actions in confiscating their ballot boxes by protesting in front of the Nepalese consulates. In New York, despite the rain, they carried banners and shouted, “China respect Democracy in Nepal,” and “Nepal, Give Back Our Ballot Boxes Now.”

Pakistan: Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Case – A Veiled Mystery

  2 October 2010

A recent verdict by a Federal Court in Manhattan, sentencing Pakistani neuro-scientist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui an imprisonment of 86 years, has sparked reactions all over the world. Dr. Siddiqui was detained with her three children in an Afghanistan prison without trial for many years and was finally charged with attempted murder of US officers while in detention.

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