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· January, 2011

Stories about North America from January, 2011

USA: “We Want Our Al Jazeera!”

In the wake of the Tunisian and Egyptian popular uprisings, Al Jazeera has received praise around the globe, yet remains unavailable through cable providers in the United States. Jillian C....

Egypt: Military Jets Fly Over Protestors as US Policy Questioned

As thousands of protesters continued to chant anti-Mubark slogans in Tahrir Square, Cairo, with military jets flying overhead, criticisms started pouring on over the lack of a definitive stance for...

Brazil: Exclusive Internet Interview with the Founder of WikiLeaks

Brazilian netizens were invited to participate in an exclusive and collective interview with Julian Assange, founder and editor of the polemical WikiLeaks. Assange explains why he works with mainstream media...

USA: Voices of Support for Egyptian Protesters

While the official US response to the protests in Egypt is a desperate hope for stability, lesser televised American voices are supporting the protesters in the land of the pyramids.

India: The Great TriValley University Scam

Runa at Uber Desi writes in details about the scam of Tri Valley University in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, which has now been shut down....

Cuba, U.S.A.: New Travel Rules in Effect

Cuban diaspora bloggers note that the new Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations, which contain the new Cuba-related travel policy, are out; from Havana, Iván García observes that “the...

Video: Life in a Day

Collaborative documentary recounting what the 24th of July of 2010 was like all around the world through people's uploads on YouTube will premiere later on today, live from the Sundance...

Lebanon: ‘Day of Rage’ Shocks Bloggers

Thousands of supporters of disposed Sunni Prime Minister Saad Al Hariri took to the streets in a 'day of rage' on Tuesday to protest the fall of their leader. The...

Cuba: Obama Eases Several Embargo Restrictions

US President Barack Obama signed into law a series of small legislative reforms to the US embargo on Cuba. Many in the US-Cuba blogging community hailed this as a small...

China: Wind power drive target of complaints

Do China's massive state-backed efforts at ensuring energy security constitute a violation of WTO trade rules? United Steelworkers seems to think so, and Angry Chinese Blogger looks today at the...

China: Domestic national image film

If you found China Red irresistible, check out the kind of Chinese national image film that gets played to a domestic audience, via Joel Martinsen at Danwei.

India: Invasion Of The American Chain Restaurants

Santosh at Uber Desi opines that American chain restaurants are taking India by storm.

“Showdown” between US and Bolivia over UN coca ban

J.F. String in Hemispheric Brief reports: “An international showdown between the US and Bolivia has officially begun. The matter under dispute: whether or not an international ban on coca-leaf chewing...

China: Glenn Beck takes aim at China

In case you missed it, Glenn Beck on Hu Jintao's US visit: Burger King kids meals are a Chinese plot for world domination, and so was Leonardo da Vinci. Turns...

China: Presidents Hu and Obama set to talk

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives in Washington, DC today for face time with President Obama. How would you start off a dinner like that? And currency revaluation? One Chinese blogger...

Jamaica, T&T, U.S.A.: Buju's Mobile Concert

mediascape says that “this weekend promises to be an exciting one for reggae lovers”, as reggae icon Buju Banton, who is due to head back to court soon to face...

Jamaica, Guadeloupe, T&T, U.S.A.: MLK Day

“Dr. King's importance lies in his challenge to expand our moral imagination”: Geoffrey Philp and other regional bloggers pay tribute to the late American civil rights leader Martin Luther King...

Cuba: Cubadebate's YouTube Channel Taken Down

The YouTube channel of Cubadebate was taken down on January 12th, due to copyright infringement claims on a video of Cuban terrorist suspect and former CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles,...

Barbados, U.S.A.: The Republicans

“Trust the Republican machinery to make you start feeling nostalgic for Dubya”: B.C. Pires blogs about She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named.

Taiwan: Responses to “Chinese mothers” article

An article in the Wall Street Journal by Amy Chua about the parenting practices of “Chinese mothers” provoked many strong reactions. Taiwan bloggers Taiwan-Born American and shu flies responded to...

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