· December, 2010

Stories about U.S.A. from December, 2010

Christmas Recipes in Global Food Blogs

  23 December 2010

Christmas means ‘coming home’ to many people - but if this isn’t possible, preparing a magic meal can be a consolation. Bloggers of many continents have shared their favorite holiday recipes. With these you can dream yourself back home or even visit a place, you’ve never been to before. Where are you celebrating Christmas this year and what are you serving?

COP16: Conclusions from Young Trackers

  21 December 2010

Young trackers from the Adopt a Negotiator Project blogged throughout COP16, United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Cancún, Mexico. These were some of their concluding statements and thoughts on what happened at COP16 from their country's perspective.

Ethiopia/US: Soul Food: Mike-e's Afroflow

  17 December 2010

Negrita writes about Mike-e, an American artist born in Ethiopia: “his album afroflow ii pays tribute to the fact that hip-hop flows from africa and his music is heavily influenced by the sounds of africa, in general and ethiopia in particular.”

Oprah Down Under: Not Everybody’s Cup of McCafe

  16 December 2010

Oprah Winfrey’s fans seem to have lapped up her Australian tour which finished with taping of her show at the Sydney Opera House. However her trip also has had its fair share of criticism. Here are sample blog reactions from Australia

Blogger.com Removes Two Blogs by Same Author for More than 12 Hours

  15 December 2010

Blogger Carlos Quiroz writes, “On Monday, December 13, 2010 around by at 11:00 AM. my blog Carlos in DC was deleted by Blogger.com after I tried posting a video of the WikiLeaks anonymous activists. Blogger also deleted my blog Peruanista without any explanation. Both blogs were removed for more than 12 hour.”

China: A Nobel Peace Prize for Assange?

  13 December 2010

David Bandurski from China Media Project translated the December 10 2010 editorial of Beijing Daily which criticized the Nobel Peace Prize as a “tool of Western values and ideology,” and snidely suggested that this year’s prize be given instead to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

India: Sari Is Not A Terrorist Outfit

  11 December 2010

The Indian ambassador to the United States Meera Shankar was pulled from a security line at the Jackson-Evers International Airport in Mississippi, USA, and was subsequently forced to undergo a pat-down body search on grounds that she was wearing a sari. The incident sparked strong protests from India and the blogosphere reacts.

China: WikiLeaks, North Korea and Internet freedom

  7 December 2010

Diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks raise the possibility, among other things, of reunification on the Korean peninsula. The US government's response to the cables, meanwhile, raises questions over online freedoms; asks one netizen: "if information that threatens America gets blocked, then what about information that threatens China's security? Why shouldn't China block that too?"

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