2 March 2009

Stories from 2 March 2009

Barbados: Meet the Press

  2 March 2009

As the Prime Minister continues to make himself accessible to the media, Barbados Underground hopes to see “an improved performance” from the mainstream media, while pull! push! thinks that “the remarkable thing…is that he is also taking calls from the public, live/on-air. It sends a message. One that says that...

Kenya: Evidence of Police Death Squads

  2 March 2009

“Bernard Kiirinya was a former driver with the Special Crimes Unit of the Kenya Police. He came forward with evidence of extra-judicial killings to the Kenya National Human Rights Commission,” writes Kenyan Pundit.

Haiti: Remembering the Coup

  2 March 2009

“In the early morning hours of Feb. 29, 2004, U.S. Special Forces took Haiti's President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his wife Mildred from their home…the U.S. troops then flew Aristide into exile in Africa, where he remains to this day, five years later”: Blogger Wadner Pierre draws attention to worldwide events...

Africa: Winners of the First African Blog Award for Journalists Are…

  2 March 2009

The winners of Waxal - Blogging Africa Awards (BAA) have been announced. Waxal is an initiative of Panos Institute of West Africa (PIWA) with the partnership of Highway Africa and Global Voices Online (Sub-Saharan Africa). Waxal (pronounced WA-HAL), which means “speak” in Wolof, captures the essence of the evolution of the worlwide web as a platform for conversation and for raising marginalized voices.

Guinea-Bissau: President's assassination sparks alarm at instability

  2 March 2009

Guinea-Bissau President Joao Bernardo Vieira was assassinated in the first hours of this morning, a few hours after his long term rival, the country's army chief General Batista Tagme, was killed by a bomb blast, late on Sunday. Although the reasons are still unknnon, the crimes have sparked alarm at instability in the young West African republic.

Cuba: Machisimo

  2 March 2009

Havana-based Generation Y is “tired of macho wrapped in its olive green uniform” and longs “to switch to words like: prosperity, reconciliation, harmony, coexistence.”

Korea: First dating, how to read your partner within 10 minutes.

  2 March 2009

How can you find a perfect man for yourself as soon as possible? I discovered that a blogger shares some interesting psychological analyses of how you can read personalities and characteristics of a man you’re dating, and find a man who is suitable for your personality. 남자를 꼭 몇개월씩 사귀어야...

Grenada: Getting Involved

  2 March 2009

“I knew where this was going, you could see the extreme anger about to surface, like milk when it is about to boil over. I felt like I had to catch it before it was too late”: In Grenada, Free Spirit witnesses an episode of domestic violence and wonders if...

Kyrgyzstan: Photo-roundup with not a word about politics

A winter time is ending, and Kyrgyzstan is waiting for the hot spring: the rallies, protest actions and so on. But let's talk about beauty, not about the endless politic. What was the photowinter in Kyrgyzstan? Livejournal user doctormoro posted the unique photos of the famous Kyrgyz actor Suymenkul Chokmorov....

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