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3 March 2009

Stories from 3 March 2009

UK: ‘Stamping Out’ Media Racism Against Indigenous Peoples

Amid growing awareness about indigenous peoples’ issues in the world, British periodicals The Guardian and The Observer have new guidelines against using two phrases that activists say marginalize and de-legitimize...

Hungary: Police Force; Crimes Against Gypsies

Hungarian Spectrum writes about the Hungarian police – “for every 100,000 citizens there are 420 policemen” – and about crimes against gypsies (here and here).

Azerbaijan: Od Çərşənbəsi

Sheki, Azerbaijan informs its readers of Od Çərşənbəsi, a traditional observance that will eventually usher in the fire holiday of Newroz.

Colombia: More on the Illegal Wire Tappings

Last week, the illegal wire tapping scandal uncovered by Semana news magazine was the main headline in most news outlets and the talk of the day on some blogs in...

Sri Lanka: LTTE was not behind

London, Lanka and drums reminds those who speculate that the LTTE is behind the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore: “The Sri Lankan cricket team is a phenomenon, possibly...

Sri Lanka: Who Shoots Cricketers? from Sri Lanka exclaims: “It’s absolutely shameful to shoot cricketers, I mean, who shoots cricketers? It’s the one glimmer that unites everyone across this godforsaken subcontinent. Sri Lanka is...

Paraguay: The Widening of Choferes del Chaco Avenue

Construction and the widening of the Choferes del Chaco Avenue in Asunción Paraguay has meant the removal of many of the trees, as well as the installation of stop lights...

Nicaragua: Twitter Community Road Trip to Granada

The Nicaraguan Twitter community Twittnic [es] is organizing its 4th meet-up, which will be a road trip to the city of Granada.

Pakistan: Inching Towards A Failed State

Muneeb Ali comments on the attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore: “I must admit. I am scared. For the first time, the glaring reality that Pakistan is a...

Pakistan: Terror Hits Cricket!

Today morning a dozen of gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team ahead of a cricket match with Pakistan team in Lahore. This bloody onslaught has left seven people including...

Chile: New Chess National Champion Hails from Maule [es] writes that Hugo López Silva is the new Chilean national champion in chess and hails from Osorno in the Maule region.

Nicaragua: Electronic Version of Magazine Idea

Sergio Simpson provides the electronic version of the Nicaraguan social sciences magazine Idea [es], which includes articles on the communities of San Rafael del Norte – Jinotega, Matagalpa, Siuna, Puerto...

Zimbabwe: Marechera's Love Sonnets

Eshuneutics continues with her discussion of Dambudzo Marechera's Love Sonnets. Part 7 of her posts discusses the introduction to Amelia Sonnets, which begins with the statement, “Every act of love...

Zimbabwe: On Morgan Tsvangirai New Mercedes Benz

This is what Zimbabwean blogger Denford thinks of Morgan Tsvangirai new Mercedes Benz, “These are state vehicles, which means the country is spending money on things like this while it...

Kenya: Two Governments in One

According to Kenyan blogger Rachel Wambui, there are two governments in the “coalition” government in Kenya.

Estonia: Independence Day Parade in Narva

Itching for Eestimaa writes about the location of this year's Independence Day parade.

Maneno: A Multilingual Blogging Platform Built For African Bloggers

Maneno is a new blogging platform that promises to offer blogging and communication solutions for bloggers with limited or narrow-bandwith in Sub-Saharan Africa. Maneno is a Swahili word, which means...

Estonia: From Business To Politics

Itching for Eestimaa writes about new approaches in Estonian politics: “And so in a few years time, the Estonian state may come to be run in a way that is...

Guadeloupe: Songs to support the strike

Kam who blogs at Fwiyapin shows [Fr] how instrumental music and chants have played a part in the recent social movement in Guadeloupe, by quoting the latest songs of Guadeloupean...

Czech Republic: Coverage of the Economy

The Reference Frame writes about the coverage of the Czech economy in the FT and the Economist and the Czech National Bank's clarifications.

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