1 May 2009

Stories from 1 May 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: Exclusive Summit

  1 May 2009

The Voice of the Taino People Online says that a delegation of indigenous leaders that attended the Fifth Summit of the Americas was disappointed at their reception: “While Trinidad’s Prime Minister Patrick Manning publicly declared his desire for the Summit to achieve prosperity for the peoples of the Americas with...

Cuba: May Day and Name Calling

  1 May 2009

Havana Times and Along the Malecon blog about different aspects of Cuba's May Day celebrations, while The Cuban Triangle notes that “the Obama Administration designated Cuba a ‘state sponsor of terrorism'…and Cuba responded by calling the United States an ‘international criminal.’ So we’re even.”

Caribbean: Swine Flu Speculations

  1 May 2009

Regional bloggers on the Swine Flu outbreak: Repeating Islands speculates about possible Caribbean cases of the disease, while Jamaica's Girl With a Purpose and T&T's This Beach Called Life put a humourous spin on the situation.

Trinidad & Tobago: Geographical Prejudice

  1 May 2009

“With increasing vigor, I continue to find content being blocked from entering Trinidad and Tobago and other countries”: KnowProSE.com suggests: “What it is, from the outside, is geographic profiling or geographic censorship. And that comes from a geographic prejudice.”

Japan: Fooling Gun Radio

  1 May 2009

A new internet radio is born: Fooling Gun Radio [ja]. A project started in mid-April by the Japanese grad students Foo-san and Gun-san, with the help of other two colleagues, Bluman and Hihhi, Fooling Gun Radio aims to present some everyday life topics under a new and fresh perspective. Twice...

Korea: Minerva and Release after 100-Days Detention

  1 May 2009

A blogger who is known by his pseudonym, Minerva, was released after 100 days detention. His 280 postings criticizing economic policies of the new Korean government and predicting economy downturn have become hugely popular due to the accurate diagnosis. He was arrested by the prosecution authority under the name of...

China: Blogging with Tibetans

  1 May 2009

A blogging adventure for the summer, David Gibson is finishing preparations to travel to southwestern China's Sichuan province, where he will spend the following months living among Tibetan communities there and learning the language.

Singapore: Homeless people

  1 May 2009

The Online Citizen is worried that Singapore is “ill-equipped to cope with a possible increase in the number of homeless people.”

Fiji faces suspension from Pacific Islands Forum

  1 May 2009

Fiji passes a deadline set by the Pacific Islands Forum to schedule elections to be held this year or be kicked from the regional group. The group stated that if Fiji does not meed the deadline, the country would be suspended from all Forum events and cease receiving any new financial and technical assistance.

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