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8 June 2009

Stories from 8 June 2009

Peru: Video Interview with Hilaria Supa

Carlos Quiroz interviews Peruvian indigenous Congresswoman Hilaria Supa on video during her recent visit to New York City for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Venezuela: Two Years Since RCTV is Off the Air

It has been more than two years since the Venezuelan television station RCTV had its transmission license cancelled. Kira Kariakin of K-Minos [es] looks back at the events, and notes...

Russia: Yuri Milner's 2% Share in Facebook

IZO translates part of an interview with Yuri Milner regarding his purchase of a 2% share in Facebook.

Hungary: European Parliament Election

Hungarian Spectrum, Central Europe Activ, and Pestiside write about Hungary's vote for European Parliament.

Bolivia: The Operations and Role of USAID

Miguel Centellas of Pronto* writes about the controversy behind the operation of USAID in Bolivia. The post generated discussion and debate in the comments section.

Moroccans Love/Hate Affair with Obama

US President Barack Obama's Cairo address to the Muslim world sparked a blaze of reactions across the region and beyond; not least amongst bloggers from the Maghreb where a fiery...

Peru: Responsibility for the Casualties in Amazon Conflict

Many bloggers are criticizing Peruvian President Alan García and his government for their failure to enforce treaties and agreements that require the consultation with local communities before any action take...

Barbados: Lamming Turns 82

Repeating Islands wishes West Indian writer George Lamming a happy 82nd birthday.

Trinidad & Tobago: Cutlass

As the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister “sharpens his political cutlass”, Attillah Springer suggests that citizens are being led like lambs to the slaughter.

Dominican Republic: First Flu Death

Repeating Islands notes that the DR has reported its first death from the H1N1 virus.

Trinidad & Tobago: Crime

This Beach Called Life takes a look at crime in Trinidad and Tobago.

Jamaica: The Best of Caribbean Theatre

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts the results of his poll on the Top Ten Caribbean Theatre Classics.

Egypt: Suzanne Mubarak's Fashion

Egyptian Chronicles remarks on her country's First Lady Suzanne Mubarak's fashion sense in this post.

Israel: Dubai Futuristic Farm out of Star Trek

Writing at Mideast Youth, Green Prophet from Israel, discusses development in the UAE and notes: “Environmental projects including specially designed buildings, business parks and residential centers are years ahead of...

Egypt: Update on H5N1

Egyptian Chronicles blogger Zeinobia keeps tabs on the H5N1 human infection toll. She reports Egypt's 79th infection here and the latest developments here.

Bahrain: Birds in Photos

Bahrain Obs posts some pictures of black-winged stilts in this post.

Algeria: Praise for Obama'a Address

Kal, from Algeria, reacts to Obama's address to the Muslim world which he delivered in Cairo, Egypt. “The speech carrying both substance and elegance. It will be widely praised and...

Egypt: The role of translation in social web projects

George Weyman, from the Meedan blog, continues to discuss the role of translation in social web projects.

Bahrain: Dilmun Era Relics

Urang Awak, who is based in Bahrain, visits the Bahrain National Museum and posts those photographs of headstones from the ancient Dilmun Era.

Guatemala: Technology and Web Topics in 120 Second Videocast

120 Segundos is one of the newest projects by the Maestros del Web community. The name for the community comes from a literal Spanish translation to the term Webmaster and...

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