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11 August 2009

Stories from 11 August 2009

Armenia: Journalist assaulted

Unzipped comments on reports that a prominent opposition representative is accused of assaulting a local journalist. The blog notes that the alleged victim is usually attacked by government supporters and...

Japan: Suicide rate of SDF officials

Id:zyesuta analyses the problem of the high rate of suicides among the Self-Defence Forces (自衛隊 Jieitai) officials. The number of cases was particularly large in 2006 while it seems to...

Tunisian Tweets Aggregator Launched

Thanks to the efforts of Tunisian bloggers, Tweets about Tunisia are now being aggregated at BabTounes.

Bolivia: Free Software Activist Richard Stallman Visits

Hugo Miranda of Angel Caido [es] writes about the arrival of free and software activist Richard Stallman to Bolivia and the activities planned during his visit.

Barbados: Seeking Solutions

“The whole region is in turmoil and yet we expect West Indies cricket to be any better?”: Barbados Underground says that “a solution has to be found, not only for...

Trinidad & Tobago: Feeling Tight

“Tight belts. Tight thoughts. Tight minds that allow us no space to consider our humanity”: The Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister tells the public that they can loosen their belts,...

Suriname: Questions Seeking Answers

Artist and curator Christopher Cozier, blogging at Paramaibo SPAN, seeks to “generate a fertile exchange…towards transforming predicaments into mutually shared sovereign understandings.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Above The Law?

As a stash of drugs and ammunition is found hidden in the ceiling of a police station in Trinidad, This Beach Called Life says: “What this raid does for public...

China: Foreigners camping on the Great Wall, Chinese reactions

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese netizens’ reactions on foreign travelers’ illegal camping act on the Great Wall.

Barbados: Respecting the Environment

Lani Edghill, guest blogging at Barbados Free Press, believes “our environment is trying to tell us something” and urges fellow Barbadians to change their consumption habits and get involved in...

Korea: Commentary on Clinton visit

Ask a Korean! translated two blog entries from a famous North Korea blog, Nambukstory, that commented on Clinton's visit and the release of Euna Lee and Laura Ling.

China: An “old comrade” urges re-evaluation of the CCP

Qian Gang gave some backgrounds of an article, “Conversations with an Old Comrade on the Eve of the 60th Anniversary of the PRC”, which has been circulated widely on the...

Puerto Rico: The Battle Over Public Lands

The Puerto Rican government has issued an order to remove 200 families from the Villas del Sol community, under the premise that they illegally occupied lands that are prone to...

Sri Lanka: Perils Of Communal Schools

Nazeeya Faarooq at Groundviews starts the discussion describing why Sri Lankan Muslims celebrated the recent Pakistani win against the Sri Lankan cricket team and states that the ethnic segregation is...

Pakistan: Shutting Down Lahore Food Street

Talkhaba feels disgruntled by the decision of the Pakistani government to shut down the Lahore Food Street.

Mexico: Telling Secrets on Twitter

Rafa Saavedra is a connosseiur of underground culture from Tijuana, México. In an interview, he tells about his most recent project combining Twitter and the telling of secrets.

Azerbaijan: Bloggers’ appeal rejected

Media Helping Media reports that appeals by Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli, two video bloggers and youth activists currently held in pre-trial detention in Azerbaijan on what many consider to...

Sri Lanka: Growing Censorship

Sanjana Hattotuwa writes about the growing censorship in Sri Lanka.

India: Advice For Bloggers

Greatbong at Random Thoughts Of A Demented Mind has five bits of unsolicited advice for bloggers.

Malawi: The good, the bad and the hopeful in health care

In this post we highlight some of what Malawian bloggers are writing about the country's health care system. We look at bloggers describing developments in eye care, reflecting on midwifery,...

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