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17 August 2009

Stories from 17 August 2009

Brazil: Newspaper tries to silence a blog and the blogosphere reacts

Roberto Moraes [pt] publishes a list of bloggers who have written in solidarity with his blog, after a lawsuit was filled by Folha da Manhã newspaper [pt]. The blogger asks:...

USA: “I am getting deported on Wednesday”

Herta Llusho is a 19-year old student at risk of being deported from the United States to Albania. Bloggers at and other immigrant rights blogs are calling on Americans...

Bhutan: Boost For The Media

Tshering Tobgay, the leader of the opposition in Bhutanese parliament and a blogger, informs about two good news for the Bhutanese journalists: 1) The King has ordered to “strengthen media...

Caribbean: Bolt Does It Again!

Olympic gold medalist and world record holder in the 100 and 200 meter events, Jamaican Usain Bolt, sprinted to an even more impressive victory this past weekend at the IAAF...

Sri Lanka: Images Of The Flood In An IDP Camp

Groundviews posts pictures of the flooding in Menik Camp and updates on the increasingly desperate situation for the IDPs.

India: Media And Shahrukh Khan's Detention

Did the Indian media overreact on the news of Bollywood Actor Shahrukh Khan's detention in the US? Harini Calamur at POV opines: “I wonder how much airtime was spent on...

Armenia: Environmental activist charged with libel

Unzipped comments on the case of Mariam Sukhudyan, an environmentalist who recently put her name to an open letter posted on a blog alleging sexual abuse at a Yerevan educational...

Sri Lanka: From The Blogosphere

London, Lanka and Drums posts a roundup of some latest updates from the Sri Lankan blogosphere.

Jamaica: Garvey's Birthday

Repeating Islands notes that “today marks the anniversary of the birth of Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr…the first person to be declared a national hero of an independent Jamaica.”

Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba, U.S.V.I.: Eye on the Weather

This Beach Called Life and Coffeewallah blog about Trinidad and Tobago's rainy season, while Havana Times is keeping an eye on Hurricane Bill and News of St. John says that...

Barbados: Goddard Passes Away

Barbados Free Press and Keltruth Corp. are saddened at the passing of Barbadian entrepreneur and independent senator, Sir John Stanley Goddard.

Bermuda: Business Savvy

“Bermudian retailers could learn the value to providing better service if they’re serious about staying in business”: The first rule of better service, according to 21 Square? – “Don’t insult...

Japan: Food self-sufficiency ratio calculation

JMR at Eris in Asia blogs about the reasoning behind the Japanese government's use of “the calorific method of calculation, rather than the near universal cost-base calculation” to calculate food...

Mexico: Anniversary of Fall of Aztec Empire

On August 13, Jesús Chairez commemorates the 488th anniversary of the fall of the Aztec empire in Mexico by visiting Tlatelolco, also known as the Plaza of Three Cultures, which...

Azerbaijan: Sheki

Joe's Tripping posts photographs and reports from visiting various destinations in and around Sheki, Azerbaijan. In the first post, the blog says that the King's Palace in Sheki is the...

Dominican Republic: Cyber-Journalism Olympics

The third Cyber-Journalism Olympics will take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where participants will learn how to write for the internet according to Luijo of Ahí é Que Prende...

Bolivia: Divided Opposition

In the upcoming December elections in Bolivia, Miguel Centrellas of Pronto* writes that the dozen opposition candidates will divide the vote when facing the incumbent President Evo Morales.

Japan: Bean Curd

Ad Blankestijn from Japan Navigator explained more or less everything you need to know about Tofu or Bean Curd.

South Korea: Gendered Health Drinks

The Grand narrative looked into the advertisements of health drinks and examined how they were depicted with gender conotation.

China: Rape and beatings in a Beijing “black jail” hotel

Black and White Cat explained the background of a recent rape case in a Beijing “black jail” hotel for petitioner with a translation of local investigative report by Southern weekly...

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