10 September 2009

Stories from 10 September 2009

Russia: Scott Anderson's GQ Article

  10 September 2009

Conde Nast management chose not to run Scott Anderson’s article “Vladimir Putin’s Dark Rise to Power” – which appeared in the Sept. 2009 issue of GQ – in the magazine's Russian edition. Gawker.com posted the original article and a Russian translation – “as a public service.” LJ user vadda has...

Egypt: Cairo Airport Security Strikes Again

  10 September 2009

Bikya Masr reported: “First, an American citizen was barred from entering the country last week and sent back to London. Now, a Palestinian-Norwegian mother of two was stopped by security as she attempted to board her flight to Amsterdam on Monday morning, being told she was a “national security risk”...

India: Decoding the affluent Indian

  10 September 2009

Who is an affluent Indian? What are his/her lifestyle and media consumption habits? Arun Prabhudesai at Trak.in goes on to summarize the key findings from a recent survey.

Cuba: “A Virtual Island”

  10 September 2009

“This will be the first time that an event from Cuba will be narrated live through Twitter. We hope that it works!”: Generation Y and Octavo Cerco look forward to seeing the results of the blog contest A Virtual Island.

Trinidad & Tobago: “Soccer” Warriors

  10 September 2009

As Trinidad and Tobago's hopes of making it to the 2010 World Cup are further dimmed by the team's loss against the U.S.A. yesterday, B.C. Pires says: “It’s not so much a cry of, ‘Ye of little faith!’ as one of ‘We of much experience’.”

Pakistan: The Missing Persons

  10 September 2009

Over 650 people are missing across Pakistan who are presumed to be abducted, imprisoned and in most cases tortured by intelligence agencies. To discuss these disappearances, Sana Saleem interviews Amina Masood Janjua. She heads the Defense of Human Rights Pakistan, an organization that represents the missing people in Pakistan.

Trinidad & Tobago: No Justice

  10 September 2009

“There is no love for innocence in this gory time. Protect your heart from the hurt, because they think they are right and they in their putrid tabloid righteousness will do this crime again. And get away with it”: Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer shares her views on the decision of...

Cuba: Antúnez Arrested

  10 September 2009

“No one should be surprised that Antúnez is again in jail,” writes diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense, as he blogs about the most recent arrest of the Cuban human rights activist.

Indian Bloggers Confront Street Harassment

  10 September 2009

“Eve-teasing” is a term that is used in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh for sexual harassment or molestation in the street. The Blank Noise Project, which was started by an art student six years ago, aims to confront street harassment and change public perceptions of it.

Barbados: Tourism & The Web

  10 September 2009

“The Web has changed the world, but does the Barbados Tourism Authority realise what that really means?”: Barbados Free Press maintains that “every destination has to deal with the dichotomy between the advertised image and the reality…the web has reduced the ability of governments and the news media to fool...

Jamaica: Truth & Laughter

  10 September 2009

“If death is the closing parenthesis on the fiction of every human life, then humor is the asterisk that proclaims the dignity of human life despite the many absurdities”: Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp explains.

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