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15 October 2009

Stories from 15 October 2009

Bolivia: Diversity of its Image Abroad

Citizen of La Paz [es] is discouraged that much of Bolivia's image abroad continues to be the Andean region and points out that there is much more diversity to be...

Greek Posts on Blog Action Day '09

This year's Blog Action Day was aimed at raising awareness about climate change. More than 150 Greek bloggers registered to participate.

Reading the world on Blog Action Day

More than 9000 bloggers are devoting a post to climate change today as part of Blog Action Day, an annual initiative started by Change.org to unite the world's bloggers in...

Bahamas: Crimes Against Tourists

Tourists are held at gunpoint, prompting Rick Lowe at Weblog Bahamas to ask: “What will the ramifications be to our tourist industry? How do we get this under control? Only...

India: Pedal For Rights And Climate Change Awareness

“The Green Ride is a 1400 km cycling tour taken up by an environmental network in Kerala, India”, informs Indian Climate Solutions Blog. The main focus of this tour scheduled...

Pakistan: Attacks In Lahore

Pakfactor reports on today's coordinated multiple militant attacks in Lahore targeting Pakistan’s police forces. Hasan Mubarak at Lahore Metblogs comments: “what makes all Pakistanis proud is the sacrifice of life...

Sri Lanka: Anonymity For The Scribes

Going Global writes an open letter to Sri Lankan journalists asking them to break free from media oppression and get the message across by writing in blogs anonymously.

Bangladesh: Article On War Criminals Censored

Following a legal complaint Guardian.co.uk has censored portion of an article by a Bangladeshi academic who wrote on the upcoming trial of war criminals in Bangladesh and an alleged war...

Trinidad & Tobago: Celebrations

This is a busy week for Trinidad and Tobago, according to Repeating Islands, as the country celebrates both Amerindian Heritage Week and the Hindu festival of Divali.

Trinidad & Tobago: Set Up?

Jumbie's Watch is “vex enough to fart fire” over developments in a court case involving the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, which he believes “was a set up designed to...

Caribbean: Celebrity Twitter

“Celebrities on Twitter; it’s the new fan mail – with direct, instant, and real-time contact”: Caribbean Public Relations has the scoop on how regional celebrities fare on the social networking...

Turks & Caicos: Hail To The Chief

The Turks and Caicos Islands has a new Chief Executive, whose appointment is “part of the much criticized British takeover of the T&C government following a corruption scandal.” Repeating Islands...

Trinidad & Tobago: Media & the People

“There is a growing seed of discontent that the government of Trinidad and Tobago has planted through its actions and lack of action. There are more people…being vocal through weblogs...

How the recession has affected motherhood

When the economies of world plummeted late last year, that “motherhood” would be a victim of the spiraling trend might not have been foremost in the minds of most. However,...

Cuba: Blog Marks First Anniversary

The Havana Times blog celebrates its first anniversary – Circles Robinson reflects on the accomplishments of the past year: “Contrary to what some might think, I didn’t ask anyone for...

Jamaica: Buju Meets With Gays

As controversial dancehall artist Buju Banton meets with gays in the U.S., Jamaica Salt thinks it's a step in the right direction, but adds: “I don’t think he’s ever going...

Safeguarding the world's cultural heritage

Many organisations working to preserve global cultural heritage - both tangible and intangible - have been using online media to support their efforts.

Puerto Rico: The National Strike (update)

Early this morning thousands of people began to flood the main avenues and highways of San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, as part of the national strike that aims...

Nepal: Bio-gas Revolution

In Nepal almost 87% of households depend on firewood as the primary energy source. However Biogas plants are emerging in Nepal in great numbers starting a green revolution.

USA: Native Americans exploitation in Sedona ‘sweat lodge’ deaths

Two people died and 19 were treated in hospital after attending a "Spiritual Warrior" sweat lodge session organized by self-help expert James Arthur Ray. Bloggers discuss the misappropriation of Native...

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