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18 December 2009

Stories from 18 December 2009

Haiti: Marching for Aristide

Repeating Islands reports that “supporters of former Haitian President and liberation theologian Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched through Port-au-Prince…this week calling for his return from exile and protesting his [Fanmi Lavalas] party’s...

Trinidad & Tobago: Climate Responsibility

Blogging from Trinidad, Coffeewallah says of the climate change talks: “In Copenhagen world leaders debate over what they will and will not sign, but truthfully, it is all about commerce...

Trinidad & Tobago: Poor Packaging

Trinidad and Tobago's This Beach Called Life is livid that a brand of silicone is being sold in bottles best known for packaging a popular children's soft drink: “I have...

Jamaica: Stealing Christmas

“Instead of being merry and enjoying the upcoming season, Jamaicans have been plunged into a solemn mood, by a picture painted with more hardship for the poor and the struggling...

Jamaica: Shock Over Buju

Annie Paul republishes a Facebook post by Sarah Manley about why Buju Banton is Jamaica: “After reading this you will hopefully understand better why this country is reeling with shock...

Uganda: Can the media force a country to mourn?

Can the media force a country to mourn? This it the main question that the Ugandan journalist and blogger, Rosebell Kagumire, raised in a lively conversation that took place on...

Morocco: Another Blogger Imprisoned

On Monday, December 14th, Blogger Bashir Hazzam and Internet cafe owner Abdullah Boukhou were sentenced to four months and one year, respectively plus a fine of MAD 500 (USD 63)...

Sri Lanka: UTHR Report On The War Against The LTTE discusses the University Teachers Human Rights Association of Jaffna (UTHR) report on the war against the LTTE in Sri Lanka. It says that none of the sides cared about...

Bangladesh: Ideal Man & Woman

Opshori lists the main stereotypes of ideal Bangladeshi men & women.

Guatemala: The Film ‘Puro Mula’ Awarded at Havana Festival

Filmed in Guatemala, the movie 'Puro Mula' was recently awarded at Havana Film Festival. It is one of the works from the collective Best Picture System, which brings together artists...

Bhutan: Salary Increase For MPs Is Wrong

Bhutanese blogger at Whatever Matters! thinks that the decision to raise salaries of Bhutanese parliamentarians is wrong; especially in these dire times.

Sri Lanka: Evidence Of War Crimes

A new debate on the war crime allegations against Sri Lankan army has surfaced as the former army chief and presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka had mentioned that he knew that...

Decisive Period For South Asia

Jay at Desicritics explains that 2010-2011 will be a crucial Period for South Asia.

Ecuador: Debates Over New Communication Law

In Ecuador, there is an ongoing debate about a proposed Communication Law, which would require practicing journalists to hold degrees, require journalists to reveal sources, and other changes. Opponents are...

Iran:Twitter hacked by ‘Iranian Cyber Army’

Twitter was hacked overnight by so called Iranian Cyber Army. Neersy tweeted [fa] that this group is a pro Islamic State one and its mission is attacking green movement's (opposition)...

Russia: “Anti-crisis” is Word of The Year

Three most popular words dominated Russian society in 2009 according to a well-known “Word of the Year” contest on Those words are “antikrizisniy” (anti-crisis), “zomboyashik” (zombie-box) as a description...

Video: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Videos and activists observed the International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers, and here are some videos related to their efforts in ensuring rights to Sex Workers.

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