22 December 2009

Stories from 22 December 2009

El Salvador: The Role of the Media as Watchdogs

  22 December 2009

In El Salvador, Willian Marroquín writes about the role of the media as watchdogs for the new programs of the administration of President Mauricio Funes [es], including those from the Ministry of Education. He writes that hopefully the media would stop being ‘spokespersons’ for the government as had been the...

Peru: Deaths in Huancabamba Protests

  22 December 2009

Two residents of the Peruvian province of Huancabamba were killed during a recent protest against mining activity, and Caviar de Cianuro [es] writes about the recent investigation findings that they were shot in the back.

Bhutan: The Launch Of Drukpa

  22 December 2009

Jurmi Chhowing announces the launch of a new Bhutanese monthly news magazine, called “Drukpa”. He informs that: “the monthly magazine was born as discussion after discussion highlighted the lack of a proper bridge to gap the difference between all sections of our society.”

Pakistan: Negligence in Medicare

  22 December 2009

Sana Saleem at Mystified Justice discusses about the recent cases of negligence in medical service in Pakistan and urges everyone to be more vigilant.

Ethiopia: Meles Zenawi betrays Africa

  22 December 2009

Lucas Liganga writes about Ethiopian Prime Ministers's betrayal: “Unfortunately, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi who is the spokesman of Africa on climate change uncharacteristically teamed up with France and heavily doctored the African document, a move that shocked the African negotiators.”

Sri Lanka: Lesser Of Evils

  22 December 2009

The campaigns for the election in Sri Lanka are gearing up and Serendipity suggests to root for the leader, who has more experience in life rather than politics and who is the lesser of evils.

Copenhagen summit: Nepalese Ministers Miss The Point

  22 December 2009

The Nepalese cabinet held a meeting near Everest base camp days before Copenhagen summit to emphasize that effects of global warming on Nepal. However, bloggers are criticizing the bulky Nepalese ministers delegation to Copenhagen and questioning their effectiveness.

Bermuda: Gun Play

  22 December 2009

Bermudian bloggers weigh in on the island's recent criminal activity and the response by the government.

Trinidad & Tobago: Preserving Lion House

  22 December 2009

Repeating Islands reports that “the Lion House in Chaguanas [Trinidad], the ancestral home of the Capildeo family (maternal relatives of writer V. S. Naipaul)” has been nominated for the upcoming National Trust Heritage Preservation Awards.

Barbados, Jamaica: Economic Impact

  22 December 2009

“Jamaica's political leaders are looking down the barrel of a gun; or staring into an abyss; or stuck between a rock and hard place”: Living in Barbados says that “once again, solutions are being sought to the country's seemingly intractable economic problems.”

China: White-listing the Internet

  22 December 2009

DANWEI has translated the Beijing News’ report on the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)'s plan to white list websites on the Internet. More background can be found in GV advocacy: Online protest against CNNIC and White-listing the Internet.

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