12 January 2010

Stories from 12 January 2010

Bangladesh: Living Dangerously

  12 January 2010

Asif Saleh and Jyoti Rahman at Unheard Voice criticizes the actions of India’s trigger happy Border Security Force (BSF), who are responsible for a number of death of Bangladeshis each year.

Bhutan: Everything Is Cheap In Phuentsholing

  12 January 2010

Penstar describes about Phuntsoling, the shopping paradise of Bhutan: “Everything comes cheap here. Garments are cheap. Utensils are cheap. Culinary items are cheap. Trust is cheap. Faith is cheap. Dignity is cheap. Human life is cheap. Quality of goods is cheap.”

‘Nepali’ not ‘Nepalese’

  12 January 2010

XNepali blog argues that the ‘Nepalese’ should be addressed as ‘Nepali’. The blogger also created a Facebook group titled “Say no to ‘Nepalese’”.

Sri Lanka: Election Violence

  12 January 2010

Centre for Monitoring Election Violence posts a video interview which discusses the news that supporters of Presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka were attacked resulting death of one person and many were injured.

Pakistan: Battling for Hearts and Minds

  12 January 2010

Kalsoom at CHUP -Changing Up Pakistan discusses the strategy of the Pakistani security forces who are battling for hearts and minds “with a campaign that vilifies the enemy and sways potential Taliban sympathizers.”

Cuba: Bloggers’ Risk

  12 January 2010

“Some years ago I read a study by the UN International Labor Organization in which they reported the profession of journalist as the second riskiest in the entire world…the study was done in the nineties, when there were, as yet, no bloggers”: Generation Y reports from Cuba.

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: CLICO Questions

  12 January 2010

“The issue of the collapse of the CL Financial and CLICO house of cards has dropped off the radar for Barbados Prime Minister Thompson and the Bajan media”, but Barbados Free Press is glad that Trinidadian blogger Afra Raymond is asking some questions.

Iraq/Saudia Arabia: The Clerics War

  12 January 2010

Saudi-Iraqi relations have plummeted to a new low following remarks by Saudi Sunni cleric Mohammad al-Ureifi against Iraqi Shia Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani during a Friday prayer sermon. Bloggers react to the development in this round up by Tarek Amr.

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