14 January 2010

Stories from 14 January 2010

Azerbaijan: Selective Law

  14 January 2010

Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines comments on the selective application of the law in Azerbaijan and uses the example of imprisoned video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli to illustrate its point.

Azerbaijan: Baku pogroms

  14 January 2010

The Armenian Observer comments on the twentieth anniversary of the pogrom of Armenians in Baku at the beginning of the conflict with Armenia over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh. Between 48 and 66 people were killed as a result of the bloody ethnic tensions which would later erupt into...

Bangladesh: Traffic Jam And The Prime Minister

  14 January 2010

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh saw a huge traffic jam as many roads were closed because the Prime Minister was greeted by supporters as she returned from her India trip. Nazrul Islam at Sachalayatan says [bn] “Dear Prime Minister, if paralyzing the city is the measure of your popularity then...

Pakistan: Traffic Jam And The President

  14 January 2010

Binary Zero at Lahore Metblogs informs that Lahore is seeing more traffic jams as the President is in the town and his supporters are clogging the streets. The blogger gives some tips to avoid the traffic.

Sri Lankan Presidential Elections: The Heat Is On

  14 January 2010

As the date of presidential election approaches in Sri Lanka, the campaigns have grown intense and the heat can also be felt in the Sri Lankan blogosphere. Many bloggers are rallying behind their candidates and are engaging in strong debates with detailed analysis.

Caribbean: Helping Haiti

  14 January 2010

Bloggers around the Caribbean react to the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. Some appeal to the public to support relief efforts; others scrutinise how Caribbean governments and media have responded to the crisis facing the Haitian populace.

Why Malaysians are migrating?

  14 January 2010

The number of Malaysians who are migrating to other countries is increasing. The Other Malaysia provides a historical and political analysis to this phenomenon.

Haiti: Destruction in Jacmel

  14 January 2010

“Prayers are needed all throughout Haiti. This is not over yet. We are still getting tremors constantly”: First-hand reports of the earthquake from Cody, a blogger in Jacmel, here and here, while Repeating Islands laments the “widespread destruction and loss of life in the beautiful coastal town.”

Bahamas, Haiti: Where is the Love?

  14 January 2010

“The headlines of our foremost newspapers…rather than forcing us Bahamians to shake our deep, deep prejudices against our closest neighbours…instead reinforce our prejudices and our fears”: Nicolette Bethel says that some of her compatriots are not demonstrating enough compassion for Haiti.

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