5 February 2010

Stories from 5 February 2010

Pakistan: Beware Of The Nationalist Campaign

  5 February 2010

Sana Saleem at Mystified Justice comments on ‘Wake Up Pakistan’, a new nationalistic campaign spearheaded by Zaid Hamid targeting the youth: “Pakistan should wake up, but not to a new dawn of racism and bigotry.”

Pakistan: The Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Verdict

  5 February 2010

Teeth Maestro comments on the Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Verdict : “I and many Pakistanis may not actually like the overall decision, but we must draw the line. [..] Being a staunch believer in supremacy of judiciary we must accept this verdict, without possibly burning down the American Embassy in sheer...

Bangladesh: Slum Children For A Clean City

  5 February 2010

The students of the Dhaka Project, an organization which provides free education and health-care for slum children of Dhaka, participated in a community program called “lets clean Bangladesh” – reports the project blog.

Barbados: Dangerous Driving

  5 February 2010

Barbados Free Press reports on a traffic death charge that took 11 years to reach to trial: “Meanwhile the accused…racked up almost two hundred traffic convictions and up until yesterday was still driving on our roads and endangering our friends and loved ones.”

Jamaica: Athletes of the Decade

  5 February 2010

YardFlex.com reports that Usain Bolt and Veronica Campbell-Brown are “the only Jamaican and Caribbean athletes” who made the prestigious Track and Field News magazine's Athletes of the Decade list.

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Wisdom of Children

  5 February 2010

“I learned that children are naturally giving and spontaneous and if we are not willing to accept some of the ‘wild energy’ of our children and if we continue to treat our schools as warehouses, then we should be prepared to accept the death of their imagination”: Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey...

Bangladesh: BRAC In Pakistan

  5 February 2010

Malik Rashid at BRAC Blog describes how BRAC, the Bangladeshi NGO, is teaching children in the town of Haripur in North West Frontier Province (NWFP) in Pakistan.

Taiwan: Blogger meets with former President

  5 February 2010

Blogger Ben Goren describes his meeting with Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), the former President of Taiwan, in the Tucheng Detention Centre. Chen has been in detention for over a year while on trial for corruption related charges.

Laos: 450 Year Road

  5 February 2010

The 450 Year Road in Laos is now 80 percent complete. The road is built to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Vientiane as capital of the country.

Ukraine: Yanukovych Campaign Ad in Crimean Tatar

  5 February 2010

LJ user indrih posts a copy of Victor Yanukovych's campaign ad in the Crimean Tatar language and explains (RUS): “Next to Yanukovych's last name are the words ‘light’ and ‘kindness,’ next to Tymoshenko's last name – ‘darkness’ and ‘evil.’ ‘This is the difference between them,’ is written underneath this comparative...

Ukraine: Changes to Election Law

  5 February 2010

Foreign Notes comments on the last minute changes to election law in Ukraine: “It seems to me any attempts to change the rules half way through any competition, even sporting, should be treated with the greatest of suspicion.”

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