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8 February 2010

Stories from 8 February 2010

India: Death of a Prehistoric Language

The last speaker of the ancient Bo language, Boa Senior, has died in her native Andaman Islands (part of India) in February 2010. It's a vivid confirmation of last year's...

Tunisia: Censorship Again and Again!

More than ever before, censorship seems to become the rule in Tunisia. The last two weeks in the Tunisian blogosphere witnessed a war launched by Ammar (the nickname given to...

Announcing the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2010

We're delighted to announce the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2010! Our gathering takes place this year in the vibrant city of Santiago, Chile on May 6-7, 2010. Among the...

Haiti: Heroes

Bagay Dwol Journal is convinced that “Heroes are everywhere in Haiti, including the USNS.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Radio Face-Off

Underground Trini Artiste thinks that Facebook is the new radio.

Trinidad & Tobago: Robber Talk

Just in time for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, Pleasure interviews one of the festival's traditional characters, the Midnight Robber.

Trinidad & Tobago: Water Noir

“I find it baffling that, decades later, we have not figured out this whole water issue as yet. Water is, after all, essential for life. And while not strictly speaking...

Jamaica, Barbados, Haiti: Defending Haitians

In response to a statement that the arrival of Haitian refugees in Jamaica could be seen as a threat to public health, Long Bench republishes a Letter to the Editor...

St. Lucia, Jamaica, Haiti: Words Can Help

Want to write in solidarity for Haiti? St. Lucia-based Caribbean Book Blog and Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp have details.

Maldives: People First Language

Yafaau's blog, which logs the developmental progress of a child with Cerebral Palsy in Maldives, talks about People First Language, “a more respectful and accurate way of communicating” when discussing...

India: The Twitter Comedian

Patrix at Desipundit introduces to us Sagarika Ghose, the Indian Twitter Comedian.

Armenia: Illegal hunting on YouTube

bnamarduk [AM] posts a video on YouTube of what it alleges is illegal hunting in a nature reserve in Armenia. The same environmentalists posted another such video last year which...

Sri Lanka: Tamil Diaspora In India

Indrajit Samarajiva met a Sri Lankan in Bangalore, who happens to be a Tamil diaspora, and writes about him.

Nepal: Gun Culture On The Rise

Ujjwal Acharya at The Radiant Star informs – “thanks to the Maoists’ People’s War and the rise of armed groups in Terai along with the lack of impunity, the gunture...

Video: Peruvian Cuisine on the Net

Peruvian food is considered one of the most diverse foods in the world, due in part to the varied geography of the region, the blending of different cultures into iconic...

China: Education, critical thinking and creativity

C. Custer from ChinaGeek looks into the China education system and discusses its impact on young people.

China: Guilty or not guilty, that's the question

Xujun Eberlein from Inside-out China explains the reason behind Beijing lawyer Li Zhuang's decision to admit the crime of fabricating evidence in the China court.

China: Liu Xiaobo's final statement

China Law Prof blog posts Prof. David Kelly's translation of Chinese human rights dissident, Liu Xiabo's final statement: I have no enemies in his blog.

China: Upgrading a four star hotel

How to up-grade a four star hotel into a five star one? The answer is blowing it up and it can push up the China GDP as well. Here is...

Uruguay: Internet Spreads Carnival Around the World

Thanks to the internet and social media, the Uruguayan Carnival can be enjoyed by nationals living abroad and tourists who once fell in love with the forty-day celebration.

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