8 February 2010

Stories from 8 February 2010

India: Death of a Prehistoric Language

  8 February 2010

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 report from UNESCO, warning that 2,500 languages are at risk of disappearing.

Tunisia: Censorship Again and Again!

  8 February 2010

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 the Tunisian censorship apparatus), who has been censoring blogs arbitrarily. Bloggers rally in support of their 'blocked' colleagues.

Announcing the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2010

  8 February 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 highlights of the proceedings will be the announcement of the winners of the Breaking Borders award, a new prize created by Google and Global Voices.

Haiti: Heroes

  8 February 2010

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

Trinidad & Tobago: Water Noir

  8 February 2010

“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 relevant, it is certainly ironic that we also live on an island”: Tattoo suggests that “they should make a film...

Jamaica, Barbados, Haiti: Defending Haitians

  8 February 2010

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 that he wrote: “Haitian refugees are not criminals, and should not be treated by citizens or represented in the media...

Maldives: People First Language

  8 February 2010

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 people with disabilities.

Armenia: Illegal hunting on YouTube

  8 February 2010

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 resulted in the dismissal of those involved.

Nepal: Gun Culture On The Rise

  8 February 2010

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 (gun culture) is on the rise in Nepali society.”

Video: Peruvian Cuisine on the Net

  8 February 2010

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 dishes and the way in which ancient recipes are still being interpreted and adapted in modern cooking.  In this post,...

China: Upgrading a four star hotel

  8 February 2010

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 the Chinese report. Photos and brief English explanation is in ESWN.

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