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9 February 2010

Stories from 9 February 2010

Mozambique: Have African people been ‘Cursed'?

Custódio Duma wonders whether Africans have been ‘cursed’, leading to servitude of black people worldwide. He mentions biblical perspectives and says [pt]: “It's from Africa that most resources that keep the capitalism...

Peru: Cusco Bloggers Cover the Rain Disaster

After two weeks of heavy rain and non-stop rainfall, and following floods of Cusco, Puno and Apurímac, the citizen media has thoroughly covered the disaster in South Peru.

Sri Lanka: Another Blunder

A Voice In Colombo thinks that the victorious Mahinda Rajapaksa's government had “created another chance for opposition to gain public sympathy” by arresting general Sarath Fonseka.

India: The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival Blog

An interesting panel discussion on the delicious variety of ‘Food Writing’ took place at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai, India. Read this and much more in The Kala...

Mongolia: “Khoomii doesn't belong to China”

On PetitionSpot, a new petition goes on to ask China officials to stop registering “Khoomii” or Mongolian throat singing in their Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity...

Trinidad & Tobago: Parenting & Carnival

“Yes carnival is here, the greatest show on earth. The music, the [mas], the freedom and…babies at fetes”: Media Callaloo is appalled at the irresponsibility of some of the parents...

Bahamas, Haiti: Birth Control

Sidney Sweeting at Weblog Bahamas shares his thoughts on birth control.

Trinidad & Tobago: Blood Test vs. Breathalyzer

KnowTnT.com takes issue with a point in the recent amendment to the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act: “Nowhere does it state that someone accused of being drunk can volunteer...

Trinidad & Tobago: Kiddies Carnival

A Caribbean Garden posts an array of photos from 2010 Kiddies Carnival celebrations in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago: Working for the Tourist Dollar?

The Liming House is incensed by a campaign from Virgin Atlantic designed to “help the Caribbean”: “Both Virgin and the Travel Foundation appear to think that the only opportunities for...

France: International Students in Paris Blog on Cité Babel

The International City of Paris houses a community of international students living and learning at French universities. Their blog and journal "Cité Babel" addresses issues related to identity, cultural exchanges,...

China: Let Feng Zhenghu come home, to jail time

After 92 days in Narita Airport, activist Feng Zhenghu has returned to Japan and is preparing for his ninth attempt to return home to China. Should he go? Illiberal members...

Iran: “Eight Iranian arrested in Copenhagen Denmark”

Oonvar Donya, Iranian blogger, says [fa] eight Iranian got arrested in Copenhagen, Denmark after they threw green paint at Iranian embassy. Watch the photos here.

China: #Tanzuoren – to be human

Chinese activist Tan Zuoren was sentenced to 5 year imprisonment and 3 year deprivation of political rights this morning (Feb 9) under the charge of inciting subversion of state power....

Arab World: Should the New York Times Reassign Ethan Bronner?

Over the past couple of weeks, a much-discussed topic in the broader Arab blogosphere has been a news story that broken by a member of the blogosphere itself. On January...

Bangladesh: How To Minimize Risk In Stock Trading

Kabir Ahmed at Bangladesh Corporate Blog discusses how to minimize risk in investing in the stock market.

Taiwan: Dark Marketing on Facebook

Mr. Friday on mmdays.com discusses how some people create fraudulent facebook fan page using photos of beautiful girls or logos of famous companies like MSN and Google(zh). The amount of...

[Podcast] Interview with Fabiano Angelico of Transparência Brasil

Fabiano Angelico of Transparência Brasil explains why transparency and accountability projects tend to focus on federal rather than state and local governments and points us to one innovative project in...

Costa Rica: Laura Chinchilla Elected First Woman President

Costa Ricans went to the polls on February 7th and elected Laura Chinchilla of the National Liberation Party, who will be the country's first woman president. Bloggers provide their opinions...

Venezuela: The Interrupted Hunger Strike of Franklin Brito

Venezuelan farmer Franklin Brito had been on a hunger strike, when he was taken to a military hospital against his will, while the government is questioning his mental state. His...

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