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10 February 2010

Stories from 10 February 2010

Ukraine: “Idealism” vs “Practical Concerns”

Natalia Antonova comments on the outcome of the Ukrainian presidential election: “The way I see it, people who urge Ukrainian voters to lay aside petty practical concerns and see the...

Open Video: Worldwide Wireside chat with Lawrence Lessig

What is fair use, how does copyright fit into the digital age and how can commentary, teaching, remixing and research with video be freely developed? Tune in on February 25th...

Ukraine: From “Street Children” to “Adult Bums”

Scenes from the Sidewalk writes about the situation with street children in Ukraine: “It is even worse if they are over seventeen as at that point they are no longer...

Belarus: Cartoon on New Internet Regulations

A cartoon commentary on the newly-introduced Internet regulations in Belarus: “On the Internet, nobody knows you are a dog… unless you live in Belarus.”

Russia: Interview With Nina Khrushcheva, Part 2

A second installment of the video interview with Dr. Nina Khrushcheva – at Robert Amsterdam's blog. (Part 1 is here.)

Ukraine: Protests Against Sergei Bratkov's Art

IZO writes about protests against Sergei Bratkov's current show at Pinchuk Art Center and posts a YouTube video of one of the protests, as well as a note with the...

Iran: Green Movement Readying for February 11 Protests

Iran's Green Movement is ready to defy the Iranian regime with protests once again - this time during the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution on 11 Februrary (22 Bahman).

Russia: Pictures and Videos of Arctic Winter

Russian traveler Dan Kislov (a.k.a. LJ user nub1an) posted [RUS] a video and pictures of the Nenetsky Autonomous District [EN], one of the most perspective oil and gas provinces in...

Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago: Cocoa Tea & Dry Season

Grenada's Free Spirit is preparing to make cocoa tea, while Trinidad's My Chutney Garden is thinking of plants that thrive in Xeric environments due to “the beginning of an uncharacteristically...

Bermuda: Not Feeling the Love

Bermudian bloggers weigh in on the island's “Love Festival”.

Guyana: Rodney Film

Signifyin’ Guyana is inspired by “Guyanese filmmaker Clairmont Chung's W.A.R. Stories, a documentary on the life, activism, and death of Dr. Walter Rodney.”

Haiti: Relief Efforts & Dangers

Almost a month after the earthquake, which ravaged a significant portion of public facilities and private buildings in Port-au-Prince and nearby cities, French-speaking bloggers discuss the different realities of people...

India: Mahalakshmi Derby

Anand Rao at Mind Sparks posts some pictures of the Mahalakshmi Derby in Mumbai with interesting captions.

Nepal: The Nepali Congress Is In A Mess

Nepa.li reports that the Nepali congress is in disarray because of lackluster leadership.

Nepal: Ex-King Breaks Taboo

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports that: “Nepal’s deposed king Gyanendra himself has broken a centuries-old taboo by attending a religious fair in a town till now considered...

Pakistan: PTA Blocks President's ‘Shut-Up’ Video

YouTube.com recently faced intermittent reports of irregular inaccessibility across various ISP's in Pakistan. It turned out that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had placed an URL-specific ban on one particular video...

Dominican Republic: Leones Win Caribbean Baseball Series

After recent dominance by other teams in the Winter Baseball League in the Dominican Republic, the Leones del Escogido captured their first league title since 1992. They also moved onto...

Haiti: Tuesdays go by and look alike

In a post entitled “Tuesdays go by and look alike” Potoprincipe [Fr] blogs about the collapse on Tuesday, Feb. 9th of one of the biggest supermarkets in Port-au-Prince, trapping an...

Bangladesh: Questions For Climate Organizers

Anirvan Chatterjee, a tech geek from San Francisco, has five questions for Bangladeshi climate organizers. Read the answers here.

Japan: Learning the art of diplomacy from a mobster

Blogger at U-SUKE's tumblr says [ja] he learnt the art of diplomacy from a former mobster. This the yakuza's advice: “During negotiations, you know, the one who looses his temper...

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