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18 February 2010

Stories from 18 February 2010

Armenia: Homophobia Hall of Shame

Following even more examples of homophobia in the media in Armenia, Unzipped: Gay Armenia has started a Homophobia Hall of Shame. In the first new posting for the list, the...

Armenia: Eurovision blog

Despite the controversy following Sunday's national song contest to determine Armenia's entry into this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway, still lingering, the successful entrant, Eva Rivas, has launched...

Russia: More People Watch Video Online

Russian Internet TV daily audience grew 45 percent since last year and now consists of 1.39 million people watching TV programs online, “RUmetrika” reported.

Bahamas, Haiti: Migration Debate

“The level of ignorance, fear and hate-mongering surrounding the Haitian migration to the Bahamas is astounding – especially when one considers the fact that Africans living in Haiti achieved the...

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Beyonce & Beyond

B.C. Pires shares a humourous perspective on the Beyonce concert, happening later today in Trinidad.

Cuba: Educational Autonomy

“In these two years since Raul Castro came to power, expulsions for ideological reasons have continued – and are on an upward course – in the centers of higher education”:...

Jamaica: Honouring Nettleford

Tallawah notes that “the University of the West Indies (UWI) is set to establish The Rex Nettleford Foundation for Caribbean Cultural and Social Studies” in honour of its late Vice-Chancellor...

Japan: A Typical Day

Matt Alt translated a diagram that shows the exaggerated schedules of a “normal” person versus that of a “NEET” (Not Employed, in Education, or Training).

US Bloggers On The Case Of Kidnapping Haitian Orphans

As Haiti slowly treads on the path to recovery and rebuilding, there is a sense of renewed concern for the countries children - especially the orphans. US bloggers react on...

Uganda: Pastor show gay porn in church

“A pastor seeking to bolster Uganda’s anti-gay laws which already make homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment screened gay porn in a packed Kampala church Wednesday in a bid to drum...

Ghana: The music of Koo Nimo

Listen to Ghanaian guitarist Koo Nimo: “Ghana’s guitar treasure Koo Nimo has the air, it’s been well said, of an “Ashanti Segovia, proud of his heritage and of the instrument...

Ghana: Model oaf African Self-Sufficiency

Part III of Chris Lydon podcast series, Ghana Speaking: “We are making the full village rounds here in Aburanza, near Cape Coast, with a strong-minded, strong-willed modern chief. From furniture...

Africa: Is Anglophone African Literature foreign?

“Is Anglophone African Literature foreign literature?,” Kenyan blogger Keguro asks: “What makes literature “foreign”? And how does the designation “African” function?”

Kenya: Church abuses need to be investigated

Njamba discussses church abuses in Kenya: “The Catholic church in Kenya needs to be Investigated of sexual abuses. I know of Cases in Githunguri Diocese where a priest Impregnated two...

India: Media May Boycott IPL 2010

South Asia Fair informs that Indian news channels and media “have decided to boycott the 3rd edition of the Indian Premier League 2010 after both parties failed to reach a...

Bangladesh: A Documentary On A Trans-gender Teenager

Canadian filmmakers Sébastien Rist and Aude Leroux-Lévesque writes in their blog about the making of “Call Me Salma”, a documentary on a Bangladeshi trans-gender teenager. Here is a trailer of...

India: 3G Disaster

“We should have had 3G services in India 3-4 years ago. But we took a detour to giving more 2.5G licenses since that could enrich the powers that make decisions...

Kenya: TV presenter in cult claims controversy

“Nairobi is buzzing with news of a TV news anchor who denounced her family, dumped her fiance and quit her job thanks to a US televangelists who gave orders via...

Japan: Iceland from a Japanese viewpoint

hey11pop published pictures of the breathtaking Icelandic landscape taken during the blogger's last trip in the region.

Japan: Sapporo Snow Festival 2010

At Pinktentacle some pictures of the amazing snow sculptures realized and exhibited at the Sapporo Snow Festival (in the northern island of Hokkaido).

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