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18 February 2010

Stories from 18 February 2010

Armenia: Homophobia Hall of Shame

  18 February 2010

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 blog details the homophobia of the head of one major local radio station and advises international donors to choose wisely...

Armenia: Eurovision blog

  18 February 2010

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 a blog to accompany her bid at http://eva-rivas.livejournal.com/.

Bahamas, Haiti: Migration Debate

  18 February 2010

“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 first successful slave revolt in history against one of the world's most advanced nations”: Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit weighs...

Cuba: Educational Autonomy

  18 February 2010

“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”: Generation Y blogs about evictions in Cuban universities.

Jamaica: Honouring Nettleford

  18 February 2010

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 Emeritus.

Japan: A Typical Day

  18 February 2010

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).

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US Bloggers On The Case Of Kidnapping Haitian Orphans

  18 February 2010

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 the news of the missionaries charged with kidnapping Haitian orphans.

Uganda: Pastor show gay porn in church

  18 February 2010

“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 up support,” writes Frethought Kampala.

Ghana: The music of Koo Nimo

  18 February 2010

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 he has adopted.” He also reminds you immediately of the cellist Yo-Yo Ma.”

Ghana: Model oaf African Self-Sufficiency

  18 February 2010

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 works to dress-making class to palm-nut oil pots, Dr. Kofi Sam is barking out variations on his evangelical theme…”

India: Media May Boycott IPL 2010

  18 February 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 consensus for their differences.”

India: 3G Disaster

  18 February 2010

“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 by a few billion dollars,” informs Indian blogger and entrepreneur Rajesh Jain.

Japan: Sapporo Snow Festival 2010

  18 February 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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Russia: Bloggers Remember Rock Legend

RuNet Echo  18 February 2010

In February, Russian bloggers celebrated a sad date. Ilya Kormiltsev, one of Russia’s most talented and controversial poets and songwriters, died of spine cancer three years ago. Kormiltsev’s death became the first and the most publicized death on the Russian Internet.

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