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25 February 2010

Stories from 25 February 2010

Dominican Republic: Colorful Characters of Carnival

Carnival celebrations in the Dominican Republic begin in February and are characterized by colorful characters that are the main attraction in festivities across the island.

Egypt: Cats can wink too

Egyptian blogger Tarek Amr (ar) winked at a cat and it winked back at him.

Trinidad & Tobago: J'ouvert!

“To me J’ouvert is the purest form of Trinidad ‘mas there is, right up there with ole ‘mas and the long, oft drawn out pre-soca calypso from the tents”: Gilberte's...

Global: Concerns About Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

The last meeting of negotiations for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has provoked the protest of online communities against both its content and the circumstances of their negotiations

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana: Rights of LGBT

gspottt has its eyes on developments in Guyana regarding the filing of “a constitutional challenge to a law criminalising ‘crossdressing’ in that country’s high court.”

Barbados, Haiti: Survival

“One of the things that has stuck out for most of us as we look on at the struggle in Haiti after the quake is that people have to go...

Bermuda: Southlands

Bermudian bloggers discuss the issue of Southlands, which involves the government's plans to develop a green site.

Guyana: Spam You!

Guyana-Gyal says that spam is a four letter word.

Nigeria: Nigerian author nominated for Commonwealth Writers Prize

A Nigerian author published by a Kenyan has been nominated for Best Book in the 2010 Commonwealth Writers Prize.

D.R of Congo: Two closest capital cities in the world

Solo Kinshasa writes about Brazzaville and Kinshasa, two closest capital cities in the world. S

Rwanda: Controversy surrounding opposition candidate

This is Africa discusses Victoire Ingabire, the Rwandese opposition candidate who has been “the target of a relentless campaign of intimidation and perfidious perfidy, no doubt engineered by the ruling...

South Africa: Mr Gay World 2010 is a South African blogger

Mr. Gay World 2010 has been won by Charl van den Berg, a 28-year-old South African restaurant manager. He uses his blog to thank Nelson Mandela, his sponsors and supporters.

Cuba: Hunger Striker Dies in Havana Prison

The death of the first Cuban political prisoner to die on hunger strike since 1972 is eliciting a combination of speechlessness and outrage on the web.

Vietnam: Dad asks netizens to help find missing daughter

A Vietnamese dad has been searching for his missing daiughter for 15 years. He had gone to various places to look for his daughter. Last month, he created a website...

Macau: Alternative public sphere

Chong from interlocals has a summary of a local research on the development of online alternative public sphere in Macau.

Bangladesh: Hail Storm In Dhaka City

Yesterday a hail storm swept through Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and Ehab caught all the actions with photographs.

Macedonia: Grassroots Effort to Preserve Folk Music Online

Appreciation of folk music has been a distinguishing feature of the Macedonian culture, and thanks to selfless efforts of one dedicated blogger it spreads through the blogosphere, too.

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