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9 March 2010

Stories from 9 March 2010

Poland: Ryszard Kapuściński – Fiction or ‘Non-Fiction'?

A discussion of the newest book about the life and work of journalist Ryszard Kapuściński has reached the UK, the United States and other regions of the world. Sylwia Presley...

Chile: Mapuche Communities Affected by Earthquake

After the February 27 earthquake in Chile, the media and the government have faced strong criticism for their lack of coverage and support for the small Mapuche indigenous communities closest...

Russia: Blogger's Video Leads to Punishment of Policeman

A blogger posted a video address about a policeman who stopped regular cars on the Moscow belt-road to create a “live barrier” and stop an alleged criminal's car. In less...

Voci Globali: Global Voices and La Stampa

A new collaboration between Italian newspaper La Stampa and Global Voices is showing promise for the inclusion of more curated and translated citizen media in mainstream news.

Liberia: Confusion about the cause of violence in Lofa County

Violence erupted in the towns of Voinjama and Zorzor in Liberia last week. There are conflicting reports about the cause of the conflict in which four people died. While the...

Bangladesh: An Emerging Hub Of Online Jobs

RealTime Bangladesh quotes a recent report to inform that Bangladesh is becoming an emerging hub of online jobs in the world.

India: Barcamp Kerala

Kenney Jacob informs that BarCamp Kerala (8), the biggest and coolest technology related event in Kerala state of India, will be held in Thiruvalla town on March 28th, 2010.

China: Left critique of liberal calls for hukou reform

On March 1, 13 major newspapers issued a joint call to the NPC & CPPCC to reform the hukou (household registration) system. The Chinese leftist, however, considered the real intention...

Taiwan: Construction of ethnic identity

Taiwan in Cycles comments on how a man's choice to identify himself by saying, “I am not an Aborigine!” reveals about the construction of ethnic identities in Taiwan.

Azerbaijan: Youth, human rights and the Blogosphere

HumanRightsUN posts a video of part of the presentation made by Ruslan Asadov, co-founder of the OL! Azerbaijani Youth Movement [AZ/EN], at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights, Tolerance and...

Nigeria: Jos erupts in violence again

In Jos, conflict seems to recur in ever-narrowing cycles: deadly riots rocked the city in 1994, 2001, 2008, and, not even two months ago, in January 2010. The current conflict...

Suriname: Chocolate Art

Paramaribo SPAN highlights the work of artist Ellen Ligteringen, whose “project involves an installation of objects and an element of public performance, but it is also a process of investigation.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Astounded by Hart says of the Calder Hart issue: “It simply astounds me that it took so long and got so far out of control. A Prime Minister defends a man 45...

Cuba: Through the Looking Glass

Generation Y blogs about a form of TV reporting in Cuba “that emulates the saga of ‘Big Brother'”, saying: “Unfortunately for the crude producers of this kind of reality show,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Pone!

“Not a pudding, not a cake, but something somewhere in between”: posts a mouth-watering recipe for cassava pone.

Bermuda: Green Paper

Bermudian bloggers discuss the country's Green Paper on gaming.

Egypt: How living in Egypt has changed her life

Karishma Pais, an expat living in Egypt, wrote a nice blog post about how her experience with living in Egypt has changed her life.

UAE: Twenty seven million flowers

Seabee shares his thoughts after Dubai Municipality said they planted 27n million flowering plants in Dubai last year.

Saudi Arabia: Why KASP is Flawed

Saudi Jeans comments on why he thinks the King Abdullah Scholarships Program (KASP) is flawed, despite sending more than 70,000 Saudi students to many different countries around the world to...

India: Women's Bill Stirs Up A Hornet's Nest

There was a pandemonium in the upper house of the Parliament of India (the Rajya Sabha) when a controversial Women's Reservation bill from more than a decade ago, was re-introduced...

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