9 March 2010

Stories from 9 March 2010

Chile: Mapuche Communities Affected by Earthquake

  9 March 2010

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 to the epicenter. Mapuche leaders have called out for international aid.

India: Barcamp Kerala

  9 March 2010

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

  9 March 2010

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 of the call is the privatization of rural farmland. More from The China Study Group.

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 Democracy. One of the other co-founders of OL!, video blogging youth activist Adnan Hajizade, is currently in prison on what...

Nigeria: Jos erupts in violence again

  9 March 2010

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 is said to have begun in reprisal for the destruction that occurred in January, and, like the previous riots, has been fought along sectarian lines.

Suriname: Chocolate Art

  9 March 2010

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

  9 March 2010

KnowTnT.com 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 times. And it astounds me that the Opposition was so deeply involved with its collective pants around its ankles that...

Cuba: Through the Looking Glass

  9 March 2010

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, the technology in the hands of citizens has started to make the walls around our lives transparent as well.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Pone!

  9 March 2010

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

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 continue their higher education.

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

  9 March 2010

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 by the ruling UPA government on March 8th - International Women's Day. Netizens in India are divided on the issue.

Pakistan: Perils Of Having Dark Skin

  9 March 2010

Maria Saadat, who runs a South Asian beauty blog, guest blogs at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan. She writes about the obsession of Pakistanis for fairer skin and the stigma related to having a darker shade of skin.

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