1 April 2010

Stories from 1 April 2010

Global Voices Unofficial Mascot Feared Lost

1 April 2010

Unidentified sources have questioned whether a certain furry yellow creature will make an appearance at the Global Voices Summit in Santiago, or whether the neon creature has in fact been lost and replaced with an look-alike impostor.

Bangladesh: The Cost Of The Truth

  1 April 2010

“It costs the efforts of many to deliver a piece of truth to the masses,” comments Mehedi Rahman on the recent verdict of the Bangladesh supreme court to reopen the censored photo exhibition titled “crossfire“, which depicts the extra-judicial killings in the country.

Bahamas: Building Art

  1 April 2010

“The artists will convert 15 buildings on the current eyesore list into splashes of color depicting Bahamian themes”: Repeating Islands reports that the Bahamas will be transforming “more than a dozen historic and prominent downtown buildings into vibrant works of art.”

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: The Law is an Ass?

  1 April 2010

“I was pleasantly surprised to learn that over the weekend a ‘Donkey Wedding’ was held in a North Leeward village…the groom was forced to make an honest ‘lady’ of the buxom donkey with whom he allegedly had sexual relations. Some friends have scoffed at it calling it village silliness”: St....

Trinidad & Tobago: Zoo Lander

  1 April 2010

“I am always hesitant to go to a zoo, since I always feel that animals should be kept on reserves if not in their natural habitat. That being said, I liked the way that this zoo used the natural landscape, working around the trees and hills to create the enclosures...

Guyana, U.S.A.: Identity

  1 April 2010

Diaspora blogger Signifyin’ Guyana has a message for the U.S. Census Bureau – she's “G-U-Y-A-N-A-A-F-R-O-C-A-R-I-B-B-E-A-N!”

China: Corruption Museum Seeking Nominations

  1 April 2010

A museum of corruption is planned in the southwest province of Sichuan, China Daily reported, citing from a local paper. The museum is seeking nominations from netizens of the 100 most corrupt officials in the last century. The project is first suggested on the microblog of Fan Jianchuan, founder of...

Vietnam: Online attacks vs critics

  1 April 2010

Google and McAfee reported that cyberattacks targeting critics of bauxite mining in Vietnam could be coming from forces which are close to the government of Vietnam.

Lebanon: Organizing Blogging

Hanibaael posts an article in Arabic in which the blogger gives a short account of the history of blogging in Lebanon and the current attempt to organize Lebanese bloggers into formal group called “Lebloggers”.

Lebanon: Salwa against sexual harassment

Lebanese Liliane reports on IndyACT's launching of a new comic campaign – “The Adventures of Salwa” – which aims to combat all forms of sexual harassment and abuse against children, girls, and women, especially after incidence have increased drastically.

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