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3 April 2010

Stories from 3 April 2010

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Guatemala: The Colorful Sights of Holy Week

  3 April 2010

Holy Week, which is celebrated the week before Easter, is an eagerly anticipated time in Guatemala. With colorful religious traditions and the abundance of typical foods, local bloggers have been experiencing the sights, sounds, and smells of Holy Week.

Lebanon: Special Tribunal Monitor

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon Monitor is a blog of the Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH) which publishes daily press reviews, UN documents and similar information related to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon that was set up to try those involved in the assassination of former prime minister Rafic...

Lebanon: Who's the Pervert

Ibrahim Arab writes about the stunned reaction by the Arab youth to the news that Ricky Martin is a homosexual, using the Arabic word شاذ which means pervert or not normal. He comments “your perversion, Ricky Martin, is more merciful than our perversion,” pointing to issues of injustice and crimes...

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Lebanon: ArabNet discussed the future of Arabic web in English

Arabnet 2010 is a tech conference that was held in Beirut recently. While many of the participants considered it a success, there was a major criticism that kept people talking and writing about it days after the conference was concluded. The problem was that while the conference supposedly focuses on Arabic web it adopted English as its official language and the website, discussions, and presentations were all in English.

Music With A Message – New Music Videos from Tibet

  3 April 2010

The blog translation project High Peaks Pure Earth has recently focused on “music with a message” by translating the lyrics of Tibetan songs from music videos that have been uploaded onto the internet. On March 10 this year, the blog presented a hip hop video titled “New Generation” by the...

Pakistan: Energy Saving Bulbs

  3 April 2010

Deeda-e-Beena at All Things Pakistan blog informs that to tackle the recent energy crisis, the Pakistan government has decided to import 30 million energy saver bulbs for reportedly ‘free’ distribution.

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Colombia: South American Games a Success

  3 April 2010

The 9th version of the South American Games was recently held in Medellín, Colombia with the participation of athletes across the continent. Many local residents felt that the Games were a success and they hope for similar events in the future.

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