9 April 2010

Stories from 9 April 2010

Bangladesh: Women Must Not Be Forced To Wear Veils

  9 April 2010

Shamim Ashraf at Straight from Bangladesh informs about a recent court ruling in Bangladesh which asserts that “none can force women, working at public and private educational institutions, to wear veils or cover their heads against their wills.”

Jamaica: Water Crisis

  9 April 2010

Labrish links to a YouTube video of Jamaica's Hermitage Dam, calling it “an impassioned plea for action from Jamaica's citizens to stand up and take this [water] crisis seriously, and for the government and opposition to act responsibly.”

Taiwan: WhereCamp Taipei

  9 April 2010

Schee of Hopendata project announces on the project blog(zh) that WhereCamp Taipei is to be held on April 10th in Taipei. This is a an unofficial follow-up event of Where 2.0 conference. Schee and the two other speakers will talk about recent popular Augmented Reality apps and Location-based services.

Kyrgyzstan: The “Archived” Revolution

On April 6th, Kyrgyzstan was hit by mass protests which eventually led to the overthrow of the government as well as many deaths. While the internet did not play a major role in mobilizing the protests, it has been used to document what happened in detail.

China: New calls for Hu Jia's release on medical grounds

  9 April 2010

Amid fears that imprisoned blogger and activist Hu Jia‘s medical condition might have worsened with the development of cancer, academics Ai Xiaoming and Cui Weiping have launched an Internet petition calling for Hu's release on humanitarian and medical grounds.

Paraguay: Naturalization of Foreign Footballers

  9 April 2010

There is a wave of naturalizations of foreign footballers in Paraguay, enabling them to play on the National Team. Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] does not agree with this, and also notes that there many other foreigners who want to put their immigration documents in order and must pay bribes...

Uruguay: Praise for Tupamaros During Venezuela Visit

  9 April 2010

Much to the dismay of blogger from Qué pasa Uruguay? [es], that during Uruguayan President José Mujica's visit to Venezuela, President Hugo Chávez praised the Tupamaros, the Uruguayan guerrilla group from the 1960s and 70s, of which Mujica was a member.

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