11 April 2010

Stories from 11 April 2010

Poland: Online Grief After 10.04.2010

  11 April 2010

Sylwia Presley reports that all major Polish online news portals, social media services, governmental websites and portals of Polish organizations abroad have changed their color palettes to gray, black and white to express unity with the nation's grief.

Bangladesh: Bangla Blogs At The BOBS – Meet Ali Mahmed

  11 April 2010

Bangla (Bengali) language blogs have been included for the first time in the Deutsche Welle's 2010 BOBS awards. We have interviewed Ali Mahmed (Shuvo), a leading nominee for the best of the Bangla blogs category, to learn about his blogging and the blogging scene in Bangladesh.

Russia: Reactions to the Polish Tragedy

RuNet Echo  11 April 2010

April 10, 2010, the day that should have started a new era in the Russian-Polish relations, brought tragic news instead. Airplane with the highest Polish establishment on board crashed in the Smolensk forest. The reaction of the Russian blogosphere was divided as usual when it comes to the Russian-Polish relations.

Zambia: Election 2011 Project

  11 April 2010

Zambian Economist blog has a project for 2011 elections: “I would like to bring together some of the committed minds Zambia has, at home and abroad, to put together a series of policy articles on a number of areas. The idea is to run these from the first month in...

Sudan: Peace prospects brighten dreams

  11 April 2010

Nina writes about peace and hope in South Sudan: “But because I live here and see examples of courage and strength every day also, I know there is hope. Even though last year more people died in South Sudan than in Darfur, peace is now taking hold for the first...

Thailand: Bloggers document violent clashes

  11 April 2010

21 dead. 858 injured. These were the casualties during the Saturday violent clash between Red Shirt protesters and soldiers in Thailand. Bloggers were in the middle of the action documenting the bloody encounter. Here are their stories

Sudan: A complex election

  11 April 2010

Hafiz discusses the difficulty of voting in Sudan: “In one village the nearest polling station takes around 4 hours by hours by lorry to be reached, as there are no proper roads.”

Ghana: Ghana Music Awards 2010 winners

  11 April 2010

Ghana Music Awards 2010 winners: “Sarkodie, Wutah, and Becca won multiple honours at the 11th Ghana Music Awards, which were organized last night, April 10, at the Dome, Accra International Conference Centre on April 10, 2010.”

Peru: Terminating Mobile Phone Contracts

  11 April 2010

Starting July 1, mobile phone users in Peru will have the option to terminate their service contracts without having to complete its duration, should they not be satisfied with the service, which is good for consumers notes Arturo of Crónicas del Basurero [es].

Uruguay: Pictures of Painting a Mural

  11 April 2010

The blog Con la Cámara en el Bolsillo [es] (With a Camera in my Pocket) is dedicated to capturing images around Montevideo, Uruguay. Fonzi recently published photos of the process of painting a mural.

Colombia: 62 Years After the Bogotazo

  11 April 2010

Patricia Quintero Barrera of the blog Etnicografíca [es] writes about the 62nd anniversary of the “Bogotazo,” which is a period in Colombian history where there were “protests, disorder, and repression” in the capital Bogotá, following the assassination of Presidential candidate Jorge Eliécer Gaitán in 1948.

Poland: Video Reactions to the Deadly Plane Crash

  11 April 2010

Following the shocking news of the death of President Lech Kaczyński and 95 other officials, Poland starts the official week of mourning. Next to an enormous amount of reactions in various online venues, video messages present themselves as a very powerful tool to express the feelings of the nation.

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