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13 April 2010

Stories from 13 April 2010

Macedonia: Blogs and Other Web Sources on Cooking

A short overview of the current situation regarding availability of gastronomical information within the Macedonian blogosphere.

Pakistan: Karachi Literary Festival

Raza Rumi at Jahane Rumi comments on the Karachi Literary Festival: “It is heartening to see how events such as this can take place, and the hope they can instill,...

India: Introduction to Seven Notes Of Indian Classical Music

Likhati, a blog on classical music, introduces us to the seven notes of Indian classical music.

India: Longing For The History Of The Indian Emigrants

Lekhni at The Imagined Universe writes about Amitav Ghosh's novel ‘Sea of Poppies’ and reminds that “the book shows how little we know about emigrant Indians”.

Nepal Scraps MRP Print Deal with India

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports that on public protest the Nepali cabinet has canceled the arbitrary MRP (Machine Readable Passport) print deal with India and decided to...

Trinidad & Tobago: LGBT Rights

“Thousands of GLBT voters will be participating in the upcoming general election”: Trinidad and Tobago's gspottt wants “a responsible government that is going to protect and take care of all...

Haiti: Red Cross Presence

The Haitian Blogger questions the presence of the American Red Cross in Haiti.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: La Soufriere

“As a teenager I saw the awesome power of volcanoes when the Montserrat Soufriere Hills rumbled to life…since then I have looked at our dozing mountain with more than a...

Cuba: Hunger Strike Victory

Cuban political prisoner Dr. Darsi Ferrer has ended his hunger strike “after officials said they would meet his demands”, which Uncommon Sense says is “good news for freedom in Cuba”...

Barbados: Bullies Charged

Barbados’ Cheese-on-bread! blogs about a landmark court ruling in the death of an eleven-year-old schoolboy who was fleeing from bullies.

Zimbabwe: Yellow card for Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority

Members of Women and Men of Zimbabwe Arise marched to the offices of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority to deliver yellow cards to the electricity service provider for poor service...

Sudan: Why hit illiterate voters with 12-ballot process?

Geofrey York tweets from Sudan about the elections: “Sudan election is extended to 5 days. When the population is largely illiterate, why were they hit with incredibly complex 12-ballot vote?”

Sudan: Sudan Elections Roundup

Read Alex Thurston's Sudan Elections Roundup on Sahel Blog.

Egypt: Cairo Protest Turns Violent

From Egypt, Wael Abbas tweets: “Urgent: a protest in down town cairo is now in progress, security is dramatically violent, some protesters fell unconscious due to beating!”

Egypt: Lessons in Oppression from Iran

On Twitter, Daila Ziada comments: “Egyptian security forces are learning from the Iranian experience. They think exaggerated use of violence will stop protesters!”

Sudan: SuDEMOP concerned about elections

A press release from the Sudan Domestic Election Monitoring and Observation Programme (SuDEMOP): “…we are expressly concerned about the myriad logistical, procedural and administrative constrains that caused serious delays in...

Sudan: Alex de Waal on election in Sudan

Alex de Waal writes about elections in Sudan from Khartoum: “Today the questions are, did the ballots arrive in time? Were all the names on the electoral roll? What was...

Saudi Arabia: Poverty and Suicide

Saudi blogger Trad Alasmari (Ar) writes about suicide in Saudi Arabia (Warning: post contains picture of graphic nature). He claims that poverty could be to blame for its higher levels.

Palestine: Ideas for Catchy Titles

Palestinian blogger Laila El-Haddad sends out a tweet saying: “Officially started writing new book; in need of catchy titles; suggestions?”

Ustream and Twitter changing politics in Japan

Fumi Yamazaki blogs about the use of Ustream and Twitter by Japanese politicians and how it brings changes to politics in Japan.

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