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14 April 2010

Stories from 14 April 2010

Colombia: Mockus-Fajardo Alliance for Presidential Elections

Two ex-Mayors of Colombia's 2 largest cities have joined forces to run on the same ticket for the May 30 President Elections. This new alliance for the Green Party has...

Pakistan: First Female Cartoonist

Faisal Kapadia at Deadpan Thoughts interviews Nigar, Pakistan's first female cartoonist.

Iran: Has blogging become less popular since the election?

Did the presidential election change the dynamics of Iranian citizen media tools and channels? Eleven Iranian bloggers and media professionals representing different parts of the political spectrum answer a brief...

Haiti: Controversial Statistics

The Haitian Blogger contends that, contrary to some mainstream media messages, “Haiti does NOT have the ‘worst HIV infection rate in the region’.”

Cuba: Groundbreaker

For Havana Times, Yusimi Rodriguez interviews “the first black model in Cuba.”

Bahamas: How's the Weather?

“The nonsense that has paraded as commentary since the tornado tragedy in Freeport two weeks ago has taken political pantomime to new levels”: Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith blogs about weather...

Dominica: Heritage Site

“A luxuriant natural tropical forest in harmony with volcanic features of high scenic appeal and scientific interest” is how Dominica Weekly describes the country's Morne Trois Pitons National Park, the...

Barbados: Media Options

“Make, break or ignore”: According to Allegiance, “these seem to be the options that the media currently have before them in Barbados.”

China: Web mobilizes to help Yushu earthquake victims

Between local government attempts to keep news of the Yushu earthquake contained and China's top leaders calling for "all-out" assistance from the public, desire from offline and virtual civil society...

Maldives: The Upcoming Akon Gig

Light After Dark reports that US R&B singer Akon will perform in the Maldives on the 23rd of April. The Maldivian Facebook Community has set up a group called “we...

India: ‘The First Cry’ Blog Contest

Chennai Moms.com has announced a blogging competition to celebrate International Mother's Day in May. The contest has been named as “The First Cry”, which will choose the best from mothers’...

Thailand: Soldier's story of violent clash

Prachatai has published the account of an anonymous soldier about the violent crackdown of the Red Shirt protest last Saturday which resulted in 21 deaths.

Thailand: Last images from camera of slain reporter

Reuters uploaded photos from the camera of its slain photographer Hiro Muramoto who was covering the Red Shirt protest in Thailand. An investigation is ongoing about how the crackdown on...

Cambodia: Khmer New Year 2010

It’s Happy Khmer New Year in Cambodia, celebrating the year of the tiger.

Uruguay: New Holiday Commemorates Charrúa Massacre

For the first time on April 11, 2010, Uruguayans commemorated a day remembering the 1831 massacre against the Charrúa indigenous people. Supporters of the Charrúa and the law allowing this...

Arab World: Arab Tweeple Launched

ArabTweeple is the first directory indexing more than 15,000 Arab Twitter users.

China: Strolling to save East Lake in Wuhan repressed

East Lake, located at Wuhan city, is a state listed ecological tourist scenic area. It occupies 82 square kilometers, 6 times larger than the Hanzhou West Lake. Being a national...

Japan: The Nikkei stops free links

Andy in Tokyo wrote a post [en] on the Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei Shimbun's new policy, according to which “linking to any of its articles – and even its home...

Plagiarism in Chinese Academia

C Custer from ChinaGeek discusses a recent debate on plagiarism in Chinese academia. Wang Hui, a public intellectual leader in the “New Left” movement, is charged by Nanjing University literature...

China: How to buy your Expo tickets in person

If you are going to attend the Shanghai Expo, you will find Elaine Chow's tips on “How to buy your expo tickets in person” at Shanghaiist useful.

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