14 April 2010

Stories from 14 April 2010

Haiti: Controversial Statistics

  14 April 2010

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

Bahamas: How's the Weather?

  14 April 2010

“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 and politics.

Dominica: Heritage Site

  14 April 2010

“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 first designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Caribbean.

Barbados: Media Options

  14 April 2010

“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

  14 April 2010

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 to contribute to rescue efforts any way they can has been loud and forward.

Maldives: The Upcoming Akon Gig

  14 April 2010

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 support Akon live in maldives” (997 Member) and to counter it there is a group Called “we DONT support Akon...

India: ‘The First Cry’ Blog Contest

  14 April 2010

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’ blog posts describing their first baby birth experience.

Thailand: Last images from camera of slain reporter

  14 April 2010

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 the protest became violent last Saturday.

Uruguay: New Holiday Commemorates Charrúa Massacre

  14 April 2010

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 holiday see this as a small but significant step toward embracing the indigenous heritage of the country.

China: Strolling to save East Lake in Wuhan repressed

  14 April 2010

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 4A tourist area, its planning should be subjected to environmental assessment and public participation accordingly. However, in May 2009, a...

Japan: The Nikkei stops free links

  14 April 2010

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 page – now requires a written application.”

Plagiarism in Chinese Academia

  14 April 2010

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 professor Wang Binbin regarding the missing of proper citation in Wang's dissertation on Lu Xun.

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