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16 April 2010

Stories from 16 April 2010

India: Web Only TV Ads

  16 April 2010

Bhtanaturally analyzes that the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket is helping web-only TV ads take shape in India.

Trinidad & Tobago: Under Warranty?

  16 April 2010

KnowTnT.com has some news for the Minister of Culture when it comes to the “design flaws” in the newly completed National Academy of the Performing Arts building: “If the builders have to make changes to the design…these are not covered by any warranty. They will have to be paid for...

Cuba: Testimony

  16 April 2010

Uncommon Sense reports that a Cuban prisoner of conscience has testified about “the tortures suffered by fellow political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo between when he was imprisoned in April 2003 and when he died on Feb. 23 of this year”, a development which the blogger calls “an important part of...

Jamaica: Crime Stats

  16 April 2010

“Since the start of the year, some 463 persons have been murdered”: YardFlex.com laments the escalating Jamaican crime rate.

Haiti: Back to School

  16 April 2010

“You could see some parents crying by the streets watching other neighborhood kids leaving for class; their kids had gone to school once, on January 12th, and never came back”: For Inside Disaster, Emmanuel Midi reports on back to school time in Haiti.

Honorable Mention for Threatened Voices at Journalism Fest in Italy

  16 April 2010

Threatened Voices has received an Honorable Mention in the first Digital Heretics journalism award, established at the upcoming International journalism festival in Perugia, Italy (April 21-25). The project coordinator and GV author Sami Ben Gharbia, will be rewarded with a Kodak Zi8 videocamera during a special event with guest speakers...

Tajikistan: The scandalous lawsuit backpedaled

  16 April 2010

Alpharabius keeps an eye on the developments around a multimillion lawsuit that had been launched by the three judges against 3 leading independent newspapers in Tajikistan. The judges have offered the defendants talks to finish what they describe as “the unprecedented and widespread media campaign against the whole justice system”.

Kyrgyzstan: Resignation faxed

  16 April 2010

Kyrgyz blogger writes about the details of the resignation of ousted Kyrgyz president Bakiev. The author also attaches scans of the resignation fax from the former head of the state, as well as its translation.

Kazakhstan: Internet Users Love Opera

  16 April 2010

KZBlog informs that Opera 10 is the most popular browser in Kazakhstan. As journalists allege, this might be due to the feature which compresses web pages on a remote server. While this feature is meant to speed up browsing, it also means that the it allows to access banned websites.

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