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16 April 2010

Stories from 16 April 2010

Georgia, Russia, Poland: Imedi-TV's Kaczynski Controversy

Giorgi Kvelashvili of Jamestown Foundation Blog writes that the fake news broadcast aired by a Georgian TV channel on March 15 did not contain mentions of Lech Kaczynski's death in...

Pakistan: Investigation Report On Benazir Bhutto's assassination

“This is what we paid US$20 million for???” comments Cafe Pyala after watching the media presentation by the UN Commission investigating Pakistan's ex-prime minister and PPP chairman Benazir Bhutto's assassination.

Bangladesh: Best Weblog Bengali At The BOBs

Ali Mahmed (Shuvo) won the best weblog Bengali award at the BOBs – Deutsche Welle Best Of The Blogs Award.

India: Web Only TV Ads

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

Best of Blog Awards 2010: And the Winners are…

The sixth annual Deutsche Welle Best of Blogs (BOBs) Awards have come to a close, and the Global Voices community is celebrating the winners.

Colombia: Recovering traditions and culture of the Senu people

Through short videos, the indigenous people of the Senu tribes in Colombia have been interviewing members of their community and capturing stories on food: the traditions, the recipes and the...

Bahamas: Animal Rights

Sidney Sweeting at Weblog Bahamas is appalled at the way in which some of his compatriots treat animals.

Trinidad & Tobago: Under Warranty? 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...

Cuba: Testimony

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...

Jamaica: Crime Stats

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

Guyana: Write Good

What is “good” writing? Signifyin’ Guyana has a few thoughts on the subject.

Trinidad & Tobago: Election Date Announced

The upcoming general election date has been announced, according to Trinidad and Tobago News Blog.

Haiti: Back to School

“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”:...

Honorable Mention for Threatened Voices at Journalism Fest in Italy

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...

Sudan: Using the web to promote fair elections, justice and democracy

As we are waiting for final results of the historic elections in Sudan, let's look at organizations and movements using the web in different ways to campaign for justice, freedom...

USA: Lesbian Student Sent to “Fake Prom” in Mississippi

An 18-year old girl in Mississippi was barred from attending her high school prom in April because she planned to bring a female date and wear a tuxedo. Gay rights...

Tajikistan: The scandalous lawsuit backpedaled

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...

Kyrgyzstan: Resignation faxed

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,...

Turkmenistan: Healthcare system in shadow of secrecy

Turkmenistan’s healthcare system is decrepit but veiled in totalitarian secrecy, says a report by humanitarian organization MSF. “Trying to scare off criticism by baring its teeth will not save our...

Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev on a visit to Washington, D.C.

KZBlog analyzes the visit of Kazakhstan president Nazarbayev to the United States, his high-level meetings and topics discussed.

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