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20 April 2010

Stories from 20 April 2010

Bangladesh: Let Language Be Free

The Bangla blogosphere and Bangladeshi Facebook users are angry with protests as 'Avro', a freeware and one of the popular and widely used Bangla input systems, was accused as a...

Costa Rica: Clashes Over Autonomy on UCR Campus

On April 12, 2010, Costa Rican police officers arrived to the University of Costa Rica to detain a campus transit officer, accused of corruption. However, members of the university community...

Brazil: Blogging Against ACTA

Brazilian cyber-activist João Carlos Caribé calls on bloggers [pt] for a mass blogging against the ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). According to the EFF, the ACTA text will be made public...

Bahamas: Stranded in Belfast

Bahamian Nicolette Bethel is “one of the million or more ‘ash refugees’ around the world.”

Dominica: Trois Pitons

Dominica Weekly highlights three must-see attractions of the Morne Trois Pitons National Park.

Trinidad & Tobago: Making it Happen

“How dare you squander the resources by giving so much lip service and not doing much of anything…Shucks, did you think I was talking about the PNM/ UNC/COP?”: 5am at...

Cuba: Hunger Strikers

El Cafe Cubano links to a story which claims that imprisoned hunger striker Guillermo Fariñas is close to death, while Uncommon Sense reports that yet another Cuban political prisoner has...

Guyana: Roasted Eggplant

Peter Sam contributes a one-of-a-kind story to Signifyin’ Guyana that deals with “the usefulness of the eggplant”.

Peru: Lima Residents Run to Raise Awareness for Water Issues

On April 18, 2010, residents of Lima participated in the Dow Live Earth Run for Water, a 6-km run/walk, which represents the average distance many women and children walk every...

Bangladesh: National HR Policy for White Collars

Bangladesh Corporate Blog advocates for a ‘National HR Policy for White Collars’ in Bangladesh because, there is no specific Law for employees in the private sector.

India: Bizu 2010 celebrated by Chakmas in Delhi

Paritosh Chakma at Musings of a Chakma reports with photos that on the 13th April 2010, three social organizations organized “Bizu 2010” (Chakma new year) celebrations in New Delhi, India.

Kenya: Flying toilets and poop

Kenyan Pundit on Kibera, flying toilets and poop: “I have been wanting to write this for a while now. Especially after I read about Peepoo: a biodegradable plastic bag that...

Sudan: On buying and selling of votes

Hafiz discusses corruption in Sudan Elections 2010: “There is one very important issue which has not been raised by anyone, as I have listened to all reports from the election...

Korean Pop

Ask a Korean! introduces the history and development of Korean Pop song.

Uganda: Can the opposition defeat Museveni in 2011?

Can Uganda's opposition defeat Museveni in 2011?, asks Rosebell Kagumire: “As Uganda heads into general elections early next year, what can especially the opposition learn from one of the greatest...

China: Myths and truths about Chinese criminal law

Chinese Law Prof discusses various characteristics of Chinese criminal law and its implementation by looking into an interesting criminal court case.

Egypt: Let's Shoot those Protesters!

In a debate on recurrent demonstrations, Egyptian ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) members of Parliament lashed out during a verbal battle with Muslim Brotherhood MPs over protesters in the country...

Venezuela: Community Theater Addresses Urban Realities

Nuevo Circo Artístico is a Venezuelan project that uses community theater to engage youth in Caracas to explore the realities of their urban surroundings.

Nicaragua: The Uses of Twitter

Juan Ortega is launching a survey to examine how Nicaraguans use Twitter [es].

Azerbaijan: Act of revenge against bloggers

Following news that imprisoned video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli have been moved to separate prisons, Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines says that one media outlet reports...

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