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2 May 2010

Stories from 2 May 2010

Russia: The Little Blue Buckets Pedestrian Protest

The Little Blue Buckets pedestrian mock protest against the often illegal use of blue flashing lights (migalki) and the resulting reckless driving by state officials took place in Moscow on...

Russia: Top 10 Anglophone Blogs – Two Rankings

Top 10 Anglophone Russia blogs – according to La Russophobe and according to Sublime Oblivion.

Burkina Faso: Mariah Bissongo Wins the Golden Saxophone Award

Jazzman Mariah Bissongo was awarded with the Golden Saxophone at the 18th Jazz festival of Ouagadougou (fr). Wedson and Naki Zerbo finished second and third, in that order.

Japan: Infinite lines have a reason for being

No matter what the temperature or the fatigue, Japanese people are ready to queue to get what they want. Nobody likes queuing but first come, first served.

The State of Citizen Media in Madagascar

It has been an eventful for the citizen media scene in Madagascar. The blogosphere in Madagascar has been growing slowly but steadily the past decade, slightly struggling  to find its...

Egypt: A Strike for Minimum Wages

A court ruling was issued to force the Egyptian government to set a minimum living wage for both the private and public sector workers. Egyptian bloggers are reacting and promoting...

Tech for Transparency in Sub-Saharan Africa

Transparency and accountability efforts are supported by a growing tech community in sub-Saharan Africa, though a widespread lack of access to information and communications technology (ICT) and a consequent lack...

Lebanon: Bloggers covering elections

“Now here we are, not quite a year later [after the parliamentary elections], and bloggers are getting ministerial permission to cover the vote and dispatching roving teams with Flip cams and...

Lebanon: Lebloggers Organization

“The Lebloggers Organization (Lebanese Bloggers) is the first organized body of bloggers and e-activists in Lebanon. Lebloggers brings together e-activists from diverse backgrounds all around Lebanon within an organized channel/coalition...

Panama: Lucy Cristina Chau Wins Central American Literature Prize

Panamanian writer Lucy Cristina Chau was recently awarded with the Rogelio Sinán Central American Prize for Literature, notes the blog Literatura Panameña Hoy [es].

Mexico: Attack of Caravan en Route to San Juan Copala

The Mex Files blog writes about the attack of a caravan carrying supplies to the community of San Juan Copala in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, in which at least...

Honduras: 7 Journalists Killed and Others Threatened

7 Honduran journalists have been murdered in the past 40 days, which continues the concerns about the state of freedom of expression in the country. Many of the journalists have...

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