Stories from 7 May 2010
A police raid and protest turned into a violent riot occurred in Macedonia during April 2009, initiating controversy about discrimination of the Roma.
Honoring those who are working to advance free expression on the Internet, Google and Global Voices today have announced the first winners of the Breaking Borders Award. The awards, supported by Thomson Reuters, recognize outstanding web projects initiated by individuals or groups that demonstrate courage, energy and resourcefulness in using...
Lanka Rising writes about the Vesak Lanterns Festival, an annual holiday observed traditionally by practicing Buddhists in Sri Lanka and other parts of South Asia.
Jerome Pinder at Weblog Bahamas is pleased that his country “finally gets one break for the good guys!”
“Leader of the Opposition coalition…reminded her audience on a campaign platform recently that you should judge a person by what they do.” KnowTnT.com has a reminder of its own: “The adage cuts both ways, and if applied to the UNC element of the coalition, there is also a glaring concern.”
You may have missed out on the fumbling around with the translation headsets, but if you weren't able to join us for the first day of the Global Voices 2010 Citizen Media Summit in Santiago Chile, you definitely have not missed out on the global conversation!
Gaza Mom comments on the list released by GISHA detailing goods which are permitted admission into the Gaza Strip, Palestine, and those which are prohibited entry.
ARTZPUB reports that Christopher Cozier has been selected as “the official artist of the trinidad+tobago film festival 2010…”
The news making headlines in the lead-up to the Trinidad and Tobago elections convinces diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch that “Trinbago remains an immature society.”
Politics.bm thinks that the outcome of the British elections holds some lessons for Bermuda.
There are many official tags, tokens and logos that define sporting events around the globe. This year’s 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa is no different. We have the official FIFA logo, the official FIFA mascot, the official FIFA trademarks and now – the official dance!
“What all the government does to please the poor people is to launch welfare schemes in the name of benefiting the poor. But the fact remains that all such schemes are aimed at opening more channels of corruption favoring the rich,” comments Ram Bansal at India In Peril while discussing...
Within 5 weeks, there were 5 school killings in China. All the victims are innocent primary and kindergarten school kids, while all the murderers are also victims of social injustice. The problem of the cold-blooded murders comes from society, but again, mainstream media are told not to further investigate the...
Starting from the 1st of May, the Maoists in Nepal launched a nation wide indefinite protest demanding the current government be dissolved and the process of formulating the constitution to be re-launched in the earnest. The protest has been largely peaceful so far but this has paralyzed the country. Nepali bloggers analyze the situation.
Buj Al Arab praises the determination of Farah Malhass, the Arab Wolrd's first female bodybuilder, and is pleasantly surprised seeing her gracing the cover of Gulf News .
We are pleased to announce our partnership with “Echo Moskvy,” the most prominent and respected radio station in Russia with hundreds of thousands of listeners from all over the globe. This radio station is rightfully considered the most influential radio in Russia.
At OpenDemocracy.net, Roman Kabachiy writes about “the influence of politics on historical memory” in Ukraine: “[…] it’s business as usual: the Soviet archives are once again to be closed to outsiders.” More on this – at Kyiv Scoop and Window on Eurasia.
Kyiv Scoop and Jamestown Foundation Blog (here and here) discuss the implications of PM Vladimir Putin's proposal to merge Russia's Gazprom and Ukraine's Naftogaz.