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9 May 2010

Stories from 9 May 2010

Cambodia: Freedom of Assembly in Freedom Park

Cambodia has designated a Freedom Park where citizens can use to air their grievances against the government. The Freedom Park is located far from government buildings. Protesting in other areas...

Haiti: Preval's Term Extended

The Haitian blogosphere has been buzzing about the modification of the Haitian electoral law, which would enable President Preval to remain in power longer (should the elections not be held...

Guadeloupe: “No to Violence” Day

In Guadeloupe, both Bondamanjak and Anba pyé mango-la post the announcement of an event designed to say “Yes to peace, No to violence” on May 8th, 2010.

Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana: Nestlé Going Local

Blogger Anba pyé mango-la [Fr/Fr Cr] is sharing skeptical opinions about the new moves of multinational food company Nestlé towards the adaptation of local products and recipes from the French...

Puerto Rico: Bloggers Meet

Bloggers, journalists, entrepreneurs, and activists participated yesterday in the Second Blogger Meeting in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Speakers talked about blogs as a business tool, the role of women in the...

Japan: Caterpillar, by director Wakamatsu

The Tokyo Reporter gives an overview [en] on the latest movie by Japanese director Koji Wakamatsu Caterpillar [ja], a film that “attacks the hypocrisy inherent in nationalism and the suffering...

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Jeans Turns Six

Saudi Jeans celebrates its sixth anniversary today, writes Ahmed Al Omran.

Bahrain: Blame Ahmed Zainal!

Got anything to complain about in Bahrain? Disgruntled about something in your life? Look no further. Just Blame Ahmed Zainal! Who is Ahmed Zainal and why is there a #BlameAhmedZainal...

Macedonia: Can the Country Go Bankrupt?

Participants in the conference “Can our country go bankrupt?”, organized by the Open Society Institute-Macedonia on May 5, consider that ‘the Greek scenario’ seems unlikely at this time, but urged...

Bosnia: Waltz Guinness Record Broken in Tuzla

Tuzlarije reports [BOS] that 1,510 couples of dancers broke the Guinness Record in simultaneous mass waltzing in Tuzla during the evening of May 7. Previous record holder was Vienna with...

Pakistan: The Making Of A Terrorist

Pervez Hoodbhoy at All Things Pakistan thinks that the prevalent anti-Americanism in Pakistani media creates terrorists like Faisal Shahzad, the failed Pakistani born car bomber from New York City.

Mozambique: Aid spat

Donor countries briefly suspended budget support to the Mozambican government over corruption concerns, sparking analysis and debate about aid, corruption and governance.

Africa: Traveling in Africa with a blog

Border Jumpers is a blog written by Bernard Pollack and Danielle Nierenberg as they travel in Africa.

Kenya: Proposed Constitution is idiot-proof

So, the Kenyan proposed constitution is idiot-proof as blogger Maina puts it: “Anybody can read this katiba and understand what each article says without needing an expensive lawyer or re-reading...

South Africa: Social media and Cape Town gangsters

Marlon posts a video about social media and Cape Town gangsters.

Africa: African entrepreneurs you should know

Ory writes about African entrepreneurs: “Anyway, I thought I’d share the profiles of some of these entrepreneurs with you…always important to keep telling the success stories, no? First is Erik...

Tanzania: Aids activists deported

Nine well connected AIDS activists were deported from Tanzania minutes after meeting up with South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka, reports Hot Secrets.

China: Naked official debate

A “naked official” is an official whose wife and kids have left China to live in a foreign country, leaving only him behind to take care of things at home....

Africa: Homophobia exists in Africa

“Homophobia exists in Africa, as does influenza,” argues blogger Gukira: “This comparison is only partly gratuitous as I am interested in scales of virulence. We know that African bees are...

China and the U.S: The fake chips

Angry Chinese blogger comments on the U.S government's accusation of the inflow of low grade technology products, such as fake chips into the U.S military.

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