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21 May 2010

Stories from 21 May 2010

Cuba: Monitoring Arrests

21 May 2010

Ever since the February, 2010 death of Orlando Zapato Tamayo, the first Cuban hunger striker to perish in 40 years, the situation in the island appears to have become even more tense.

Sri Lanka: Emergency Flood Relief

21 May 2010

In Sri Lanka thousands of people are affected by the recent heavy rains and flashfloods especially in the western, southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces. Sarvodaya blog has the situation reports and information about relief, aid and assistance.

Egypt: Ask and ElBaradei Will Answer

21 May 2010

In the Presidential succession race, and after Gamal Mubarak's Sharek Initiative, Ayman Nour's Facebook activism, Omar Soliman's blog, now you can Ask ElBaradei. From May 17 to 26, you will be able to ask Dr ElBaradei through Google moderator any question and he will reply. Zeinobia asked him two questions.

India: Manipur In Peril

21 May 2010

“The entire north east is in the grip of an unprecedented wave of Christianization with the help of foreign money,” comments Tarun Vijay, while discussing the problems in the Indian state of Manipur.

Pakistan: Banning Social Media Sites

21 May 2010

“It is unfortunate that the government is taking staunch steps in banning social media websites across Pakistan in response to a campaign,” comments Sana Saleem Malik at Mystified justice.

Kyrgyzstan: Bloggers seek stability amidst a frenzy of rallies

21 May 2010

“People of Kyrgyzstan, regain consciousness!” – such was the cry issued by Kyrgyzstani Kloop blogger Kadam [kyrg/eng] on May 15. His country descended into a cataclysmic cycle of rallies and counter-rallies last week, beginning with a rally in support of the former Mayor of Bishkek [capital of Kyrgyzstan], Nariman Tyuleev,...

Ghana: New book by Ghanaian blogger

21 May 2010

Kajsa writes about a new book by a Ghanaian blogger: “Well, maybe it is a stretch to say that Circles by Boakyewaa Glover (click to go to her blog) is a blog book, it is maybe rather a book by a blogger.”

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Inclusive Government Watch

21 May 2010

Zimbabwe Inclusive Government Watch from Sokwanene: “The results – from the month of April 2010 – are staggering. Twenty-two articles (27.8% of the total) detailed cases of violence, intimidation, hate speech and abductions, of which Zanu-PF were accountable for 90.9%.”

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South Africa: Build up to the World Cup

21 May 2010

With 20 days left to the the greatest spectacle showcasing the “beautiful game” in South Africa, there has been a lot of preparation going on behind the scenes and a lot of talk in the South African blogosphere on various issues surrounding the World Cup.

East Timor: Short Story Competition in Tetum

21 May 2010

Istoria Timor Short Story Competition in Tetum language is running until the end of June. The concept notes from the previous edition offer an overview to literacy and language in East Timor and can be found in this post.

Haiti: Burning Seeds

21 May 2010

Haitian farmers react to news of hybrid seed flooding the country – Repeating Islands links to a comprehensive report.

Trinidad & Tobago: Politics

21 May 2010

gspottt looks at the two main political parties’ stance on “same-sex unions, homosexuality [and] sexual orientation”, while KnowTnT.com asks: “Does the PNM led by Mr Patrick Manning morally deserve to be re-elected on 24 May 2010?”

Bermuda: More on the Media Bill

21 May 2010

Wishful Thinking says “it's really hit the fan over this Media Council Bill”, while Politics.bm adds: “So, the PLP during the election were against locking up violent criminals but are apparently for locking up the press.”

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