22 May 2010

Stories from 22 May 2010

Latin America: Internet Day Festivities Across Region

  22 May 2010

Internet Day is an event that started in Spain in 2005 and has been spreading throughout the world thanks to the United Nations, which designated May 17 as the World Information Society Day. This year, in many countries across Latin American, there were events that were promoted and organized through blogs and Twitter.

Sierra Leone/Liberia: Naomi Campbell boosts Charles Taylor Trial

  22 May 2010

“The people of Sierra Leone should be grateful for Naomi Campbell's eccentrics because she has single-handedly boost the profile of the Taylor trial and now the world's talking.” writes Sweet Sierra Leone following reports that the prosecutor in the trial of Charles Taylor wants to get a subpoena for Naomi...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Eurovision pondering

No stranger to controversy when it comes to Eurovision in light of the still unresolved conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, popbitch wonders if Armenia and Azerbaijan can settle their differences in the international music competition. Meanwhile, writing on HayFanat, Armanski says that the professionalism behind Azerbaijan's entry...

Kazakhstan: OSCE Visits Jailed Rights Activist

KZBlog reports that an OSCE representative went to see Yevgeniy Zhovtis, a human rights leader in Kazakhstan who was imprisoned for vehicular manslaughter. The chair of the OSCE ordered the press office not to publish the report on the visit on the OSCE website.

Trinidad & Tobago: Changing the Mindset

  22 May 2010

Barbados-based B.C. Pires says that “nothing good…can emerge in the long run” from Trinidad and Tobago's upcoming elections: “Trinidad's whole problem is that it thinks only in the short term, if it thinks at all; which is exactly why it continually finds itself in the position of having to eject...

Trinidad & Tobago: Right & Wrong

  22 May 2010

“Clearly something has gone terribly wrong. Who are these people who feel they can just start lecturing us on how to live our lives? We pay THEM. They should be listening to US”: Tattoo vents about the methods being used by the government to jockey for votes in the upcoming...

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