Stories from 10 June 2010
A video posted on YouTube shows the moment in which two supposed policemen shot down three supposed drug traffickers. The voyeuristic citizen watches the video in an equally criminal manner, as Roger Franchini reports.
In Russia, networks of paid bloggers sometimes turn to advocating certain political views or to promoting the official political agenda. A recent investigation by LJ user dobrokhotov sheds some light on this "grey zone" of RuNet.
Though flights delays are common in Cape Verde, the episode which happened on June 5th, involving Minister Inocêncio Sousa, caused big confusion at the airport, as Emilio Rodrigues thoroughly describes [pt]. Netcitizens feel outraged and discuss [pt] the development and governance of the country, claiming that apparently as it grows...
The Egyptian Supreme Administrative Court has issued a ruling obliging Coptic Pope Shenouda III to allow Coptic divorcees to remarry. The pope has rejected the ruling. Supporters of the church and promoters of a secular state blogged their opinions.
STeP UP OLPC, a digital inclusion project in São Tomé & Príncipe aiming to revolutionize how children learn through the use of technology, is now a step closer to their goal which is to gather 500 XO laptops for São João School. Beth Santos – the mentor of the project...
The Gaza-bound Flotilla Raid has sparked an uprising in Egypt. Zeinobia covered the first Starbucks Protest in Egypt; A video and photographs were also posted by Sarah Carr and Mostafa Hussein.
Khaled Said, a 28-year-old Egyptian from the coastal city of Alexandria, was allegedly tortured to death at the hands of two officers who wanted to search him under the emergency law. The story goes: he asked for a reason or a warrant - they killed him.
In an effort to expand the use of social media and Web 2.0 in Bolivia, Alberto Medrano from the blog Letras Alteñas [es] taught a course on the subject and noticed great enthusiasm from the people of El Alto to learn about these new technologies.
Oman was hit a few days ago by cyclone Phet, a tropical cyclone originating from the Indian Ocean. This is the second major cyclone to hit Oman in three years. Bloggers report on developments in this post.
The World Cup of football, arguably the most global sporting event ever, is hosted for the first time on the African continent. Please join us in watching and discussing this event together for the second match of Opening Day.
Piseth quotes from a report which mentions that Cambodia now has more than 7 million mobile phone subscribers.
Ariel “Peterporn” became a twitter trend a few days ago. It refers to a famous Indonesian singer whose sex videos were uploaded on the web. Indonesian twitterers gave him the nickname “peterporn.”
Pesta Blogger 2010 has uploaded its logo and banner. The blog festival is an annual gathering of Indonesian bloggers
There is a proposal by local conservative politicians in Indonesia to require foreigners to pay a fixed amount of money if they want to marry an Indonesian woman.
Ivan's File Cabinet explores what it's like to be black in Cuba.
“Mainstream media sources in the United States have rarely mentioned this type of local organizing initiated by activists and every day Haitians”: Tande blogs about a few grassroots organisations doing important work in Haiti.
Dominica Weekly highlights a documentary which “brings to life the rich heritage and culture of the Kalinago (Carib) people in Dominica.”
“The Bermuda Code of Practice appears to be well balanced and cover the established international best practices”: Vexed Bermoothes therefore sees “no reason for Government to pursue its punitive draft Media Council Act.”
Alexey Navalny, famous anti-corruption blogger, posted a shocking video [RUS], depicting an observation of Roman Suslov's dead body. According to Russian military officials, Suslov committed a suicide during the transfer to Far East military base, though his family and independent journalists suspect [RUS] he was tortured and later murdered by military...
Yousuf Rafi offers feedback on Howzat – an online cricket game made by Pakistani students which, according to him, is ‘a complete package of fun, enjoyment and time pass’.
Dilip D'souza at Death Ends Fun is bewildered by some of the reactions to the Bhopal verdict and writes that the blame for the travesty of justice in Bhopal lies squarely at India's feet.