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14 June 2010

Stories from 14 June 2010

India: EcoFestival 2010

  14 June 2010

Alexandra at India Climate Solutions writes about the EcoFestival 2010 which took place in New Delhi recently. The festival is aimed at “creating greater awareness, interest and actions to mitigate climate change”, informs Kriti, the organizer team.

Jamaica, Guyana: Passing on the Classics

  14 June 2010

“Any list of Caribbean classics ultimately has to be the responsibility of Caribbean people wherever we are. And we’re not only responsible for creating a canon, but also for passing it on…”: Guyanese diaspora Charmaine Valere weighs in on Geoffrey Philp's question as to what constitutes a Caribbean literary classic.

Russia: Authorities Anounce “Social Plan” for Internet Access

Igor Schegolev, Russian minister of Communications, announced [RUS] today that country's largest, state-controlled, access provider “Svyazinvest“ [ENG] will launch a subsidized Internet access plan. Users of the new “Social” plan will be able to access few “socially important” websites for lower price (at reduced speed, though). Few days earlier, “Social Plug“, a parallel...

Trinidad & Tobago: Budget of the People?

  14 June 2010

KnowTnT.com applauds the new Finance Minister's initiative “to design a ‘dialogue process’ for all stakeholders to voice their opinions on the Republic’s budget”, saying: “He leads a process (if genuine) of true participatory/contributory governance.”

Cuba: Letters to the Editor

  14 June 2010

Generation Y says that the Granma newspaper's “Letters to the Editor” section “has created the false impression that criticism is admissible and one can speak with ‘no holds barred’.”

Brazil: Soccer Dream Team Murals for the World Cup

  14 June 2010

During the first day of the World Cup, a group of 12 urban artists painted a wall of 240 m2 in the city of Rio de Janeiro featuring what they believe to be the Brazilian soccer dream team. The result may be seen at the event's blog “Grafite Futebol Arte”...

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Peru: Cyber-Activism in Chimbote

  14 June 2010

Chimbote is a city and fishing port located to the north of Lima, where the use of internet is expanding. Recently, internet has become a way to call for and participate in protests both virtually and in person. An example of this was seen recently when citizens of Chimbote decided to protest on the poor state of the roads.

Laos: Forced to buy bracelets?

  14 June 2010

To mark Vientiane's 450th anniversary this year, local authorities issued bracelets for distribution. But there are rumors that rural villagers are being forced to buy these bracelets.

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South Korea: Understanding the Oil Spill From Painful Experience

  14 June 2010

As the BP oil spill disaster in the United States is reported in South Korea, numerous Korean bloggers, for whom painful memories of the deadliest oil spill in Korean history in 2007 remains fresh, are expressing their worries and sympathy to the oil spill victims. In December 2007, 2.7 million...

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