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17 June 2010

Stories from 17 June 2010

Cambodia: Reactions to the 2010 World Cup Season

Cambodians are also celebrating the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Moto-taxi drivers, students, businesspeople, netizens, and even the Prime Minister are cheering for the Asian teams which are playing...

São Tomé & Principe: Continents United Through Art

René Tavares, an artist from São Tomé & Principe, describes the nature of his work as creoule in a video interview [pt] for Sao Tome Blog, claiming that art can...

Critical Election Year Across French Speaking Africa

2010 is a busy election year for francophone Africa but the political progress has been disappointing. Here is a review of how bloggers have reacted to the electoral proceedings so far:

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: The Hunt for ‘Dudus’

Trinidadian blogger This Beach Called Life comments on the situation in Jamaica as the search for alleged drug trafficker ‘Dudus’ continues: “Once there is a market for drugs and arms...

Cuba: Breathing the World Cup

“In Cuba, with a lack of good sporting events, we eagerly await the Cup”: Iván's File Cabinet blogs about his World Cup picks.

Barbados: Trafficking Rating

Keltruth Corp says: “It seems that the human trafficking situation in Barbados is getting worse, and that the Government of Barbados is doing little to remedy the situation”, while Barbados...

Cape Verde: “Blog Joint” on Prostitution

In a Blog Joint Project, netcitizens from Cape Verde are reflecting about prostitution in the country: Emilio gives law background and quotes statements from public figures; Edy, who defends it...

Pakistan: Millat Facebook

Simbsi at Lawanai Sparashawe reviews Millatfacebook, Pakistan's answer to Facebook. An excerpt: “Millatfacebook was a very pathetic attempt to cash in on the anti-Facebook sentiment.”

Bangladesh: Save Dhaka Now

Anwarul Kabir at Mukto Mona blog analyzes Dhaka's unplanned growth which is causing many dire consequences like water-logging, pollution, changes in hydro-geological system, and building collapse.

India: Surat Science Centre

Rajesh Jain visited the Surat Science Center and opines that every Indian city should have one such science center.

Macedonia: Law on Electronic Communications Invades Citizens’ Privacy

On June 16, 2010, the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia adopted changes to the Law of Electronic Communications, which now violates the privacy of the citizens. With these changes,...

Jamaica, Barbados, U.S.A.: Unstoppable Spill?

Jamaican diaspora blogger Labrish doubts that President Obama “is getting good advice when so much information is out there about grave concerns from scientists about whether this oil leak can...

Vietnam: Law requiring surveillance app in Internet Cafes

Xeni Jardin over at boingboing has written a new post about new legal requirements for surveillance in Vietnam's internet cafes. Citing a recent PC Mag article and a recent entry...

Zimbabwe: Women not getting attention because of World Cup

Women in Zimbabwe are complaining that men don’t want to watch FIFA World Cup games at home where there is not much noise and support, let alone beer.

South Africa: Don't forget Mbeki and De Klerk

Mike Trapido argues that two men who made FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa possible have been largely overlooked:”They are two of our former presidents, Thabo Mbeki and Frederik...

South Africa: Bafana Bafana owes us an explanation

Common Dialogue discusses Bafana Bafana's 3-0 loss to Uruguay in FIFA World Cup: “The fact of the matter is South Africa played like they had just dsicovered the game of...

Africa: The world needs Africa

Graham Knight explains why the world needs Africa.

Poland-Norway: EEA & Norway Grants

Polandian comments on how Norway supports various socio-economic projects in Poland and other Eastern and Central European states by its EEA & Norway Grants.

Argentina: Children of the Dictatorship speak out in Interactive French Documentary

The Blogtrotters are a collaborative video blog from France who in their 9th project are travelling to Argentina to make Hijos, a collective documentary on the missing children of the...

Lithuania-Russia: Swastikas on Baltic products

Alan Hendrixson of With a Grain of Druska draws attention to Lithuanian dairy products being labelled with swastikas in Russia, according to his translation of a article.

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