Stories from 18 June 2010
Marina Litvinovich, one of the top Russian bloggers and a civil rights activist, shares [RUS] her perspectives on online campaigns, civil society, and politics in Russia.
Today the Portuguese writer and only Portuguese language Nobel Prize Winner in Literature José Saramago died at age 87 in his residence in Lanzarote. Though he might not have liked it, he received a tribute in unison on Twitter.
S-pravdoi.ru, civil society portal, launched [EN] an anti-corruption cartoon competition. After one day of work the competition gathered more than 100 works from all over the country.
AlKomor is a blog “venturing a fresh perspective on new developments in Comoros.”
Sweet Sierra Leone writes about social clubs in Freetown, Sierra Leone: “We took Mountain Cot and there was killer traffic; but it soon turned into a worthwhile experience when i noticed that every couple blocks had a colorful, wall sign promoting one of the social clubs in the area. Of...
Novaya Gazeta is a liberal opposition newspaper in Russia that is famous beyond Russia's borders. Several of its journalists have been killed, and it continues to attract both online and offline threats. Sergey Sokolov, the deputy executive editor, shares with GV his perspectives on information security and the ongoing investigations into the journalists' murders.
ForGodandmyAfrica discusses the dangers of paternalism in Uganda's politics: “The culture of paternalism has saddled our fledgling democracy with the overextended rule of one of one man that renders our country to an innovation and synergy deficit from complementary leadership diversity.”
“Thousands of students at the University of Puerto Rico who went on strike two months ago to oppose severe budget cuts declared a historic victory after reaching an agreement with administrators”: Repeating Islands has the details.
If you are planning on visiting Kigali, Rwanda then you should visit a blog by Jiffler called Kigali Restaurant Reviews.
Generation Y says that the “dozens, hundreds of cameras scattered throughout the city” are creating content that “will be stored in the visual memory of this country.”
The Avartsy Kitchen Chronicles is a new Nigerian food blog:”I was inspired to start this mainly because I noticed a dearth online for Nigerian food recipes and pictures.”
Dydimus reports that government officials in Zimbabwe and Members of Parliament are key suppliers of fuel on the black market
YardFlex.com cites a news report that claims Jamaican police are “reportedly making arrangements to lay charges against Ochoa Ogilvie, son of Justin Ogilvie, a top associate of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.”
Guinea's general election is taking place on Sunday 27th of June 2010 to elect a president. For election news, follow Guinea Elections 2010 on Twitter (Fr).
“The Parliamentary Registrar estimates that 2,000 Bermudian voters are registered in the incorrect constituency”: Vexed Bermoothes thinks the figure is alarming, noting that “inaccurate voter rolls lead to inaccurate elections.”
Shada Kalo analyzes the reasons for the surprise win of the BNP supported Monzur Alam over the Awami League candidate ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury in the Chittagong City Corporation mayor election.
China Hush translated a blog post from sina forum explaining China government's policy towards online map services to address national security issue.
Wangbo discusses the relation between language and identity in China and Hong Kong by referring to a blog post written by Luqui Luwei.
The Japanese video sharing website Niko Niko Doga [en] announced that, on June 18 at 8 p.m. (Japan time), it will show online the documentary “The Cove” [ja] to the first 2000 users who access the website. The users will also be able to live-comment on the film. At present,...
“We all know it exists but one reporter actually went into the trouble of investigating how ‘super night clubs’ work,” Lebanese blogger Mustapha at Beirut Spring writes in this post.
The Lebanese online community celebrated the temporary victory of postponing the vote in parliament for the new proposed E-transactions law for an extra month. More about this law and reactions in this post.