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18 June 2010

Stories from 18 June 2010

Sierra Leone: Social clubs in Freetown

  18 June 2010

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...

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Russia: Novaya Gazeta, An Opposition Newspaper Under Internet Attack

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.

Uganda: The axis of paternalism in Uganda's politics

  18 June 2010

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.”

Puerto Rico: Strike Over

  18 June 2010

“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.

Cuba: Cameras & Memory

  18 June 2010

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.”

Jamaica: Charges to be Laid

  18 June 2010

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.”

Bermuda: Free & Fair

  18 June 2010

“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.”

Bangladesh: Turnaround In Mayor Election

  18 June 2010

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: Online map service policy

  18 June 2010

China Hush translated a blog post from sina forum explaining China government's policy towards online map services to address national security issue.

Japan: The première of “The Cove” will be online

  18 June 2010

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,...

Lebanon’s Sex Industry

“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.

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