19 June 2010

Stories from 19 June 2010

Peru: Southern Peru on Strike Reclaiming Gas

  19 June 2010

A 24-hour strike in protest of the Camisea gas export took place in various departments of southern Peru. The villagers complained about the gas moving abroad, while they have a great need of it in their regions. Rejection of other oil and irrigation projects was also part of the strike. Here we present a brief report and a collection of tweets from cities that participated in the protest.

Mexico: Visiting a Trotilleria

  19 June 2010

Carlos Hernández visited a small tortilla factory (“tortilleria” in Spanish) and reported on his experience on his blog Mas alla de Conoce México [es], where he includes images of the tortilla-making process.

Bangladesh: Netizens Surprised By Bandwidth Export Move

  19 June 2010

Bangladesh has one of the slowest and most expensive internet connections in the world and only about a quarter of the bandwidth capacity available is being used. Now the government has issued an international tender to lease out a big chunk of that capacity which irked some netizens.

Myanmar: Birthday Wish for Aung San Su Kyi

  19 June 2010

Breathe.Dream.Write wishes a happy birthday to Aung San Su Kyi, who will be celebrating her 65th birthday under house arrest on June 19. The birthday celebrant is Myanmar's major opposition leader.

Singapore: Youth Olympic Games

  19 June 2010

The first Youth Olympic Games will take place in Singapore on August. Young athletes – aged between 14 and 18 years – will compete in 26 sports events.

Malawi: On fake gays

  19 June 2010

Victor discusses the issue of fake gays in Malawi: “I had argued that while I acknowledge there are gays and lesbians in Malawi, the noise underway involved players whose genuineness I doubted.”

Myanmar: Opposition website hacked

  19 June 2010

The Irrawaddy reports that photayokeking.org, an opposition website in Myanmar was attacked by hackers. The website provides alternative information about the Myanmar military

El Salvador: One Laptop per Child

  19 June 2010

The Education Ministry of El Salvador has started giving out XO laptop computers –from One Laptop per Child– to low-income students. Tim's El Salvador Blog says 400 children from 5 schools have received their laptops: “A year from now, the goal is to have the computers in the hands of 78,000 students...

Sri Lanka: Reflections On The Problems In Gaza

  19 June 2010

Sri Lankan MP and blogger Rajiva Wijesinha reflects on the adjournment of resolution on the problems in Gaza: “the world is desperately in need of consensus based on universally accepted principles of justice, rather than continuing indulgence to old victims by old victimizers.”

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