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23 June 2010

Stories from 23 June 2010

Russia: Police Would Like to ‘Cooperate’ With Bloggers

Valery Gribakin, head of the public relations department of the Russian Ministry of Interior, expressed a will to meet with top-ranking bloggers in order to discuss ways of possible cooperation,...

Russia: President Medvedev Visits Silicon Valley

Russian president Dmitri Medvedev, during the widely discussed tour to the Silicon Valley, dined with Arnold Schwarzenegger [EN], visited Apple [RUS], officially started [EN] an account on Twitter [RUS] at the...

Uruguay: Watching the World Cup from Afar

Nostalgia de Emigrante [es] describes how it feels to watch Uruguay play in the World Cup from the perspective of someone who has emigrated. Considering how well the team is...

Bhutan: Handling Death In A Family

Tshokey at Kuzu Bhutan Weblog explains how hard it is to handle death in the family.

Sri Lanka: Targeting Buddha Bar

Indi.ca reports that the Sri Lankan government is investigating the Buddha Bar international chain of restaurants for ongoing LTTE activity abroad.

Sri Lanka: A Letter to A Child

Prageeth Thoradeniya at MindWind writes a letter to a child explaining his experience as a child.

Nepal: India Stops Newsprint Consignment

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports that Indian authorities are holding 1,000 metric tonnes of newsprint consignment to Nepal which is threatening the publications of a few newspapers...

Taiwan: “When the Excavators Came to the Rice Fields”

Now occupying only 1.8% of total GDP in Taiwan, no one can deny that local agriculture has lost its once highly-respected status and is almost dying under many political decisions...

Trinidad & Tobago: Au Revoir

This Beach Called Life makes fun of France's early exit from the World Cup.

Jamaica: ‘Dudus’ In Custody

News broke late yesterday that Jamaica's most wanted man, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke - whose pending extradition to the United States threw the island nation into a state of emergency thanks...

Cape Verde / Equatorial Guinea: Journalists Kept Away from Official Visit

Amilcar Tavares posted several diagrams [pt] in his blog comparing the development of Cape Verde with Equatorial Guinea. The controversial President of the latter, Teodoro Mbasogo, visited Cape Verde last...

Mexico: 300,000 Tons of Electronic Waste

Mexico produces about 300,000 tons of electronic waste each year. According to Pepe Flores [es], Mexico is behind in legislating on this issue and warns that the electronic residue presents...

Cuba: Ferrer Released

Several Cuban bloggers report that prisoner of conscience, Dr. Desi Ferrer, has been released, but must serve the remaining four months of his prison term under house arrest.

Colombia: Rethinking the War on Drugs

Albeiro Rodas writes for Colombia Passport about recent reports from The United Nations Office on Drugs (UNODC) and says that “for an international community opinion […] this War on Drugs is divided...

Iran: Derakhshan's trial started

According to [fa] several sites including Fars News, Hossein Derakhshan‘s trial started today. The Iranian blogger has been in jail for 21 months and he was accused of “collaborating with...

Japan: A day at an elementary school

Ploychompu Srisa-an, a student at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, spent a day teaching at a Japanese elementary school as part of an exchange program. She created an in-depth video of...

Brazil: “CALA BOCA TADEU SCHMIDT”, Phenomenon Continued

After the huge success of "CALA BOCA GALVAO", a similar phenomenon arose in the Brazilian social media, this time involving Brazil's main television network, Rede Globo, one of its reporters,...

Africa: Blogging the World Cup at Digital News Africa

Follow bloggers Eduardo Avila, Rebecca Wanjiku and Daudi Were writing about 2010 FIFA World Cup at Digital News Africa.

Kenya: On loving football

Kenyan Pundit discusses her love with football: “I remember hanging out in our Mada balcony waving the AFC flag (I had a special mini-one) as the isukuti entourage swept through...

Zimbabwe: Dear Farai Maguwu

Chris Kabwato writes to Mr. Farai Maguwu, Executive Director of Centre for Research and Development (CRD) who was arrested by the Zimbabwe Republic Police two weeks ago.

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