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1 July 2010

Stories from 1 July 2010

USA: Indigenous Rights Declaration under Reexamination

The US government is now reviewing and asking for public input on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples after initially rejecting it in 2007.

Ukraine: Mysterious Deaths at the Kiev Zoo

The Kiev Zoo has recently attracted attention of both the traditional and citizen media because of the alarming events happening there: quite a few animals at the Zoo have died...

Japan: The art of cutting paper

Japanstyle dedicates a post [en] to kamikiri, one of the traditional crafts that uses paper and that is also a stage performance. Attached to the post a video where popular...

Russia: Hackers Provoke Closure of the Major News Website

Several articles of, one of the major media outlets, had been significantly transformed by unknown hackers, reported [RUS]. Aksana Panova, executive editor of the portal, suggested, hackers added...

USA: Global Feminism Live Chat on July 19

Gender Across Borders, a group blog dedicated to international feminism, is currently seeking new contributors and is holding a public live chat to discuss global feminism on July 19.

Russia: Human Rights Website Hacked and Blocked

First page of, a website Moscow Center for Prison Reform, of one of the oldest Russian human rights NGOs, had been hacked, reported [RUS]. The content of the website...

Russia: Executive Director of Moscow Airport Uses Blog to Blame the Mayor

Michael Vasilenko, executive director of Russia's second largest international airport Sheremetyevo, wrote [RUS] a blog post accusing [ENG] Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov in a deliberate transport blockade of the airport....

Nepal: Prime Minister Resigns

Nepali Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal announced his resignation yesterday in a live televised speech. Mr. Nepal's resignation brings an end to a long political stalemate in Nepal.

Pakistan: The Cause Of Ahmadi Massacre In Lahore

Anwer Khan at Pak Tea House examines the cause of the recent Ahmadi massacre in Lahore.

Bhutan: Archery In Question

When a Bhutanese parliamentarian was struck by an arrow recently, an intense debate ensued on the need to regulate archery, the national sport of Bhutan. Dorji Wangchuk opines that “archery...

Sri Lanka: Kite Jam 2010

Kite Surf Sri Lanka blog writes about Kite Jam 2010, Sri Lanka's first kite surfing event, which took place recently.

Bangladesh: On Blasphemy

Tiktiki at Unheard Voice elaborates on the use of blasphemy in Bangladesh politics.

Guatemala: Costa Rican Francisco Dall’Anese to Direct CICIG

Francisco Dall’Anese, Attorney General of Costa Rica, has been appointed to direct the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala. Bloggers provide context and analysis on how this new appointment will...

Africa: Great African photos on the Internet

Glenna links to great African photos on the Internet: “The first set of beautiful photos I’d like to point out are by Jessica Hilltout of football in Africa.”

Uganda: Election dates set

Conserve Uganda writes about election dates: “Nominations for President will be accepted on October 25 and 26, 2010, and the elections for President and Parliament will all happen between February...

Africa: Why was Jabulani ball not made in Africa?

Will Prochaska argues that the choice of the Jabulani ball for for 2020 FIFA World Cup was a missed opportunity: “Sadly, however, a great chance was missed when the decision...

India: Thoughts On Bengal Politics

Nirmalya Nag posts some thoughts on the Politics of West Bengal state of India (Part 1, Part 2).

Ghana: Racist World Cup Ad

Sokari writes about a racist World Cup Ad by German car rental SIXT: “The above advert was sent to me by a friend from Germany which she explains as follows:...

Liberia: My life in Liberia

Shreya blogs about her life in Liberia: “I inevitably get sick whenever I travel and my trip to Liberia is no different… I had a minor bought of food poisoning...

Ghana: Go Ghana Go!

James writes about world cup game between Ghana and Uruguay: “The beers and biltong have been bought and the friends all confirmed. All is set for a great day of...

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