7 July 2010

Stories from 7 July 2010

Argentina: Journalists Ignore Events in President's Province

  7 July 2010

El Artilero accuses [es] Argentinean journalists of ignoring the events that occur in the province of Santa Cruz, where former president Néstor Kirchner (and husband of current president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner) is originally from. The blogger lists 20 stories from Santa Cruz the press has ignored.

Sri Lanka: Defender Of Buddhism?

  7 July 2010

Portrait blog questions Sri Lanka's stance on Buddhism and comments: “Sri Lanka has created Buddhist Fundamentalism, something that I would have thought impossible to do.”

Mexico: Fighting Violence with Art?

  7 July 2010

Enrique Torre Molina from Vivir México [es] wonders if Mexico could imitate the initiatives from Medellin, Colombia to fight violence by promoting the arts. As an example, he talks about a program where delinquent youth are encouraged to engage in the arts to keep them busy and away from crime.

Bangladesh: How Can One Protest?

  7 July 2010

After the Bangladesh police foiled a peaceful and democratic protest of the opposition, Rumi Ahmed at In The Middle Of Nowhere asks “how can one protest in Bangladesh?”

India: Selective About Denouncing Violence?

  7 July 2010

On 4th of July, 2010 a group of unidentified assailants attacked and hacked off the right hand of Mr. T. J. Joseph, a college lecturer from Kerala. He was earlier suspended after accusations by Muslim groups for making some derogatory references to the Prophet in a question paper set by him and had apologized publicly. Bloggers react.

India: Facebook And Delhi Traffic Police

  7 July 2010

Gaurav Mishra at Gauravonomics reacts on the use of Facebook by Delhi Police: “punishing traffic offenders based on Facebook photos uploaded by others reminds me a little of China’s human flesh search engines.”

Philippines: Bloggers’ Views on Sex Education

  7 July 2010

This school year, the Philippine government is implementing a United Nations-backed sex education program in public schools for children and teenagers even as the Catholic Church has expressed strong opposition to the program. Bloggers comment on the issue.

Kazakhstan: Bloggers’ Summer Pessimism

Summer is predominantly a dead season for the netizens around the globe. Kazakh bloggers keep on writing – providing less citizen journalism, but producing broader insights. Isabekov opines on the Kazakh national mentality feature [ru]: One of the most favorite Central Asian entertainments is called “praise a Kazakh”. The rules...

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