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12 July 2010

Stories from 12 July 2010

Niger: The Silent Famine

The underreported food crisis in Sahel is taking worrisome proportions as about 2.5 millions of  people in Niger  are currently affected by food shortage. Bloggers in Niger reflect on yet...

Chile: 10 Things Chileans will Never Forget about FIFA 2010 World Cup

Ricardo lists [es] 10 things Chileans will never forget about the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Some things are specific to Chile, but others are universal: Paul the Octopus, the Jabulani (the ball),...

Europe: Multilingualism Video Contest

If you live in Europe, are between 18 and 35 years of age and can speak more than one language, then send in a short on multilingualism to an online...

Bhutan: An Interview With Jamie Zeppa

Bhutan Canada publishes an interview with Jamie Zeppa, who wrote a memoir of her teaching years in Bhutan and her self-discovery in a foreign land.

Nepal: Bathe In The Pools Of The Street Side

De Neilson writes about the Nepalese tradition of bathing in the pools located in the street side or fountain side.

India: Development With Sports

Think Change India highlights the Dream A Dream project in India which is using team sports like football to create a fun filled learning environment for children.

Bangladesh: Silence Of The Fans

Back To Bangladesh talks with a Bangladeshi football fan to understand why the Worldcup craze waned in the country – of course after the early departures of their favorites Argentina...

Peru: Watching the World Cup Finale from Afar

The 2010 FIFA Football World Cup in South Africa ended on Sunday July 11. It was a month full of football all around the world. Peruvian fans had to make...

Brazil: Prejudice against Paraguay in the Media

A diplomatic incident between Brazil and Paraguay broke out in the same day that the latter was eliminated from the World Cup. In focus is a prejudiced video report about...

Palestine: Workshops Inspire Bloggers in Gaza and West Bank

Recently the director of Global Voices Advocacy, Sami Ben Gharbia, gave a series of blogging workshops in Gaza and the West Bank. The workshops were organised by the Arabic Media...

Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago: Sparrow Turns 75

Iconic calypsonian The Mighty Sparrow celebrates his 75th birthday; Repeating Islands reports.

Cuba: Everybody Hurts

Laritza Diversent says that her island is hurting and highlights comments from readers of her blog to prove her point.

Cuba: Castro In Public

Havana Times notes that Fidel Castro has made his first public appearance in four years.

Malaysia: Government Tinkers to Eliminate a Subsidy Culture

When a minister warned that Malaysia could suffer a ‘Greek tragedy' if subsidies are not cut, the nation suddenly woke up to the inevitable but politically unpopular move once again....

Thailand: Blog on wheelchair accessible places

The blog Wheelchair accessible holidays Thailand provides relevant information to disabled people and wheelchair users about the accessibility of Hua Hin and Bangkok in Thailand.

Laos: Barcamp Vientiane

A group is now organizing Barcamp Vientiane which is tentatively scheduled for November.

Laos: Edible insects

Lao Voices quotes a survey report which shows that “95 percent of Laotians snack on critters.”

Uganda: Bloggers react to bomb blasts

Soccer fans gathered in bars and restaurants around the globe to watch the final game of the World Cup last night. In Uganda, these celebrations were interrupted when bombs exploded...

Estonia: A future in green technology

Quickthink argues that one way of economic recovery and growth for Estonia may be in developing a sector of green technology.

Russia: New political blogger community

A new LJ community – the association of political bloggers [RUS] has been founded in Russia, aiming to assist and facilitate cooperation among this variety of bloggers.

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