12 July 2010

Stories from 12 July 2010

Niger: The Silent Famine

  12 July 2010

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 another food crisis after the one in 2005.

Europe: Multilingualism Video Contest

  12 July 2010

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 video contest to win a place aboard an itinerant film making event which will travel and take place in the archipelago of Turku, Finland.

India: Development With Sports

  12 July 2010

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

  12 July 2010

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 and Brazil.

Peru: Watching the World Cup Finale from Afar

  12 July 2010

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 do with watching the tournament from afar. And now they are celebrating Spain as the new champion.

Brazil: Prejudice against Paraguay in the Media

  12 July 2010

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 the participation of Paraguay in the Cup, which was broadcasted by a Brazilian television channel, Rede Globo's SporTV.

Uganda: Bloggers react to bomb blasts

  12 July 2010

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 at two popular nightlife spots in Kampala, the country's capital.

Russia: From National Bolshevik to Another Russia

Ilya Yashin of El pueblo unido jamás será vencido comments on [RUS] the formation of Eduard Limonov's new party Another Russia after his old party – the National Bolsheviks – was banned, and argues that Limonov is doing a mistake. Another Russia was also a coalition of opposition parties and...

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