Stories from 14 July 2010
Blogacine, a Venezuelan blog about film, reports [es] that Carolina Riveros, a young Venezuelan actress, has just won one of the awards for best actress at the Second Festival Internacional de Cinema Latin du Pays de Caux [fr], in Saint-Valery-en-Caux, France. She was recognized for her work in the Venezuelan...
Côte d'Ivoire:3 Journalists Including Théophile Kouamouo Arrested for Posting Classified Documents on Coffee and Cocoa
Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) reports that three journalists were arrested on July 13th in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire for publishing classified documents regarding coffee and cocoa production [Fr]. Among them is Théophile Kouamouo, the founder of Abidjan Blog Camps, a Rising Voices project grantee. Here is a petition to show support...
Veteran Macedonian bloggers express the widely held opinion among their compatriots who are not sympathizers of political parties about feeling hostage to a system without independent alternatives.
An online petition [pt] against the entry of Equatorial Guinea to the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) has been launched by Portuguese and Mozambican organizations. Brazil and São Tomé & Príncipe [pt] support President Obiang intentions. In case the country is accepted, Portuguese will become its third official language...
Streetwise Professor discusses the consequences of drinking in Russia, not least as temperatures now reach high peaks and people go swimming under the influence.
Clement Nyirend writes about BarCamp Malawi 2010: “Malawian geeks will hold their first ever barcamp at Sunbird Capital Hotel, Lilongwe, Malawi, on 17th and 18th July, 2010.”
Ethan blogs about Annie Lennox who talks about addressing HIV in Southern Africa atTEDGlobal conference: “Her goal is the UN’s goal – the elimination of mother/child transmission by 2015.”
“Four South African writers recorded their prose stories for the internet during the National Arts Festival. This was the final part of the CityBooks project focussing on Grahamstown and organised by the Dutch/Flemish organisation deBuren,” cueTV blog reports from Grahamstown, South Africa.
Borneo Colours is a website that links bloggers from Brunei, Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan (Malaysia) and Kalimantan (Indonesia) which are all located in the island of Borneo. It's a platform for the bloggers in this region to network and create greater understanding about their neighbours.
Edward Hugh of Poland Economy Watch writes about Poland's economy and its ability to meet both domestic and European demands.
A recent survey by Isma Brazil (International Stress Management Association) reveals that 30% of the economically active population of Brazil has already reached a burn out point at work, coming in just behind Japan. The reasons presented are long journeys, fear of dismissal and absence of a balance between effort...
Charged with genocide by the Hague Tribunal for the brutal deaths of more than 8000 Muslims in this Bosnian town on 11 July 1995, General Ratko Mladic has not been arrested yet.
Live De Life is saddened by an incident in which “a 14 year old tourist visiting on a Carnival cruise ship was killed from crossfire between two criminals” in St. Thomas.
“The Carnival Band that makes the creates the most noise (read social chatter) gets the most attention”: Trinidad Carnival Diary says that using social media may translate into gaining an edge on the Carnival competition.
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog mourns the death of economist Dennis Pantin.
“Oscar Elias Biscet, perhaps the best-known political prisoner in the Cuban gulag, has refused to take exile in Spain as a condition of his release from prison”: Uncommon Sense reports.
After nearly a decade discussing the Racial Equality Statute, last month the Brazilian senate finally approved it. Out of the document are the most controversial demands from Afro-Brazilian movements: a quota system of affirmative action in both education and the job market.
“So, it’s official. Government is trying to raise a half billion dollars in debt to cover their ‘spending addiction'”: Vexed Bermoothes is not pleased with the legacy of the present government.
Kyrgyz blogger posts a unique photo report from the historical event: the inauguration of Kyrgyzstan's Roza Otunbaeva, first female president in Central Asia, that took place July 3, 2010.
Akylai Karimova writes about the youth campaign “Let’s plant Peace in Osh!” in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. It started on 10 July with hundreds of young men and women of various ethnicities participating voluntarily in the series of actions supported by the U.S. Embassy and UNDP.
Nick Fielding reviews a new report on corruption by Integrity Watch Afghanistan. Based on interviews with 6,500 people, the survey assesses the impact of corruption, the trust in state and non-state institutions, international anti-corruption efforts and the links between corruption and insurgency.