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14 July 2010

Stories from 14 July 2010

Venezuela: Actress Carolina Riveros Wins Award in France

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...

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...

Macedonia: The Curse of ‘Bipartisanship’

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.

Equatorial Guinea: Portuguese as its Third Official Language

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...

Russia: Drowning in drunkenness

Streetwise Professor discusses the consequences of drinking in Russia, not least as temperatures now reach high peaks and people go swimming under the influence.

Malawi: Barcamp Malawi 2010

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.”

Africa: Addressing HIV in Southern Africa

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.”

South Africa: Writers record their work for Internet

“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...

Borneo Island: Uniting bloggers through Borneo Colours

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...

Poland: Realities of budget and taxes

Edward Hugh of Poland Economy Watch writes about Poland's economy and its ability to meet both domestic and European demands.

Brazil: High Index on Work Stress

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...

Serbia: One Pair of Shoes, One Life

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...

U.S.V.I.: Teen Killed

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....

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival & Social Media

“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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Pantin Passes On

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog mourns the death of economist Dennis Pantin.

Cuba: Biscet Stays

“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.

Brazil: Afro-Brazilian Claims to Affirmative Action Denied

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...

Bermuda: Fiscal Legacy

“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...

Kyrgyzstan: Inauguration of Roza Otunbayeva

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.

Kyrgyzstan: Young people promoting peace in the aftermath of clashes

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...

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