Stories from 15 July 2010
The blog Camino al Paraguay lists [es] the travel and tourism websites of all the departments of Paraguay; each website provides important information for those who want to explore what that specific department has to offer.
Eva Golinger writes: “US State Department documents declassified under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) evidence more than $4 million USD in funding to journalists and private media in Venezuela during the last three years. This funding is part of the more than $40 million USD international agencies are investing...
The Argentinean Senate sanctioned a law that establishes equal rights to marry, without discriminating between heterosexual and homosexual couples, and with the same rights to adoption, among other issues. With this measure, Argentina becomes the first Latin American country to allow same-sex marriage.
Brizola Neto says that one of the oldest Brazilian newspapers, Jornal do Brasil (JB) will cease its printed version and will only run online. The blogger adds that the almost-120-years-old newspaper was a brave opponent to the Brazilian dictatorship (1964-1985) and its disappearance will leave a gap in Rio de...
A curious map of the state of São Paulo, Brazil, was featured on blog Strange Maps. The blogger gives some background on the “Paulista” separatist movements in that state, which he describes as the West’s Most Populous Sub-Nation.
Sleeping with Pengovsky reports that the official car of Slovenian President Danilo Türk has been stolen.
Belarus Digest writes about celebrations of the 600th anniversary of the battle of Grünwald, when troops from Poland, Lithuania, and Belarus defeated the Order of the Teutonic knights – a major turn in the medieval regional balance of power.
The Indian Rupee has now got a symbol and Aditya at Scribbler.in thinks that its a move forward. Soumyadip at Cutting The Chai informs that Rupee became a top trending topic on Twitter today.
Raza Rumi at Pak Tea House is optimistic about positive bilateral relations as Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan are scheduled to meet today.
Four Filipina staffers of the Bon Secours Baltimore Health System in Baltimore City were recently fired from their jobs for speaking Filipino during their lunch break. Bloggers share their views on the issue.
Dan shares his experience during a recent flooding in Hanoi, Vietnam. Pictures of the flood are uploaded in VN Express.
Ravi Philemon writes about the reported discrimination against overweight health workers in Singapore
Blogger Irreligious tries to understand why some people in Singapore are skeptical about the rise of mega churches or church groups with large congregations
Sex Trafficking is cited by a blogger as a major human rights issue in Singapore but the government is downplaying the problem.
Blowin’ in the Wind compares the old and new bus fares in Singapore and notes that many commuters have to pay more today.
In a blogpost titled Xenophobic Singapore, blogger Freak Thoughts traces the history of the city state to remind Singaporeans not to discriminate against Chinese immigrants.
Martyn See was ordered by Singapore's Media Development Authority to remove the political film he uploaded on youtube. The film was banned by the government but Singaporean netizens have already widely distributed it in many sites.
“Africa Goal is an exciting and innovative project that harnesses the popularity of the football World Cup to address HIV and AIDS in the region of the World most effected by the epidemic,” writes Bev Clark at Kubatana blogs.
Bev Clark argues that Zimbabweans shouldn’t pay their TV or radio licences and why companies shouldn’t advertise on state-controlled media because of government control of the media.
Bankelele discusses medical investments in East Africa: “Kenya and the region’s population has been steadily growing (good or bad thing?) and with more people accessing formal medical care would that not be a growth opportunity?”
BlogAdda, in partnership with PringOO, is hosting a blog contest titled “Is Indian Media – Misusing its Freedom?” The details can be found here and the last date of entry is July 20, 2010.