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15 July 2010

Stories from 15 July 2010

India: Is Media Misusing Its Freedom? – A New Contest

Angola: Song of the year for Museke Online Music Awards

Bhutan: Gay And Lesbian Pride

Bangladesh: A DVD Featuring Bangladesh's Cricket Success

India: Opposing The Ban On The Veil

Trinidad & Tobago: Eating Wisely

Caribbean: CRB Reviews

Cuba: A Different Kind of Prison?

Jamaica: U.K. Losing Out?

Bermuda: Respect Yourself

Caucasus: Blogs and Bullets

Last week, on 8 July, a half-day conference, Blogs and Bullets: Evaluating the Impact of New Media on Conflict was held at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington D.C....

Ghana: Do You Have a Spare Room For Ex-President Rawlings?

Ghana's former president Jerry Rawlings is homeless. He is urgently in need of an accomodation to rent in Ghana's capital city Accra. Here is a roundup of reactions from Ghanaian...

Croatia: Police Breaks Up Peaceful Protest in Zagreb

Croatian police broke up a peaceful protest against usurpation of public space in the center of Zagreb and arrested at least 11 civic activists. Once again, Twitter is the main...

China: Green Dam-Youth Escort closed down

Russia: Collection of Online Ideas

Russia: Anna Chapman – the Most Popular Facebook User

Baghdad: Interior Ministry raids beauty parlour

Morocco: The Complexities of Language

Charlotte is an anthropologist who, for the past year and a half, has been conducting field work in Morocco. Her research is focused on "how the complexity of Moroccan society’s...

Czech Republic: A story of right-wing populism

Kazakhstan: Kazakh blogs on national issues

Lately I have often seen posts about national problems in Kazakh language blogs. I am going to review some of them. Ainash Esali in a post titled “The government should...