16 July 2010

Stories from 16 July 2010

Azerbaijan: Facebook shuts down Scary Azeri?

Much to the astonishment of her many fans, Scary Azeri says that she thinks her Facebook fan page has possibly been shut down by the popular social networking site. The popular blogger, whose often unique posts have featured highly in Global Voices’ Caucasus section and who was interviewed by this...

Guinea-Bissau: The Role of Women

  16 July 2010

Blog Novas da Guiné Bissau [pt] shares a video preview of Fala di Mindjeris, a documentary about the women of that country. In a different blog, Paula da Costa, talks [pt] about their important role in that society and reports on a violent attack led by the military against three...

Brazil: Lusophone Countries United at the Theater Stage

  16 July 2010

For the first time in Brazil, theater groups from East Timor and Sao Tome & Principe will present plays at the FESTLIP (Festival of Portuguese Language) [pt]. The festival taking place in Rio de Janeiro, also includes plays from all the other lusophone states: Cape Verde, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Portugal...

Jamaica: People's Party

  16 July 2010

“I believe we need a party that is led by the PEOPLE, works on behalf of the PEOPLE and speaks in the voice of the PEOPLE”: Long Bench decides to take up the challenge.

Haiti: Truth or Hoax?

  16 July 2010

“Yesterday, a french ‘official’ announced that France will finally pay Haiti back for the 90 million gold francs it forced Haitians to pay in compensation for French slave trade losses”: HaitiAnalysis.com wants to know if the promise of reparation is true or false.

Puerto Rico: A Sacred Run

  16 July 2010

“For many ancient Indigenous cultures runners were an important way to send messages between communities”: The Voice of the Taino People Online reports that the tradition is about to be rediscovered though a “four directions” run on the island of Boriken.

Cuba: Looking In from the Outside

  16 July 2010

Generation Y tells the story “a Communist Party member, academic, and specialist on issues relating to the United States, [who] had the dangerous idea of writing an article against corruption”, saying: “Those ousted eventually realize that those they used to consider the ‘enemy,’ could at some point prove to be...

India: Sports Tourism

  16 July 2010

Raja Basu at Potpourri opines that the Indian government should aggressively promote and brand India as a potential ‘Sports Tourism’ destination.

Southeast Asia: Sex and web censorship

  16 July 2010

Regulating internet content today is viewed as an anti-democratic practice but Southeast Asian governments seem able to justify it by invoking the need to save the young from the scourge of indecent sexual behavior.

North Korea: Beauty Plays In the Psychological Warfare

  16 July 2010

A North Korean waitress who looks much alike South Korean actress has become a new celebrity in South Korea. A YouTube video of a North Korean college girl praising its regime’s generosity on her rich family has drawn several ten thousand views. North Korean defectors in South Korea are warning...

Guinea: Elections change media landscape

  16 July 2010

Elections in Guinea are changing the media landscape in the country: “Since last month, the military-led Transitional National Council has passed two new laws decriminalizing defamation and created a new media regulatory body.”

Bahrain: Blogger Meet up?

Bahraini blogger Mohammed Al Maskati appeals on Twitter: “Bahrain's bloggers of yesterday, tweeps of today.. You are now officially missed.. We should get together sometime for old time's sake.. Eh?”

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