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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...

Guinea-Bissau: The Role of Women

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...

Pakistan: NEPRA And Concerns About Energy Crisis

Faisal Naqvi at Monsoon Frog explains in details the authority and activities of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) of Pakistan, which is a deterrent to solve energy problems...

Côte d'Ivoire: Blogger and Journalist Théophile Kouamouo Arrested with his Team since July 13th

Three journalists of Le Nouveau Courrier d'Abidjan were taken into police custody when they refused to disclose sources for an investigative report on the coffee and cocoa export trade. Here...

Brazil: Lusophone Countries United at the Theater Stage

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...

India, Bangladesh: Tackling Energy Crisis

Sowmya Suryanarayanan at Strategic Foresight Group discusses about the need to enhance energy security for both Bangladesh and India to tackle the looming energy crisis.

Paraguay: Prejudice in International Media During the World Cup

In Paraguay, the 2010 FIFA World Cup evidenced that Paraguayans had to look out for discrimination coming from the least expected source: international mainstream media from Brazil and Spain.

Jamaica: People's Party

“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...

Haiti: Truth or Hoax?

“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”:...

Puerto Rico: A Sacred Run

“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...

Cuba: Looking In from the Outside

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”,...

India: Sports Tourism

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

Sri Lanka: A Caring Home For Old Priests Needs Support

Dee at Ranting in Colombo highlights a 150 year old Buddhist temple at Kurunegala (Wellawa) which cares for a number of aged, debilitated, desolate and destitute monks and needs support.

Southeast Asia: Sex and web censorship

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...

North Korea: Beauty Plays In the Psychological Warfare

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...

Brunei: Sultan makes surprise school visit

The Sultan of Brunei paid a surprise school visit a day before his birthday to consult with youth and students. Young Bruneians blogged and tweeted the unexpected royal visit.

Global: If God said ask me anything what would you ask him?

South African blogger Khaya Dlanga asked people on the “Internets” what they would ask God is he said they could ask him anything…here are the answers.

Cameroon: Press fuels democracy

Célestin Lingo shows the link betwee the press and the democratization process in Cameroon.

Guinea: Elections change media landscape

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...

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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