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28 July 2010

Stories from 28 July 2010

Spain: First Online Galician Newspaper Closes Down

The first monolingual Galician online newspaper Vieiros [gz] has closed down after 15 years because of financial problems. In a melancholy post, Galician reporter McShuíbhne says the loss of language...

Bangladesh: One Child to Rebuild a School

All it took was one child to talk about his destroyed school in front of a camera: through the following months, thanks to Shawn Ahmed of the Uncultured Project and...

Morocco: Agharass's New Photography Blog

Moroccan blogger Agharass is known for having an eclectic blog with posts (in French) on a variety of subjects from Palestine to pop culture, often peppered with the blogger's own...

Egypt: Is Egypt Sinking?

The Economist has published a special report on Egypt and its future after President Hosni Mubarak, who has now been recognized as the 21st century sick man of the Middle...

Israel: Rape by Deceit or Racism?

The recent conviction of rape by deceit of an Arab posing as a Jew to seduce a Jewish woman to engage in sexual intercourse has sparked conversations across the Hebrew...

Pakistan: Bollywood Movie On Laden Banned In Pakistan

“The Bollywood movie, ‘Tere Bin Laden’ (Without You, Laden), has been banned in Pakistan because it caricatures Osama Bin Laden”, informs Sonya Rehman.

Nepal: No Toilet, No Citizenship

XNepali Blog reports that as a part of the sanitary awareness program in rural Nepal, the Kaikot district council “has formulated a requirement in which every citizenship certificate applicant need...

Pakistan: Plane Crashed In Islamabad

Hina Safdar at Chowrangi reports in details about an Airblue Airbus 321 flight originating from Karachi, which has crashed in Islamabad’s Margalla Hills today morning. 152 passengers including the crew...

Bangladesh: The Quality Of English In Bangla Medium Education

Aminul Islam Sajib explains why he had to write a letter in English memorized from the book instead of writing creatively during his school examination.

Nigeria: Reflections from AIDS2010

Nigerian blogger's reflections of AIDS2010: “It has been my pleasure to share with you some of my reflections from AIDS2010, from a Nigerian perspective. I have not covered in detail...

Nigeria: 50 years of hopelessness

Adeola writes about Nigerias “50 years of hopelessness”: “We have complained that it is morally wrong for Nigeria to celebrate the 50th year anniversary in an ostentatious manner because of...

Bangladesh: Minimum Wages Raised In Garments Sector

After long protests and bargaining with the employers and the workers, the Bangladesh Government has decided to raise the minimum wages to Tk. 3000 per month ($44) which is approximately...

Zimbabwe: Constitutional Outreach

Bev Clark reports that constitutional outreach meetings held by the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition in Zimbabwe.

Caribbean: New Memoirs

Repeating Islands blogs about the release of two memoirs: by editor Diana Athill, who worked with V.S. Naipaul and Jean Rhys, and by Fidel Castro.

Trinidad & Tobago: Types of Discrimination

gspottt applauds new Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar for acknowledging that discrimination “includes, but is certainly not limited to, racial bias.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Local Government Reps

KnowTnT.com republishes the results of the country's recently-held local government elections.

Trinidad & Tobago: Missed It

Ever wondered how to miss a coup? Caribbean Free Radio knows first-hand.

Jamaica: Reverend's Case Postponed

Girl With a Purpose provides an update on the Dudus extradition case.

Russia: Reginal Court Blocks YouTube for Extremist Content

Komsomolosk-on-Amur [ENG] city court, at the Russian Far East, ordered local Internet provider “Rosnet” to block access to Youtube and four other websites (including web.archive.org), Cnews reported [RUS]. The decision...

China: Karate Kid movie censored

In the latest Karate Kid movie, does Will Smith's kid kick Chinese butt or is he actually the one getting bullied? That depends where you watch it, writes the Shandongxifu...

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