2 August 2010

Stories from 2 August 2010

Cambodia: Mixed views on Duch Verdict

  2 August 2010

A prison chief accused of ordering the torture and death of 14,000 individuals during the Khmer Rouge era in Cambodia was sentenced to 35 years. It is the first guilty verdict after the Khmer Rouge regime collapsed 30 years ago. Bloggers react

Pakistan: Mourning Victims Of Plane Crash

  2 August 2010

On the morning of July 28, Airblue flight ED 202 flying from Karachi crashed into the Margalla Hills in Islamabad. None of the 152 crews and passengers on board survived. Bloggers react to the tragic incident and raise critical questions regarding disaster management and media coverage of the tragedy.

Caribbean: On Freedom

  2 August 2010

Yesterday, August 1, marked the 172nd commemoration of Emancipation Day in many English-speaking Caribbean territories, when African slaves were freed from their British colonists. Today is a public holiday in many countries throughout the region and a few bloggers are taking the opportunity to reflect on what the occasion means to these developing islands.

Trinidad & Tobago: Going South

  2 August 2010

My Chutney Garden talks to permaculture enthusiast Erle Rahaman-Noronha about his annual jaunt to Trinidad's south coast “to collect seeds and identify the flotsam that washed up daily from Venezuela's Orinoco River.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Watching Colin

  2 August 2010

This Beach Called Life is keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Colin: “Let's hope this system will fizzle but it’s that time of year where every possibility looks dangerous.”

Cuba: He's Ba-ack?

  2 August 2010

“In Cuba, information must be read between the lines”: Iván's File Cabinet speculates about what the differing approaches of the Castro brothers might mean.

Sri Lanka: First Ever Tweetup

  2 August 2010

Amitha Amarasinghe informs that TweetupSL, the first ever tweetup for Sri Lankan tweeps, will take place in Colombo on the 26th of August, Thursday.

India: Curfew In Jammu & Kashmir

  2 August 2010

“Curfew has been imposed in nine districts in Jammu & Kashmir,” reports Pragmatic Euphony. The blogger advocates for bold political initiatives from the Indian government once the ongoing violence is subdued.

Kenya: Kenya's Referendum: A Ugandan's Dilemma

  2 August 2010

Kenya's referendum for a new constitution poses a dilemma for a Ugandan living in Kenya: “Hence my dilemma, the referendum is 3 days away, should I pack it in and catch a plane to kampala and sit it out for a week. And if so, should I leave now or...

China: Rural migrant workers need love too!

  2 August 2010

As if rural migrant workers did not need love before, the state own T.V recently discovered that the post 80s rural migrant workers need love and therefore organized a special episode of If You Are the One for this specific social group. More from DANWEI.

Mexico: Sin Lugar Online Event

  2 August 2010

Ernesto Priego is the primary organizer of the Sin Lugar event, which he describes as “a Twitter-centred online anti-conference,” where Mexican twitterers can gather to discuss topics related to internet, digital culture, citizenship, among others. In his blog Butterfly Hunt, he describes how the event works and how people can...

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