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4 August 2010

Stories from 4 August 2010

Armenia: Rock association or control?

Unzipped comments on a new “Rock Association” established by Armenia's blogging prime minister, Tigran Sargsyan. Although not doubting the genuine intentions of the senior official known for his love of...

Côte d’Ivoire: Former Olympique de Marseille Great Didier Wacouboué Passed Away

Twitter users les3points and Menilmuche are sadden by the passing of Ivorian football player and former great Olympique de Marseille defender Didier Wacouboué [Fr]. His rising career was  interrupted when...

Pakistan: Gang Rape Of Nurse Causes Outrage

The gang rape of a trainee nurse by a medical officer at a government hospital has caused outrage in Pakistan. Bloggers discuss the need for better implementation of the work...

Sri Lanka: Profiting From Social Media Marketing

Rumbling Lankan discusses about the trend of social media marketing in Sri Lanka and how to profit from it.

Bangladesh: Bengali And Bangladeshi Nationalism

Dr Afsar Ali at Unheard Voices comments that “there is no contradiction between the Bengali and Bangladeshi nationalism as opposed to the pundits and the politicians wanted us to believe...

Bangladesh: The Future Of Religion Based Politics

An Ordinary Citizen discusses the future of religion based politics in Bangladesh in light of the Supreme Court verdict on the fifth amendment of the constitution, which reverted the country...

Sri Lanka: Western Media Bias Against Muslims

Dee at Ranting In Colombo comments on the bias of western media in portraying the Arab and Muslim world: “a head shawl doesn't mean you're conservative! There is a person...

Tweeting Kenya's Referendum 2010

Kenyans voted today in a referendum for a new constitution. Kenyan twitter users have been busy posting tweets related to the referendum using hashtags: #uchaguzi, #kenyadecides, #referendum and #kuweniserious.

Haiti: Preparing for Hurricanes

Wadner Pierre reports that “Gonaives, the third largest city in Haiti, is rushing to prepare for an expected highly active hurricane season.”

Puerto Rico: Condoning Corruption?

“My dad used to comment wryly, We're a ‘Don't confuse Me with the facts’ kind of people”: Gil the Jenius is convinced this is one reason that Puerto Ricans “are...

Haiti: “President”?

“Hip-hop…is something of a pulpit…so it’s little wonder that…Haitian-American superstar Wyclef Jean, as a child of the Haitian diaspora [is] destined to return and lead his people out of bondage”:...

Morocco: Fez Resident Wins UN Youth Award

A young man from Fez, Ilyas Bakouch, is the runner-up in the United Nations’ Millenium Development Goals’ World Summit Youth Awards, for his website,, writes The View from Fez.

Cuba: No Smoking

Despite the fact that Generation Y is a non-smoker, she has been diagnosed with emphysema, prompting her to comment: “The resolution to protect those who don’t smoke is strict and...

Bolivia: Hacked Website of the Office of the Attorney General

The blogger from La Mala Palabra [es] notes that the website for the Bolivian Attorney General was hacked by a well-known Peruvian hacker, and regrets that the web security for...

Russia: Leader of Khimki Forest Defenders Detained

Yevgenia Chirikova, a civil rights activist and leader of the Khimki forest park defenders [EN] has been detained, reported [EN]. More than 30 policemen came to detain her after...

Kenya's Referendum Live Updates

Kenyan citizens are voting today in a referendum on a new constitution. You can follow live updates on Kenyan websites and also get reports of incidents related to the referendum...

Russia: Violence, Drinks and Love on Airborne Forces Day

LJ user zyalt decided to take a walk with a photo camera around Gorky Park in Moscow on the Airborne Forces Day (August 3). Here is his photo report.

China: Aftershock – history or political allegory?

While the 2008 Sichuan earthquake has become a taboo in mainstream media because of the bean dregs school building construction scandal and the arrest of citizen investigator Tan Zhouren, the...

Philippines: Remembering the Abduction of Fr. Rudy Romano

A commemoration protest in the central Philippine city of Cebu leads In Between Columns to remember circumstances surrounding the abduction of human rights advocate Fr. Rudy Romano and fellow anti-dictatorship...

Philippines: Bloggers’ Insights on the Peasant Problem

Filipino bloggers joining a commercial tour to the mountain villages of the central Philippine Province of Cebu got a glimpse of the livelihood and insights into the problems confronting the...

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