4 August 2010

Stories from 4 August 2010

Armenia: Rock association or control?

  4 August 2010

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 the musical genre, the blog still concludes that the less than casual meeting didn't fit in with the spirit it...

Pakistan: Gang Rape Of Nurse Causes Outrage

  4 August 2010

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 place harassment bill and demand actions to curb the increasing incidences of rape.

Bangladesh: The Future Of Religion Based Politics

  4 August 2010

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 back to the 1972 secular constitution.

Tweeting Kenya's Referendum 2010

  4 August 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

  4 August 2010

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?

  4 August 2010

“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 implicitly condoning corruption.”

Haiti: “President”?

  4 August 2010

“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”: Dessalines’ Children and Repeating Islands blog about the singer's intention to run for the Haitian presidency.

Cuba: No Smoking

  4 August 2010

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 very modern, but in practice it only worked for a couple of weeks…I feel like buying myself a dozen of...

Kenya's Referendum Live Updates

  4 August 2010

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 at uchaguzi.co.ke.

China: Aftershock – history or political allegory?

  4 August 2010

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 Tangshan Earthquake has been put on big screen on July 22, six days before the 34th anniversary of the biggest...

Philippines: Remembering the Abduction of Fr. Rudy Romano

  4 August 2010

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 activist Levi Ybanez by military agents under the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

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