7 August 2010

Stories from 7 August 2010

Pakistan: Call It Pornistan?

  7 August 2010

Last month, Fox News published a report claiming that Pakistan ranks first in porn web searches according to Google index. Pakistani Bloggers analyze the report and raise some valid points with respect to the ongoing Internet censorship issues in the country.

Russia: New Bill to Rename Russian Police

RuNet Echo  7 August 2010

Bloggers discuss [RUS] the Russian President's draft of police reforms bill published online at this website [RUS]. Proposed change of the name from “militsiya” [RUS] to “police,” one of the main symbolic changes in the draft, will alienate policemen even more,   LJ user semen_serpent writes [RUS].

Paraguay: Salvador Cabañas Using Guaraní To Express Himself

  7 August 2010

Paraguayan footballer Salvador Cabañas continues to recover from the bullet that is lodged in his brain after an altercation in a Mexico City bar. Carlos Rodríguez of Rescatar [es] notes that Cabañas has been reverting back to his mother tongue of Guaraní as a way of adapting after the injury,...

Africa: African movies I would like to watch

  7 August 2010

Mighty African writes about new African movie he would like to watch: “First off…Themba is a South African movie with the tag line – A boy called Hope…Next up, we move to Kenya where we have a German-Kenyan collabo called Soul Boy…On to Bongo land [Tanzania], we have Lovely Gamble.”

Kenya: Don't dismiss those who rejected new constitution

  7 August 2010

Those who rejected the new Kenyan constitution should not be dismissed: “So one in every three Kenyans took issue with the new constitution to the extent that they voted to reject it. As we who voted YES! celebrate, let’s not forget them or dismiss the concerns they expressed.”

Nepal: Fourth Round Fails to Elect a Prime Minister

  7 August 2010

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports on the stalemate in the election for a new Nepali Prime Minister: “the fourth round of voting today in the parliament failed to elect a prime minister. Fifth round of voting is scheduled for Aug 18.”

Pakistan: TEDx Lahore

  7 August 2010

Hasan Mubarak at Lahore Metblogs posts a review of TEDxLahore, which took place last Saturday, 31st of July, 2010.

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