9 August 2010

Stories from 9 August 2010

Georgia: United Nations protest

  9 August 2010

To mark the second anniversary of the August 2008 war between Russia and Georgia over the breakaway territory of South Ossetia, The Young Georgians posts photographs of a demonstration held by a few dozen Georgians outside the United Nations in New York.

Iran: Unifying Filtering

Iranian authorities announced [fa] that filtering policy will be unified in country. According to Islamic Republic's authorities an Iranian company, whose name was not announced, has won the contract to be in charge of filtering in country.

India: Oil Spill In Mumbai

  9 August 2010

Srinivasan Sampathkumar from Triplicane, Chennai informs in details how an oil tanker collided with a container ship containing hazardous chemicals in Mumbai shore starting an oil spill.

India: Privacy And The UID Project

  9 August 2010

Is there a pressing need for clearer privacy norms in India considering the Unique Identification Data (UID) project of the governemnt? Shamnad Basheer at Law and Other Things discusses the situation.

Sierra Leone: Aging Alone

  9 August 2010

“Most elderly people in Africa live in their communities, but in Sierra Leone so many young people died and so many communities were destroyed that what started as a poor house in eastern Freetown has evolved to become the King George Home for the Aged,” Glenna Gordon observes.

Kenya: Blogging in financial industry

  9 August 2010

Marvin Tumbo discusses financial industry bloggers in Kenya: “There are financial bloggers out there with the most prominent financial bloggers in Kenya among them being Bankelele, Kainvestor, The Way I see it and SokoAnalyst . But I still hope to see more bloggers on the financial sector front…”

Rwanda: Rwanda Votes

  9 August 2010

Graham Holiday blogs about presidential election in Rwanda: “Kigali residents were out in numbers this morning to vote in the 2010 Presidential election. Voting was scheduled to begin at 6am. I spotted a line of 60 – 75 voters at around 5:15amin in Kimihuru district.”

Cuba: Interview with Fidel

  9 August 2010

Havana Times blogs about tonight's upcoming interview with ex Cuban President Fidel Castro, in which he will reportedly discuss “the threats of a US-Israeli war against Iran, the tense situation between Colombia and Venezuela, the Case of the Cuban Five and global environmental challenges.”

Haiti: Does Class have an Impact?

  9 August 2010

“The Jan. 12 earthquake reveals that the principal fault-line in Haiti is not geological but one of class”: Haitianalysis.com says “a small handful of rich families own large tracts of land in suburban Port-au-Prince which would be ideal for resettling the displaced thousands.”

Guyana: Manatees

  9 August 2010

“Georgetown has TWO herds of manatees. Imagine!”: Lifespan of a Chennette pays them a visit.

Haiti: Thoughts on Wyclef

  9 August 2010

While Currents Between Shores respects Wyclef Jean's bid for the Haitian presidency, she also thinks “his passion is naive, his vision is vague and short-sighted and that just because he can run for president of Haiti, doesn't mean that he should.” Mediahacker, meanwhile, says: “Jean likened himself to Barack Obama,...

Barbados: On Governance

  9 August 2010

“Barbadians have been amazed that a stalwart of the Democratic Labour Party…has come out in public to lambaste Minister Michael Lashley for operating in breach of the law when it comes to the awarding of Government contracts”: Allegiance thinks that the country's good governance is being called into question.

Morocco: “My Summer With a Book”

In a world steeped in digital technology, and where tablets and e-book readers are getting cheaper and more accessible to a larger public every day, will there be a place left for good old printed books? For some Moroccan bloggers the answer is yes and technology is there to prove them right.

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