11 August 2010

Stories from 11 August 2010

Global: e-Waste – Recycle or Reuse?

  11 August 2010

Today, numerous households and businesses are constantly creating great amounts of e-waste (discarded electronic devices), and this presents environmental and health threats. Elena Ignatova reviews recommendations on recycling and reuse of e-waste.

Azerbaijan: Reputation

  11 August 2010

Scary Azeri recounts some personal stories of how people in Azerbaijan love to spread gossip. Also true for the other two countries making up the region, and especially Armenia, such an intrusion into the private lives of others is particularly relished when it comes to presumed relationships between men and...

Japan: Blogger roll-call

  11 August 2010

Yonasu shouts out [en] to a dozen of English writing bloggers, who used to be active in the Japanese blogosphere, but haven't posted anything in the last few months.

Trinidad & Tobago: Pan Awards

  11 August 2010

Repeating Islands blogs about the steelband fraternity's upcoming awards function, in which “forty-five awards will be handed out to deserving individuals, steelbands, and organizations…”

Haiti: Wyclef's Plans

  11 August 2010

Dessalines’ Children re-posts a video in which Wyclef Jean outlines “the main issues facing Haiti…how his presidential bid was inspired by Nelson Mandela and anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko, and why his lack of political experience might work to his advantage in office.”

Curacao: Experiencing Space

  11 August 2010

“I must admit that I thought it was a joke at first (and now I just feel very old indeed)”: Repeating Islands confirms that Curacao is gearing up to “be the home of the Caribbean Space Port called Space Experience Curaçao (SXC) [which] envisions realizing a commercial space line and...

Cuba: Same Old?

  11 August 2010

“Following the release of 21 political prisoners, the Cuban government insists on reminding the dissidents and independent journalists that they will continue their repressive policies”: Laritza Diversent blogs about the summoning of “independent journalist Iván García for an interview.”

Russia: Temporary LiveJournal Block in Ingushetia

RuNet Echo  11 August 2010

Kaloy Akhilgov (aka LJ user kaloy), a press secretary of the president of Ingushetia [EN], confirmed [RUS] the block of LiveJournal.com in the republic [RUS]. He later wrote [RUS] that the block had been removed. The first news about regional block of LiveJournal [RUS] appeared on July 23rd, 2010 but...

Jamaica: Police Gangs?

  11 August 2010

YardFlex.com reports that the police officer who was filmed via cell phone shooting an unarmed man is to be charged with murder; Active Voice comments: “In the United States many counties do not permit citizens to videotape police in public. I sincerely hope this will not be the recommendation of...

Philippines: Software Freedom Day

  11 August 2010

The website of Software Freedom Day Philippines was recently launched to mark the 6th year of the campaign for free and open source software in the country.

Paraguay: Speculation on Succession

  11 August 2010

After Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo announced that he has cancer, blogger Enrique Ramón Galeano observed that many local newspapers were already speculating on presidential succession [es].

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