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31 August 2010

Stories from 31 August 2010

Venezuela: Franklin Brito Dies After Several Hunger Strikes

Franklin Brito, a farmer who had been on a hunger strike since July 2009, died from a respiratory arrest in a military hospital on Monday night. Brito had lived through...

Russia: Video Depicting the Real Details of Putin's Trip

Far East bloggers share video depicting [RUS] details of Vladimir Putin's recent trip to Russia's Far East [EN] on Lada Kalina, a new model of the Russian car factory. The video shows...

Pakistan: A letter to the youth

Usama Khilji at Pak Tea House writes a letter to the youth of Pakistan asking them to prove their worth and their love for the country by being involved, standing...

Bangladesh: Recognizing The Vegetable Grower

Bangladesh Corporate Blog has this splendid idea of recognizing the farmers who grows the vegetables by including some personal stories in the vegetable packaging to give them some credit and...

Training In India: Change Needed

Supriyo Chaudhuri opines that the training business in India needs fresh outlook and a change of gears.

Guatemala: Three Indie Publishers Reviewed

Alan Mills, in his blog Revólver, reviews [es] three Guatemalan independent publishers: Editorial Catafixia [es], Vueltegato [es] and Mata-mata, Ediciones Latinoamericanas [es].

Egypt: Utilizing Technology to Demand Accountability on Torture, Police Brutality

Bloggers and activists in Egypt are using freely available online tools to expose torture and police brutality and to hold the government accountable for these human rights abuses.

Cameroon: Prisoner of conscience Lapiro de Mbanga

Emeka writes about Cameroonian prisoner of conscience Lapiro de Mbanga: “Amid nationwide strikes and mass demonstrations, popular singer Lapiro de Mbanga, who had demanded that the president resign, was arrested...

Gambia: The Smiling Coast of Africa

Travel journalist Tony Knight blogs about his visit to Gambia: “The Gambians you meet are friendly and engaging. There is a level of bumster activity intent of selling you refreshments,...

Nigeria: Nigerian Spoken Word Crusader

Jibola introduces you to Plumbtifex, the Nigerian spoken word crusader:”As a person, he embodies an activist in all that he is. His dissatisfaction with all that is wrong with the...

South Africa: Plus size modeling in South Africa

African fashion blog, Ladybrille, links to a Zoopy TV video that looks at plus size modeling like in South Africa.

Africa: 10 Most Influential African Fashion Websites

MyWeku brings you 10 of the most influential African fashion websites that cover clothing and accessories and bring timely reports on fashion shows, promoting African fabrics and fashion trends.

Brazil: Bolivian Immigration in Numbers

Journalist Leonardo Sakamoto questions on his blog [pt], the official statistic placing Bolivia in the fortieth position as a source of immigrants to Brazil. An activist against slave labor, Sakamoto...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe and the White African

Mugabe and the White African, is a documentary that chronicles the plight of Mike Campbell – a white African in his fight against the government of Robert Mugabe.

Trinidad & Tobago: Not Yet

On the occasion of Trinidad and Tobago's anniversary of independence, Plain Talk says: “Forty eight years ago we may have left ‘Massa’, but we kept the shackles of our minds...

U.S. Virgin Islands: The Effects of Hurricane Earl

Hurricane Earl made its way across the U.S. Virgin Islands yesterday as bloggers continued to share their thoughts and experiences. Jamaican diaspora blogger Labrish, who “[has] been fortunate to travel...

Peru: Site Uses Crowdsourcing to Report Thefts

Juan Arellano writes [es] about quenoteroben.pe [es], a site that allows users to report thefts in Lima using Google Maps technology. The post includes two video interviews with the site...

China: Hidden village of Dafen produces 60% of world's oil paintings

A small artist colony of 8000 artists outside of Shenzhen, China is producing 60% of the world's oil paintings.

Thailand: Tweet Yourself Thai

Tweet Yourself Thai is a blog of “short, timely, thematic lessons for intermediate learners of Thai.”

Vietnam: Helping people with disabilities

Hold the Future is a Hanoi-based based charitable organization in Vietnam that offers vocational training and handicraft production to young people with disabilities.

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