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September, 2010

Stories from September, 2010

Nepal: Political Gridlock Continues

Today Nepal failed its ninth bid to elect a new prime minister. Anup Kaphle, for the Pulitzer Center on crisis reporting, notes the consequences of this political gridlock.

Pakistan: Don't Feed The Rumor Mill

Kalsoom at Chowrangi is furious after reading the rumors in the Pakistani and international media that the Pakistan army is considering options for an indirect intervention in Pakistan’s political sphere....

Nigeria: This Bitch of a Life Tour

This Bitch of a Life Tour in Nigeria: ““Fela: This Bitch of a Life” is a moving account of Fela, told from the inside. During his stay in Nigeria, Carlos...

Cameroon: Tale of 50-year old rape

Victim's tale of rape in Cameroon: “First, she was told by her husband that no one would ever believe her. Much as it had petrified the 15 year old then...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Big Question

Continuing his examination of the terms of the CLICO bailout, Afra Raymond asks the $57,000 question: “‘If the CL Financial group is insolvent, then how are we paying for all...

India: A Plebiscite In Kashmir

Raja Basu at Potpourri gives logic why the question of a plebiscite should not arise for deciding the fate of Kashmir.

Nigeria: Nigeria@50: What is there to celebrate?

Nigerian blogger Adeola Aderounmu says the country’s democracy is in a shambles and the N17bn for the independence celebrations is money ill-spent.

Cuba: “En Practica”

In the wake of massive public sector layoffs, how exactly are the rules for proposed self-employment going to work? Generation Y says: “Like a repertoire of destitution and dependency, this...

Jamaica: Tropical Storm Nicole

“Well, the trials and tribulations of Buju Banton have abruptly been ejected from the Jamaican imagination by a raging storm which brazenly breezed its way across the island when no...

Grenada: Blog Action Day

Blah Bloh Blog is ready for this year's Blog Action Day, saying: “The theme this year is WATER. Access to clean water is not just a human rights issue. It’s...

Guyana: Women's Plight

Local news headlines tell the sad story of a young woman driven to suicide, allegedly because of a domestic dispute; The Guyana Groove concludes that “these are most certainly desperate...

Pakistan: A Journalist Seeks Protection

Habib R. Sulemani, a Pakistani journalist, writes that he is in self confinement in his house for six months to avoid assassination attempts on him. He seeks protection of the...

India: Live Blogging The Ayodhya Verdict

Offstumped is live blogging a controversial verdict on the Ayodhya issue, which has created much tension between the Hindus and Muslims of India and beyond.

Vietnam: Blogger Pham Minh Hoang Charged with Attempt at Overthrowing the Government

Reporters Without Borders reports that French-Vietnamese blogger Pham Minh Hoang was charged with “Activities aimed at overthrowing the government” and membership of a “terrorist organisation” (the banned opposition party Viet...

Jordanian Bloggers Promote Dialogue With U.S.

Jordanian bloggers advocate for dialogue and moderation rather than extremism in responding to U.S. misconceptions toward Muslims.

Russia: September 30 is Internet Day

Russian online users celebrate Internet Day in the country on September 30. This day also traditionally marks the start of the voting process for the best Internet project in the...

Brunei's “national twitter account”

Meet @BruneiTweet, probably Brunei's most famous twitter user who blogs about the lives of ordinary young Bruneians. GV interviewed him about his online projects and other advocacies.

China: 7 Departments on censorship

Isaac lists out in Twitter 7 government departments that are responsible for censorship in China.

China and the U.S.A: Yuan's value and stock market's move

George Chen notices a coincidence happened before the China national day: Goldman Sachs chose the day to sell up to $2 billion-worth of shares of its stake in Industrial and...

Japan: Pachinko, a legal gambling game

A blogger at theJapaneseTutor.com shortly explains [en] what pachinko [en] is and why this gambling game is legal in Japan.

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