1 September 2010

Stories from 1 September 2010

Azerbaijan: Free imprisoned bloggers

  1 September 2010

A petition has been started urging U.S. President Barack Obama to raise the issue of imprisoned video blogging youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, at the United Nations General Assembly this month. The petition can be signed online here.

Brazil: Fighting Back the Digital Crimes Bill

  1 September 2010

João Carlos Caribé warns internet users that there is another move by the Brazilian Congress to pass the Digital Crimes Bill. He calls a blogging carnival and Twitter campaign [pt] to fight back the bill as part of the Mega Não movement.

Zimbabwe: Online constitution survey

  1 September 2010

Zimbabwe constitution survey is online: “…please send a blank email to survey@sokwanele.com to receive an auto-respond reply with information on how you can participate in Sokwanele’s constitution survey.”

It's Time For 2010 South African Blog Awards

  1 September 2010

The South African Blog Awards were started in 2005 to showcase the best blogs in South Africa voted for by the public. Nominations for 2010 South African Blog Awards took place between 2–27 August 2010. The top ten nominees in each category have now entered into the public vote phase, which runs from 1–17 September 2010.

Pakistan: Postcards From Hell

  1 September 2010

Farrukh Zafar visited some flood effected areas in Sindh, Pakistan and posted some pictures depicting the miserable state of the flood refugees in a relief camp.

Guatemala: Syndicated Criminals Denounce Conditions Impeding Their Work

  1 September 2010

In Impacto Mediático, Mario Cordero reports [es] on syndicated criminals publicly denouncing that conditions in Guatemala are impeding the exercise of their work; they are also asking authorities to help protect their lives. Cordero writes about a particular case, where criminals were chased by a bus they had assaulted moments...

Serbia: “Better on Facebook Than in the Streets”

  1 September 2010

The new school year in Serbia is about to start, and local newspapers are filled with techno anti-utopian articles on the bad effects of the Internet and social networks. A survey on the use of Facebook by the youth in Serbia has been published recently, too, however, and its results suggest that things aren't really that bad.

Bahamas: Earl's Path

  1 September 2010

“I am living in the post-Haiti earthquake era, no longer completely confident that the really terrible natural disasters always happen somewhere else”: Womanish Words had forgotten about hurricanes, and then along came Earl.

Trinidad & Tobago: A Little Less Conversation

  1 September 2010

“The people want policies to be created, and leadership that quietly and effectively affects their lives and everyone else's positively in the soonest possible time”: Plain Talk wants less talk and more action.

Trinidad & Tobago: National Awards

  1 September 2010

“The presentation of National Awards every year is probably the highlight of our Republic’s Independence celebration”: KnowTnT.com republishes the list of this year's honorees.

Cuba: The Mother's Experience

  1 September 2010

Isbel Diaz Torres, writing at Havana Times, says that “at the very moment the expecting mother enters the Cuban system of pregnancy attention, she ceases to be the principal figure in the management of her own problems, priorities and interests.”

Indigenous People and Mines in Canada

  1 September 2010

The Indigenous community in North America share many similar challenges with many citizens of the developing world. Poverty is endemic even though their territories are often rich in natural resources. Bloggers weigh in on the latest resource controversy:

MENA: That's Not Hijab!

  1 September 2010

This Ramadan, several campaigns encouraging women to wear, or correct their method of wearing hijab have been launched. Two such campaigns--in Iran and Palestine--have sparked conversation amongst a subset of bloggers.

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