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1 September 2010

Stories from 1 September 2010

Azerbaijan: Free imprisoned bloggers

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...

Mozambique: Government Appeals for Calm

A Verdade [The Truth, pt] released a statement from the Government of Mozambique, appealing to citizens for calm, as the night fell after a day of unrest in the city...

Brazil: Fighting Back the Digital Crimes Bill

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]...

Zimbabwe: Online constitution survey

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

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...

Nepal: Indian Embassy And The Media

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal discusses in detail about the recent spat between the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu and Nepal’s Free Media.

India: The Story Of A Backpacking Ninja

BlogAdda interviews Indian travel blogger Aparna Shekar Roy aka Backpacking Ninja who has backpacked in more than 25 countries.

Pakistan: Postcards From Hell

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

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...

Serbia: “Better on Facebook Than in the Streets”

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...

Paraguay: Environmental Consequences of Development

Diego Segovia writes [es] about the environmental consequences of cutting down trees for soybean production and other practices that have increased air contamination. He asks, “is this the ‘development’ you...

Bahamas: Earl's Path

“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...

Trinidad & Tobago: A Little Less Conversation

“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...

Trinidad & Tobago: National Awards

“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

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...

Bermuda: Sacred Cow

Politics.bm explains why he thinks “Bermuda's immigration policy is broken.”

Bangladesh: How To Mug A PC

The Fortnightly Tablet writes how several gangs use innovative ways to mug PCs from the owners in Dhaka city.

Indigenous People and Mines in Canada

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....

MENA: That's Not Hijab!

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...

Russia: “Inaccessible” Moscow Rally

LJ user drugoi published pictures [RUS] from the latest rally “Moscow. Access Granted” meant to illustrate accessibility problems that a person in a wheelchair can encounter in the city.

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