3 September 2010

Stories from 3 September 2010

USA: My Faith My Voice collaborative video project

  3 September 2010

American Muslim groups are using online video in a collaborative project to try and explain what Islam is about in an attempt to defuse the rise of anti Islam racism and fear spurned by a community center to be built near Ground Zero in New York City. Via.

Mozambique: Violence and Shooting spreads to Chimboio

  3 September 2010

Citizens reported violent demonstrations in Chimboio, in the centre of Mozambique, on the third day of the unrest. Blogger Carlos Serra questions what journalists mean when they say that the situation in now “calm”, after six people having been shot. [all links in pt]

Ghana: Do You Know Kube-ology?

  3 September 2010

Welcome to kube-ology 101: “Kube-ology is the study of kube (coconut) and kube-ology 101 is a series of kube lessons…In this course, I will bring you mini-lessons that I learn about kube in my bid to become a kube-meister…”

Zimbabwe: Art Threatens Mugabe

  3 September 2010

Art threatens Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe: “The artist, Owen Maseko, is currently challenging Mugabe’s ban on his exhibition depicting Gukurahundi, the 1980s Matabeleland massacres.”

South Africa: Proposed Protection of Information Bill – Apartheid Era Politics?

  3 September 2010

South Africa has been regarded as having one of the most free press in the world. Now, these much lauded freedoms are once again being threatened. The South African parliament is currently debating a “Protection of Information” Bill. This bill proposes to impose restrictions on access to government information and violators of the law would be punished with up to 25 years in prison.

Chile: Isabel Allende Wins Chilean National Prize for Literature

  3 September 2010

On Thursday it was announced that, after much criticism, Isabel Allende was the winner of the 2010 Chilean National Prize for Literature. Julio Suarez Anturi thinks [es] that the criticism she receives from other writers and intellectuals who think she did not deserve the price is born of envy.

Azerbaijan: World's highest flag hits a snag

  3 September 2010

Aaron in Azerbaijan [EN] posts photographs of the world's tallest flag pole newly erected in the center of Baku, the capital of the oil-rich republic. However, d'Effektiv blog [AZ] reflects on the fuss around the record-breaking construction unveiled two days ago ahead of an official visit by the Russian president...

Haiti: Remember to be Kind

  3 September 2010

As Haiti struggles in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake, The Livesay Weblog reminds us of the power of kindness.

Trinidad & Tobago: CIB Insight

  3 September 2010

Afra Raymond, in his ongoing examination of the CL Financial failure, says that CLICO Investment Bank is “a very interesting part of the saga, because even prior to the collapse of the CL Financial group there was a widely-held view that CLICO and CIB were parts of the group which...

Does Egypt love Egyptians?

  3 September 2010

As the gap between dreams and reality widens, young Egyptians are asking themselves if they still love their country and whether their country loves them in return. Eman AbdElRahman zooms into blogs for an answer.

Cuba: Press Freedom Hero

  3 September 2010

El Yuma and Along the Malecon celebrate the news that Yoani Sanchez has been named “the 60th and final World Press Freedom Hero by the International Press Institute.”

Bermuda: Economic Reality

  3 September 2010

Politics.bm says that “with…the construction industry in a big slow down [and] unemployment up to about 5%, the reality of the PLP's economy is really starting to bite.

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