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6 September 2010

Stories from 6 September 2010

Guatemala: Guatereporta Uses Crowdsourcing to Report on Crime and More

InteractivaWeb [es] describes GuateReporta [es], a site where users can report robberies, protests, murders, car crashes, traffic and other events on a map.

Hungary: Heterosexual Pride March

Marietta Le reviews blog coverage of the "Heterosexual Pride March" held in Budapest this past Saturday.

Russia: Reactions to the “Buckwheat Panic”

The article reviews the blogosphere's response to the "buckwheat panic" that emerged due to the rising prices of this type of cereals.

Japan: Ancient medical woodblock prints

Pinktentacle published [en] some images of a health-themed woodblock prints collection that dates back to the 19th century. The series of 400 prints is maintained by the University of California,...

Pakistan: The Diaspora Power To Help Flood Victims

A. A. Khalid at Pak Tea House highlights the efforts and the importance of the Pakistani diaspora across the world in mobilizing collection of donations and helping the flood victims.

India: Ruling Like A Monarchy

“Lessons from the past history of independent India has proved time and again that Rahul Gandhi’s family and the party it runs like a microcosmic monarchy never had the convictions...

Bangladesh: Chawk Bazar Iftar Market

Back To Bangladesh posts some mouth watering pictures of the traditional Chawk Bazar Iftar Market in old Dhaka.

India: Are e-Governance initiatives delivering on transparency and accountability?

In India, government agencies are embracing social media and other information and communication technology (ICT) platforms to engage citizens, optimize service delivery and reassure the public with respect to the...

Mexico: Heavy Rainfall Causes Flooding in Veracruz and Tabasco

Mexican Twitter users are reacting to heavy flooding in the states of Veracruz and Tabasco. They are also commenting on a recent visit by President Felipe Calderón to affected areas...

El Salvador: Reality Behind Appearances

The blog El-Salvador [es] discusses the difference between what tourists and other occasional visitors see in El Salvador (fancy malls, four-star hotels, expensive cars, big homes and people wearing international...

Africa: Africans Share Childhood Memories Online

That African Girl is a blog with a series of posts written by Africans around the world about their childhood. It is a blog about growing up in an African...

Ecuador: Afro-Ecuadorians in Valle del Chota

Carla Badillo Coronado posts a set of photos in her blog Mujer en Tierra Firme [es], showing the Afro-Ecuadorian people of Valle del Chota.

Barbados: Six robbed; left to die in fire

Barbados remains shell shocked today as it struggles with the reality that what local media are calling "a scene straight out of the drama series CSI" could happen in the...

South Korea: Emotional Rifts during National Thanksgiving Day

As the nation’s biggest holiday ‘Chuseok’, Korean version of Thanksgiving day approaches, families have already started giving each other emotional scratches over the ancestral worship and the tomb maintenance issue....

Trinidad & Tobago: Supporting Young Writers

“It’s an ambitious endeavour, aimed at making a crucial intervention in Trinidad and Tobago’s literary scene and education system”: The Caribbean Review of Books interviews Lisa Allen-Agostini about her admirable...

Trinidad & Tobago: Buffalypso

“Where oh where have the Buffalypso gone?”: TriniGourmet.com wants to know.

Cuba: Castro's Speech

As Fidel Castro delivers a speech to students on the steps of the University of Havana, Uncommon Sense says that the speech only mattered “because it gives the world a...

Jamaica: “Hostages in a Patty Shop”

Active Voice blogs about a “farcical scenario [that] played itself out in downtown Kingston” when armed men took over a patty shop – and the ensuing discussion on Twitter.

Guyana, Jamaica: Literary Peace Prize

The Signifyin’ Woman, upon learning that Marlon James’ ‘The Book of Night Women’ is listed as a finalist for the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, asks: “Can there be such...

China: Tian Xi Deserves Happiness

23-year-old Tian Xi is an AIDS patient who was inflected with HIV in 1996 upon receiving a blood transmission in a hospital in Xincai county, Henan province.

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