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13 September 2010

Stories from 13 September 2010

Azerbaijan: Freedom of expression a pressing concern

Ahead of the 7 November parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan, Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines comments on a new report by Article 19 on freedom of expression in the oil-rich former...

Russia: Paid and Unpaid Bloggers Against the Moscow Mayor

An ongoing TV and online campaign against Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov is now one of the most discussed topics both in the mainstream and citizen media. Most bloggers appear to...

Guatemala: The National Symbol of the Quetzal Bird

With the independence of Guatemala coming up on September 15, Guate360 [es] shares a picture of a Quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala. The blog post also explains that the...

Chile: Program ‘Enlaces’ Wins International Prize for ICT and Education

Hugo Martínez writes for El Quinto Poder [es] about the importance of an award given to the program Enlaces, created by the Chilean Ministry of Education “to introduce digital technologies...

India: Kashmir Is Burning…Again

Violent protests in Indian administered Kashmir started today after a report of a Qur'an desecration in Michigan, USA emerged. At least 18 protesters have been killed and scores were injured....

Blog Carnival: Ecuador: Internet, Society and Participation

Global Voices in Spanish is pleased to announce a new Blog Carnival, which this time targets bloggers from Ecuador, with the topic: "Internet, Society and Participation." Find out about how,...

Afghanistan: Kabul Bank on the brink of collapse

Financial crisis is not a luxury reserved for rich countries. Kabul Bank in Afghanistan, which is part-owned by the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, is on the edge of...

Caucasus: Expedition 206

Having already visited Georgia, Expedition 206 arrived in Armenia. The initiative, sponsored by Coca-Cola, will see three bloggers visit 206 countries in 365 days. iReport [AM] posts photographs as well...

Haiti: Protest Today

Wadner Pierre reports that residents of several Haitian tent cities were scheduled to demonstrate this morning, calling for decent housing and the right to education.

Jamaica: Animation & Culture

Dancehall claymation – who knew it existed? Art: Jamaica talks about cultural identity with its creator.

Nigeria: Oil Wealth Flows, Hunger Persists

As the BP oil spill in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and its aftermath continue to make headlines, the catastrophe has also brought a little global media attention to the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Sound Plan?

KnowTnT.com weighs in on “government's plans for bailing out CLICO's short-term investment and mutual fund depositors”, while Plain Talk adds: “The contentious…CLICO issue…has…ended up only rewarding the gang of thieves...

Barbados: Street Justice

The Bajan Reporter posts video of an alleged pedophile being subjected to a brand of vigilante justice, while Barbados Free Press wonders if the crowd’s action could be a symptom...

St. Lucia, French Guiana: Googol

“What if a superhero was born today in French Guiana? How do you cope with inviting her into your plan – wherever or whoever you are? I am Googol explores...

Costa Rica: What do the Results of the Global Competitiveness Report Mean?

In the blog Asociación de Jóvenes para el Desarrollo [es] (Association of Youth for Development), a blogger analyzes the results of the Global Competitiveness Report by The World Economic Forum....

Uruguay: Podcast to Showcase Interviews with Uruguayans Involved in Technology

Every month bloggers from Uruguay: Click para actualizar [es] (Uruguay: Click to Refresh), with the collaboration of Montevideo COMM, will interview a Uruguayan involved in technology and release the interview...

Nigeria: Church members against bad leadership

Citizen report of the demonstration of members of the Catholic church in Nigeria: “The Roman Catholic community in Imo and Abia States on Friday September 10th, 2010 did a protest...

Iran: Jailed Blogger Shiva Nazar Ahari is Freed on $500,000 Bail

Shiva Nazar Ahari, a jailed human rights activist and blogger, was freed yesterday. According to several news websites, Shiva was released on $500,000 bail. She went to trial in handcuffs...

South Africa: On court decision against Bible burning

Pierre's reaction to Judge Sita Kolbe of the South Gauteng High Court who issued an interdict on Friday against a planned Bible burning by businessman and law student Mohammed Vawda.

Yoani Sanchez denied another traveling visa

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez tweets about another visa refusal for traveling, this time to receive the World Press Freedom Hero Award in Vienna, Austria. And it seems unlikely she could...

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