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16 September 2010

Stories from 16 September 2010

Azerbaijan: Bloggers to require registration?

As the use of new and social media starts to surface in the run-up to the 7 November parliamentary election in Azerbaijan, In Mutatione Fortitudo reports that there are now...

Venezuela: Documentary Released Online Goes ‘Beyond the Clichés’

Francisco Toro from Caracas Chronicles introduces the documentary “Moving Pictures o Los Autos de Caracas” by Chris Moore, which was released online this week: “The film is a methodical meditation...

Nepal: The CyberSansar Scandal

Ujjwal Acharya at The Radiant Star writes about the copyright infringement by a reputed cyber business venture in Nepal and the government crackdown on its employees.

India: On Kashir And ‘Freedom’

Greatbong at Random Thoughts Of A Demented Mind opines that “what is going on in Kashmir is hardly an independence struggle, but more an expression of aggressive Islamic (mostly Sunni)...

Bangladesh: The Privileged Members Of Parliament

An ordinary citizen discusses about the recent privileges for the members of parliament announced by the government. The incomes of the MPs will be tax free and they will be...

Azerbaijan: As elections approach, social networking steps in

On 7 November, Azerbaijan will once again head to the polls to cast their ballots in the upcoming parliamentary elections. The pre-election campaign won't officially start until 23 days before...

Argentina: Banks on 24-hour Strike

EconoBlog informs [es] that banks across the country are on a 24-hour strike demanding an improvement in salaries, working conditions and security.

Chile: Bloggers and Social Network Users Question Bicentennial Celebrations

On September 18 Chile commemorates 200 years of its Independence from Spain with a Bicentennial celebration. But the date has generated reactions from bloggers and Twitter users who are relating...

Caribbean: Farewell, Arrow

Caribbean bloggers are mourning the loss of one of the region's soca music pioneers - Alphonsus Cassell, better known as “Arrow” - whose mega-hit, Hot, Hot, Hot is largely credited...

China: Shanghai’s 7 Social Classes

Baoru from CNReviews translated an article from JFDaily on Shanghai's 7 social class.

Trinidad & Tobago: Do the Math

“If citizens are being asked to trust our leaders’ public statements, then the statistics on their own departments’ websites must match”: KnowTnT.com is doing the math and says the numbers...

Smart use of mobile in a rural Chinese restaurant

Lonniehodge posted a twitpic showing the use of mobile wireless device for checking order in a rural Chinese restaurant.

Jamaica: Palisadoes’ Defeat

Snail Writer blogs about the “environmental defeat” of the Palisadoes spit, “that jointed arm that holds Kingston Harbour in loose embrace”; Labrish echoes her “lamentations for Jamaica’s special places of...

Trinidad & Tobago, St. Lucia: Regional Winner

Caribbean Book Blog notes that a Trinidadian teacher submitted one of the regional winning entries in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition.

Venezuela: Examples of US Media Campaign Against Chavez

Eva Golinger in Postcards from the Revolution writes, “The bombardment of negative, false, distorted and manipulated news about Venezuela in US media has increased in volume and intensity during the...

Honduras: Another Case of Police Brutality

Juan Carlos Rivera [es] and user Hibueras [es] report on another case of police brutality during a protest led by the Resistance Front in the city San Pedro Sula. According...

Guyana: Gold Rush?

Guyana-Gyal thinks the gold rush must be on again – at least judging from the influx of foreigners – and each of them, she says, “got their own winning technique.”

Africa: Diaspora Camp DC 2010

Diaspora Camp DC: Recap: “The event brought together about 120 entrepreneurs, investors, students and professionals to find out the ways to access capital to start, fund and grow small and...

Africa: Thank God for Colonialism

Thank God for colonialism in Africa: “The colonial state was able to offer useful things to converts, such as protection, preferential treatment, access to education and ultimately access to jobs...

Ghana: Political Success Story of West Africa, But…

Ghana maybe be the political success story of West Africa however its citizens have yet to experience a standard of living more associated with modern liberal democracies.

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