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22 September 2010

Stories from 22 September 2010

Global Voices Bloggers at UN Millennium Development Goals Summit

Four Global Voices bloggers are currently attending the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals in New York City (September 20-22). In their personal blogs and on Twitter, they...

El Salvador: Is the Anti-Gang Law the Right Solution?

Hunnapuh [es] writes about the Anti-Gang law, saying that it has been presented to the public as a magical solution for crime and violence. But this blogger things that the...

Mexico: Indigenous Community San Juan Copala Ordered to Evacuate

Kristin Bricker explains that, “Authorities of the autonomous municipality of San Juan Copala, Oaxaca, have ordered the total evacuation of the town, which has been under siege since February of...

India: Inadequate Preparations For The Commonwealth Games

Being Cynical at Desicritics criticizes the inadequate preparations for the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi and discusses the controversy surrounding it.

India: When An Advertisement Becomes The News

Sans Serif discusses why the innovative “talking” advertisements of an automobile manufacturer published in two newspapers raised much controversy in India.

Bahrain: Infallible Prophets

Are all prophets infallible? Bint Battuta in Bahrain digs deeper into the issue.

Uganda: Do you trust the media?

Tumwijuke blogs about “a little-reported event occurred at City Hall in Kampala on Saturday.”: Members of the Uganda Journalists’ Association voted for a new executive. To summarize the chaotic proceedings,...

Zimbabwe: Marching For Peace

“Groups in Bulawayo marked International Peace Day on Tuesday (yesterday) with a peaceful march starting at the Bulawayo City Hall. The march went ahead peacefully after police clearance was granted,”...

Nigeria: Nigeria's President Campaigns on YouTube

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is campaigning on YouTube, Solomon reports: “Another presidential aspirant, current president Goodluck Jonathan, has released a series of music videos as part of his campaign strategy....

Zimbabwe: Action Alert for Jenni Williams

Action Alert from Zimbabwe for Jenni Williams: “News update from WOZA – 1.30pm – Wednesday 22nd – 83 members released on free bail – Jenni Williams arrested outside Harare Magistrate’s...

Tanzania: Music in Tanzanian Politics

As Tanzania prepares for 2010 General Elections, Elsie blogs about innovative use of music in politics in Tanzania.

Taiwan: Interview with Kimbo Hu

Trista di Genova interviews indigenous musician Kimbo Hu (胡德夫). Kimbo is well known for his music and has also been a leader in the indigenous rights movement in Taiwan.

Poland: Jarosław Kaczyński and PiS

More updates on Jarosław Kaczyński, his Law and Justice (PiS) party, and Poland's politics – the beatroot, Raf Uzar, and Politics, Economy, Society.

Australia: MDG Summit Lying Low Down Under

The Australian mainstream media seem distracted from this week’s UN Millennium Development Goals Summit. But thankfully, the Oz blogosphere has plenty of MDG traffic, though most of it is confined...

Poland: Solidarność 1980 vs. Solidarność 2010

Raf Uzar wrote this on Aug. 31 about Solidarność‘s 30th anniversary: “Lech Wałęsa’s refusal to attend the celebrations was a clear cutting of the umbilical cord and demonstration of the...

Panama: Proposed Legislation to Prevent Discrimination due to Sexual Orientation

The Panamanian National Assembly started to discuss a new law that would protect people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The proposal has caused controversy within Panamanian society...

Russia, Poland: “The Fog Surrounding the Crash Remains”

Streetwise Professor writes about the ongoing inquiry into the April 10 plane crash that killed the Polish president and 95 others, reporting this, among other things: “Most peculiarly, the air...

Russia: Medvedev's “Chutzpah”

At The Huffington Post, Simon Shuster urges PM Putin to ask himself where President Medvedev got “such chutzpah”: “[Medvedev] is seen as having his own agenda for reforms, independent and...

Haiti: A Reminder

How Can They Hear? posts recent photos of Haiti, saying: ” To many people, Haiti is forgotten already. But I hope these few pics show you that she may be...

Turks & Caicos: Self-Governance Limbo

“An election to return self governance for the Turks and Caicos Islands has been postponed…extending London’s direct rule over the Caribbean dependency”: Repeating Islands re-posts the details.

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