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28 September 2010

Stories from 28 September 2010

Hungary: AGRI Pipeline Project

Belarus: Opposition and the Presidential Election

Europe: “Mapping Stereotypes”

El Salvador: Aquaponics in El Salvador

Mexico: Landslide in Oaxaca Buries 300 Homes

Nicaragua: Blogger Interviews Journalist About Covering Sexual Diversity

Russia: Moscow Mayor's Dismissal

Morocco: “Why Belle is a Peace Corps Volunteer”

A blog meme is making the rounds amongst female Peace Corps Volunteers in Morocco; though neither of the bloggers who posted the meme disclosed its origins, both women say that...

Bermuda: “Mockumentary”?

Bahamas: Straw Saga

Trinidad & Tobago: MATT's Role

Bolivia: The Story of the Uncle and Other Scams

They are often the oldest tricks in the book, yet people still continue to fall for them. In Bolivia, like other South American countries, a scam or attempt to con...

Trinidad & Tobago: Film on the Amerindians

Jamaica: Back to Court for Banton

Jamaican bloggers - nay, regional bloggers - have been following dancehall music icon Buju Banton's drug possession court case with great interest. Yesterday, news broke that the jury was evenly...

Iran: The Art and Design of the ‘Green Movement’

“Where is my Vote” is an exhibition of 150 political posters for the Green Movement in Iran that was on display at the School of Visual Arts in New York...

Egypt: “The Inevitable Mubarak Photoshopping Contest”

In its coverage of the 2010 Peace Talks–the latest round of direct negotiations between leaders from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, and the US, Al Ahram newspaper used Photoshop skills to...

Singapore: Minimum Wage Debate

Should the Singapore government impose a minimum wage policy? Hong Kong’s recent decision to adopt a minimum wage policy has sparked a debate in Singapore as to whether the prosperous...

UK: Interview With Donald Newholm On ‘History of USSR’ Tetris Song

Kenya: Winners of Kenyan Conversations Competition

Russia, Czech Republic: “The Velvet Surrender”