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4 October 2010

Stories from 4 October 2010

Japan: Economic crisis and demography

What if Japan's economic crisis could be explained with a change in the demography of the country? Paul Krygman at Truthout argues [en] that the crisis might be “not so...

Nigeria: Government was warned of bomb blasts in Abuja

Nigerian Curiosity gives her take on Friday's bomb blasts in Abuja: “Nigeria's security forces were warned of an impending attack at least five days before October 1st…  Given such information,...

Exiled Tibetans Protesting Seizing of Ballot Boxes In Nepal

Angry Tibetans around the world are condemning Nepal’s actions in confiscating their ballot boxes by protesting in front of the Nepalese consulates. In New York, despite the rain, they carried...

Trinidad & Tobago: Media Inaccuracies‘s Edmund Gall explains why he has “a growing distrust of the media's reporting of financial matters, a distrust that's not helped by their rampant typographical errors and failure to...

Video: French Burqa Ban Protest in Minishorts and Niqab

Tea and Politics wonders about the definition of full veil, as two French Muslim girls walk around in niqab (face veils) and minishorts to protest the “Burqa Ban” in France.

Bermuda: On the Deficit

“Quite a few people have been saying that Bermuda’s deficit spending is justified to boost the economy”: New Onion‘s response? “In a word: No.”

Jamaica: Parboosingh, the Pioneer

National Gallery of Jamaica Blog features the work of another of the country's late art pioneers, Karl Parboosingh.

Morocco: Popular Blog Turns 5

Bill Day of the a la menthe wishes popular English-language blog The View from Fez a happy fifth birthday.

Morocco: What do Moroccan and Djiboutian Education Have in Common?

Moroccan blogger Jamal Elabiad asks what education in Morocco and in Djibouti have in common.

Nepal's Leadership Vacuum: No End in Sight

Last Friday (October 1, 2010) the ninth bid in Nepal's parliament to elect a Prime Minister failed. This prolongs the country's political crisis which began with the resignation of Prime...

Peru: Mayoral Elections as Seen by Bloggers

On Sunday October 3rd, Peruvian citizens participated in three simultaneous electoral processes for mayoral, district and regional authorities. Additionally, they also voted on a referendum to decide about contributions paid...

Azerbaijan: Violations reported as parliamentary elections approach

As parliamentary elections approach in Azerbaijan, candidates go through the final registration process. However, the process has not been without allegations of violations and the frustration not only of candidates,...

Trinidad & Tobgo: More on CLICO

“Amidst the raging debate on the rights of the disappointed depositors versus those of the anxious taxpayer”, Afra Raymond continues “to examine some more of the fundamental issues” regarding the...

Mexico Commemorates World Animal Day

Perla Cristal Gomez writes [es] about the celebration of World Animal Day in Mexico and shares a video of a peaceful protest in Guadalajara.

Ecuador: The Indelible Images of September 30

In Diario de una post feminista [es] (Journal of a post-Feminist) user PrincesaQuil from Guayaquil writes about the police strike on September 30 and says, “…we cannot erase the images...

Guatemala: Dia del niño, Children's Day, in Antigua

Antigua Daily Photo shares images and an account of the celebrations of “el día del niño” (children's day) in Antigua, Guatemala.

Jamaica: Social Not-working?

Grasshopper Eyes The Potomac is “not inclined to believe that social networking sites like Facebook are behind things that are not working in society. It may make them more visible...

Egypt: Kareem Amer's Sentence Ends on November 5

November 5 marks the end of Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer's or Kareem Nabil Sulaiman four year prison term. “We have reasons to believe that Kareem may not be released on...

Bahrain: Free Blogger Ali Abdulemam

Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam was arrested almost a month ago. He has been held in solitary detention since then. His legal status remains unclear as no lawyer has seen him,...

Morocco: Farewell Nichane

Moroccan darija magazine Nichane is closing because of a sustained advertising boycott, reports Issandr El Amrani in The Arabist.

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