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5 October 2010

Stories from 5 October 2010

Russia: Medvedev Addresses the People of Belarus via Video Blog

Two weeks ago, Belarus' current leader and future presidential hopeful (yet again) bashed the Russian President's blog. Medvedev responded by sending a video blog message to the people of Belarus....

Sri Lanka: Children And The Race Question

Indi.ca opines that although it is common in Sri Lanka to query about other people's race, “for an certain generation of children, however, the race label is becoming completely inapplicable.”

Maldives: Why The Migrant Workers Struggle

EM ES & Beyond searches for the motivation behind the struggle of the migrant workers in Maldives and finds: “for survival, men could sacrifice even the most necessary human desires”.

Morocco: Another Magazine Bites the Dust

Morocco's only weekly magazine published in the local Arabic dialect, darija, Nichane is closing shop after a sustained advertising boycott. Bloggers lament the loss of a publication which filled a...

Tidiane Deme, Director of Google Francophone Africa on the Future of Internet

Although it is estimated that 8.8% of the population in Africa is connected (twenty times more than in 2000), the director of Google Francophone Africa, Tidiane Deme argues that the...

Mexico: TV Host Threatens Twitter User, #Brozo Becomes Trending Topic

TV host and comedian Victor Trujillo, who plays the character of clown Brozo for Televisa, threatened a Twitter user who created a fake Twitter account for Marissa Rivera, a collaborator...

Africa: My Trouble With Contemporary African Dance

What is the problem with “contemporary African dance”?:”The choice of African in contemporary “African” dance is therefore, with a touch of derision and as well canonical. Aside the fact that...

Argentina: Students from Buenos Aires Protest Education

Michael Chanan from Putney Debater shares a video (with English subtitles) of last month's student occupation of secondary schools in Buenos Aires and their protests outside the Ministry of Education:...

Liberia: I will take my potato greens with a side of Jesus

Glenna Gordon's photo of the day: “I’ll take my potato greens with a side of Jesus and some teddy bears.”

Malawi: Social Bookmarking for Blogs About Malawi

MalawiSoc is a Social Boookmarking site devoted to news and blogs about Malawi.

Zambia: Has Governance Improved?

Has governance improved in Zambia?: “Well, sort of but its difficult to be sure. According to the latest Ibrahim Index Zambia has moved up just two places in the rankings....

Africa: Participate in Digital Natives Workshop

Participate in Digital Natives Workshop in South Africa: “The 3-day workshop entitled ‘My bubble, My space, My voice” will focus on how young people use the tools and platforms at...

Burkina Faso: Folk Singer Icon Mahama Konaté Is No More

Le Faso.net reports that the Mahama Konaté, icon of the Senoufo traditional music passed away today [fr]. Konaté was the founder of the band “Farafina” and insisted on making his own...

South Korea: Social Network’s Personal Information Gathering Evoke Public Anger

The KaKao talk, a Korean version of twitter, today unnoticingly switched its contract to collect more of the user’s personal information. Korean Twitterers have fiercely retweeted the changed terms and...

Iran: Russians bloggers in the Embassy of Iran

According to a Russian blogger last Thursday at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran held a meeting of Iranian and Russian bloggers in Moscow. During the conversation, bloggers...

Dominican Republic: Digital TV in 2015

September 24th 2015 is the set date by the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (Indotel) to make the definitive transition to digital television.

Jamaica: Communities & Climate Change

“Where politicians fail to take the threats to our planet seriously, a strong grassroots movement is mobilizing and taking action to fill the void left by political and corporate paralysis”:...

Barbados: Flooding Issues

“More and more areas are now viewing flooding as a ‘normal’ event. We have forgotten that this is not the way it was even five or ten years ago”: Barbados...

Jamaica: Nicole's Aftermath

Jamaican bloggers are still discussing the effects of Tropical Storm Nicole.

Macedonia: Continuing Horror in Mental Health Institutions

On her blog Humans Null and Void, journalist Yana Buhrer Tavanier exposes the situation in the “institutions for adults with intellectual and mental health disabilities in Macedonia, where the lack...

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