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7 October 2010

Stories from 7 October 2010

Macedonia: Human Rights Activist Accused of Libel

Žarko Trajanoski, a human rights expert and activist, posted a scan of EUR 50.000 libel lawsuit [MKD] against him by a TV talk show host Milenko Nedelkovski. The defendant allegedly...

Russia: Bloggers Meet With Iranian Ambassador, Avoid Sensitive Topics

The meeting of Russia's top-bloggers with the Iranian Ambassador in Moscow three days after Hossein Derakhshan had been sentenced to 19.5 years of imprisonment for "anti-government propaganda" highlighted the clumsy...

Peru: Mario Vargas Llosa is Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

On Thursday October 7, Peruvians woke up to what has been called the "News of the Year": Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his cartography...

Senegal: Wade's Son Takes Over Energy Ministry as Power Outage Increases

Seneweb reports that power outages are becoming increasingly problematic in Senegal [fr]. More protests come about as food cannot be conserved without electricity. President Wade's son, Karim Wade has been...

Russia: Recent Flash Mob Leaves Male Users Guessing

Recent flash mob on Vkontakte.ru, the most popular Russian social network, consisted of female users changing their online statuses to what would start with “And I love doing it on…”...

Chile: Podcast Interview with Creator of Blog ‘Zancada’

El Quinto Poder [es] interviewed [es] Paty Leiva, creator of the blog Zancada [es], the most widely read blog written by and for young women in Chile.

Angola: Angola's Most Famous Slave Trader

Angola’s most famous slave trader Dona Anna Joaquina will be the topic of the Angola Field Group’s presentation Thursday, October 14 at 8:00 PM at the Viking Club in Luanda,...

Nigeria: Fela's music is the weapon Nigeria needs

Remembering Fela Kuti and the relevance of his music in Nigeria: “Whenever there is a crisis or any news of injustice in Nigeria my mind goes to Fela and I...

Tanzania: Crowdmapping 2010 Tanzania Elections

Vijana FM radio station in Tanzania uses Ushahidi to collect reports on the 2010 Tanzania elections.

Tanzania: NGOs and the media in Tanzania

Peter discusses the relationship between Non-Governmental Organisations and the media in Tanzania: “NGOs are increasingly working out how to deal with the media: at the crude end wondering what the...

Nigeria: Internet entrepreneurs meetup

Nigerian Internet entrepreneurs will meet this weekend in Lagos: “This is the first meet-up of Nigerian Internet Entrepreneurs. It is an avenue for Nigerians that are creating startups to come...

Ecuador: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pitonizza [es] writes about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, reporting on events that will take place in different Ecuadorian cities to try to raise awareness.

Russia: Blogger's Car Vandalized after Youtube Video

Dgudkov tells about threats he received and, as an evidence, supplies [RUS] a picture of his car vandalized by the unknown. The threats, he says, are connected with the recently...

Bolivia: Video Interview with Bolivian Blogger and Twitter User Vania Balderrama

Hugo Miranda from Angelcaido interviewed [es] blogger [es] and Twitter user Vania Balderrama (@capsuliana). In the video interview, Vania talks about blogging, Twitter, women and technology, and what it means...

Peru: Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

The Latin Americanist reports: “This morning, Peru's Mario Vargas Llosa was announced as the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. According to the Nobel Prize's website the journalist,...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Failing the Children

A young boy recently committed suicide while a teenaged girl tried and failed, leaving Abeni to comment: “Too often, children battle abandonment, sexual molestations, emotional and physical abuse in a...

Puerto Rico: Cancer of Corruption

Of the news that “the largest FBI corrupt policemen investigation is going down in Puerto Rico“, Gil the Jenius says that the reason local authorities couldn't handle the case themselves...

Trinidad & Tobago: Eighth Wonder

“Does the Wonders of the World list go past seven? If so the Pitch Lake would definitely be included”: MEP Caribbean Publishers visits La Brea.

Jamaica: Bail for Buju?

As the judge presiding over the Buju Banton drug trial considers whether the singer should be granted bail, Girl With a Purpose says: “Many Jamaicans and those who love Jamaica...

Jamaica: Don't Blame Nicole

In the wake of Tropical Storm Nicole, owensoft.net says: “It's not all Nicole's fault…if you look at the situation closely most of the road infrastructure simply was not designed to...

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