8 October 2010

Stories from 8 October 2010

India: Making Fun Of Ethnic Names

  8 October 2010

Runa at Uber Desi blog sees a disgusting and disturbing trend in international mainstream media which she describes as “hidden racism via making fun of ethnic names”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Honesty

  8 October 2010

Plain Talk “would like to suggest to the current Administration that they return to the Parliament and use the forum of a revised Budget to level with the people on the exact nature…[of] the anticipated financial hit we are going to take regarding the CLICO crisis.

China: Nobel Peace Prize Winner – Liu Xiaobo

  8 October 2010

A few hours ago, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced its decision to award the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China. It is a moment of great joy for concerned Chinese citizens as Liu Xiaobo represents human rights...

B.V.I.: Hard Hit by Otto

  8 October 2010

Repeating Islands republishes news of the British Virgin Islands’ struggle to operate under a State of Emergency, which was enforced due to severe flooding.

Bermuda: Calling Calypsonians

  8 October 2010

“It's a shame that folk music and calypso in Bermuda is a virtually dead art”: BeachLime.com thinks that the country needs calypsonians.

Africa: Make Your Own Baobab Juice

  8 October 2010

Miriam shares her recipe for making baobab juice: “Baobab (bay-oh-bab) a very healthy fruit found in almost all countries of Africa, is just starting to gain popularity in the western world.”

Tanzania: CCM and Political Debates

  8 October 2010

Shurufu analyses Tanzania's ruling party (CCM) refusal to take part in political debates before 2010 General Elections: “One of the most difficult things to do during political campaigns is to, first, establish a clear and coherent narrative about your agenda and second, to go out there and consistently articulate that...

Guyana: Enforcing Equality

  8 October 2010

“Although Guyana’s Constitution affords women equal status as citizens, just a few hours spent watching real life in action will demonstrate how society does not honour women with their lawful right”: The Guyana Groove says the problem is enforcement.

Africa: InMobi and the future of mobile advertising

  8 October 2010

Erik writes about InMobi and the future of mobile advertising in Africa: “Yesterday Ankit Rawal, head of advertising for inMobi in Africa, spoke at the iHub. He spent a good amount of time explaining why Africa was so important to their growth strategy, and used a good bit of data...

Burundi: The Future of Burundi Film Center

  8 October 2010

Christopher reflects on the work and the future of Burundi Film Center: “So before the rain season arrives in late September, we’ll be touring the new films all over the country to five provinces and 13 different communes, and hopefully keeping some seed money to get things ready for next...

Bangladesh: Power Generation Options

  8 October 2010

Zahid Hussain at End Poverty In South Asia blog discusses the dilemma in the demand pressured Bangladesh power sector – whether the users will opt pricey dependable power supply or low cost unreliable energy.

Pakistan: Twin Blasts at Karachi Sufi Shrine

  8 October 2010

Yesterday two suicide bombs struck Abdullah Shah Ghazi (a sufi) shrine in Karachi, killing at least 10 people and injuring at least 50 others. Fahad Desmukh posted in his blog some eyewitness reports recorded at the shrine just after the blasts occurred.

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