Stories from 8 October 2010
Mark Mackinnon posted photo of journalists waiting outside the Beijing residence of Liu Xia, wife of Nobel front runner Liu Xiaobo, 45 mins before announcement.
Post-secondary education and an open Internet are where one academic suggests Wen Jiabao begin political reforms, the need for which the Chinese Premier emphasized in his recent interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria.
Rogério Tomaz Jr, from the blog Conexão Brasília Maranhão [Connection Brasília Maranhão], comments [pt] on the censorship suffered by psychoanalyst Maria Rita Kehl, fired by the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo (The State of São Paulo] over an article [pt] criticizing the media's coverage of the Brazilian electoral process.
André Egg, from the blog Um Drible nas Certezas [A Dribble in Certainties], posts [pt] a series of links evaluating the outcome of the Brazilian presidential elections.
Arnóbio Rocha, in his own blog, denounces [pt] what he calls “Electoral Bullying”, an episode in which his 9 year old daughter was attacked by children of about the same age in a middle school, while defending her father's candidate in the Brazilian presidential election. Eduardo Guimarães, from the Blog...
World leaders from some 140 countries gathered at a United Nations Summit in New York from September 20-22 to discuss the best approaches for achieving eight poverty-reducing goals by 2015. One goal: To halve global hunger between 1990 and 2015.
Following intense negotiations with the Chilean government, 25 Mapuche prisoners being held at jails in the cities of Concepción, Angol, Temuco and Valdivia, ended a hunger strike that lasted 82 days. Nonetheless, 14 Mapuche prisoners held and hospitalized in several cities have not ended the strike.
The last installment of Ljubljana's “2010 local election guide-extraordinaire” – at Sleeping With Pengovsky.
The Moscow Diaries writes about another calendar for Vladimir Putin, which was created in response to the “boobies-for-Puties calendar” by a different group of female students of MGU's journalism department and features some tough questions for Russia's PM.
Michael Gakuran published pictures of the Ruins of the Imari Kawanami WWII Shipyard [en], which was used as a munitions factory in and as a ship factory during the war.
Independent media site The Irrawaddy, which publishes critical news stories and opinion articles about Myanmar, has recently launched a blog.
Jennie S. Bev writes about the duty of the Indonesian government to protect the people's right to worship. There have been a series of attacks against Christian church groups in the country in the past months.
As Azerbaijan prepares for parliamentary elections on 7 November, opposition bloggers are unhappy with the conduct of the vote so far. Now, they report, the local media is starting to publish what they consider to be black propaganda aimed at discrediting opposition candidates in the eyes of the electorate.