Stories from 11 October 2010
The issue of domestic violence in Armenia is well known, albeit rarely spoken about openly. However, a video interview with the family of a young woman who died of injuries sustained after being beaten by her husband and his mother has shocked and angered many.
Shalabieh finds a strange pair of eyes watching her from her neighbour's Beirut balcony.
Following the posting of video evidence of hazing in the army, Unzipped posts and comments on a video showing physical and verbal abuse in a local school. The blog, however, notes that the video was uploaded months earlier and is only now being slowly spread through Facebook. Nevertheless, it has...
“As crime has increased, not only does it get closer to you, but your self-imposed curfew grows and gets earlier. Your paranoia increases” explains Miguel Octavio from The Devil's Excrement, in the post “When street crime and violence stares at you in the face in Venezuela.”
In Mexico Unmasked, Tim Johnson writes that, “Major cities in Latin America […] have become more livable, friendlier places,” because of “a revolution in urban governance.” He uses Mexico City as an example, describing what happens every Sunday when “Paseo de la Reforma [is] shut down to vehicle traffic and...
Claudia Cazañas wrote a post on her blog [es] describing how she lived September 30. She mentions that Twitter updates kept her informed.
In Hablemos claro…en serio Enrique Ramon Galeano says he is against massive soy production; he shares [es] an essay written by his friend Ben F. on Facebook.
Hanoi is 1,000 years old. The festivities to mark the historic occasion in Vietnam lasted for ten days from October 1-10. Bloggers share their observations and reactions about how the events were organized.
“The airwaves and the local newspapers this past week have been filled with talk of the need for Anguilla to seek independence from the United Kingdom”, but Corruption-free Anguilla says that “Anguilla will be ready for full internal self-government, and subsequently for independence, only after we have put in place...
Know TnT.com‘s Edmund Gall has a few questions for the Minister of Works and Transport regarding a multi-million dollar contract being awarded at the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.
Annie Paul reviews Better Mus’ Come, which she says “signals the end of a long drought in Jamaican film-making and shatters the formula the few movies that have been made here have followed.”
“A new journey has started on a route never taken before. Let us all take pride in our heritage and let us embrace our new country and mix the two with love and respect”: Karel's Legal Blog congratulates Curacao on its new country status.
Active Voice explains why Diana McCaulay is her candidate for Man of the Year: “It takes balls for a single woman to go up against the state in the way [she] has…Diana McCaulay has almost singlehandedly been taking the fight to the authorities on the matter of the proposed transformation...
The world's most reclusive states, North Korea is believed to have open a Flicker account and uploaded 26 photos of the regime's propaganda events, Yonhap reported on North Korea's alledged Flicker account [ko]. The fact has not been confirmed yet by the government or other media outlets.
Senior North Korean defector, Hwang Jang-yop died at his home in Seoul yesterday. Police confirmed that he died of natural causes. Many Korean mourners visited his alter to pay their respects. South Korea's Chosun gave an extensive reporton Hwang's life.
The debate on abortion has taken centre-stage in the runoff of the Brazilian presidential elections, with bloggers concerned it is being used to win votes rather than foster discussion of a contentious issue.
Moroccan bloggers have been expressing outrage over the indifference of the mainstream media and apparent double standards of their government following the death of a young Moroccan at the hands of representatives of public authority.
Roland from ESWN translated an online blog post written by Sima Nan attacking Liu Xiaobo as a Chinese Traitor.
Dilma Rousseff and Jose Serra met in São Paulo yesterday for their first televised debate in the second round of Brazil's presidential elections. Rodrigo Vianna at Escrevinhador [pt] has analysed the discussion.