11 October 2010

Stories from 11 October 2010

Armenia: Domestic violence claims a life

  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.

Armenia: Abuse in Yerevan school

  11 October 2010

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...

Venezuela: Crime and Violence ‘Staring you in the Face’

  11 October 2010

“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.”

Vietnam: Hanoi’s 1,000th birthday festivities

  11 October 2010

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.

Anguilla: Not Quite Ready

  11 October 2010

“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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Contract Questions

  11 October 2010

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.

Jamaica: The Force of Film

  11 October 2010

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.”

Curacao: Netherlands Antilles is no more

  11 October 2010

“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.

Jamaica: (Wo)man of the Year

  11 October 2010

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...

North Korea: North Korea's Alledged Flicker Account

  11 October 2010

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.

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