Stories from 13 October 2010
In his blog Pronto, Miguel Centellas analyzes whether the mining rescue will improve bilateral relations between Bolivia and Chile. One of the 33 miners trapped underground is Bolivian [es].
Pepe Flores, from Vivir Mexico [es], says Mexicans watching the rescue of 33 miners in Chile are remembering the Pasta de Conchos mine disaster from February 19, 2006, when 65 miners were trapped underground. In the case of Pasta de Conchos, no miners were rescued.
The next United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 16) will take place from November 29 to December 10, 2010 in Cancun, Mexico. Bloggers are analyzing whether the conference will bring the usual disappointment about a lack of action, or if this time it will provide a new perspective and a new opportunity where failure is not an option.
Sri Lankan photo-blogger Chulie de Silva travels to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, with the usual inhibition of stereotyping of the cosmopolitan and finds the glass half full.
Sukanya C notes how elated the people of West Bengal state in India are in celebrating the Durga Puja festivities.
Babar Bhatti at All Things Pakistan informs that “Pakistan now has 100 million mobile phone subscribers” and tells what it means for the country.
Africa is a Country discusses the film Madagascar in the context of Africa's image in movies: “It doesn’t take a microscopic reading to see that Madagascar is a colonial narrative. The West is represented as the norm, and Africa is represented as savage and exotic to promote the idea of...
The Enough Project is introducing the Sudan Peace Watch: “In these regular updates, Enough's team of researchers and policy analysts will provide in-depth coverage of developments around the key benchmarks and potential flashpoints in the run-up to the referenda and beyond.”
Sokari writes a roundup of LGBTI news around Africa: “Once again the Uganda media has outed “100″ LGBTI people, including names and photos placing everyone at risk of violence in their communities. Disturbingly, some of the photos were taken from Facebook profiles…”
“Kenya Wildlife Service has recognised Colobus angolensis, the type of Colobus monkey that lives here in Diani, as Nationally Threatened. As a whole this sub-species of Black and White Colobus is fairing comparatively well, thanks to large populations in remote forests of Tanzania, however, here in Kenya it is a...
Young Nigerians would be meeting physically and virtually this Saturday 16th October 2010 to discuss how best technology can be applied to election monitoring by average Nigerians.
Kymmene Brereton writes about the eLearning Africa Conference in 2011 will focus on young adults in Africa.
“October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month”: The Guyana Groove urges her compatriots to “speak up and save a woman’s life.”
Blogger Al Carbon reflects on the first anniversary of the collective blog La Acera: “Exactly a year has gone by since La Acera’s first post, and an eventful year it’s been.”
YardFlex.com reports that fans of music icon Buju Banton “have started a drive to get 15,000 signatures on a petition to US Attorney General Eric Holder, urging him to step in and thwart the prosecution's bid to keep him languishing in jail.”
“it is such a joy to be following a story that is filled with the triumph of the human spirit”: Abeni is rejoicing over the rescue of the Chilean miners.
Bloggers discuss the latest altercation between Cuban authorities and Las Damas de Blanco.
Breezeblog comments on the media roundtable hosted by the outgoing Premier: “More like the media getting the runaround.”
Further thoughts on China's first Nobel laureate, Liu Xiaobo, who remains in prison and whose wife is now under house arrest: what the award means for China, its relationship with the rest of the world, and the country's future political game. See also photos of Liu's supporters.
Quoting local media, Azeri Report says that a satirical site, Eqreb.com, has been blocked in Azerbaijan. Covering political developments in the oil-rich country, the site has been reported inaccessible since 8 October. On 7 November, Azerbaijanis go to the polls to elect a new parliament and so far users contacted...
Habrahabr-user frony posts [RUS] a review of Russian indie netlabels, online record labels that publish songs with Creative Commons license. Genres include hip-hop, alternative, as well as classical music.