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16 October 2010

Stories from 16 October 2010

Puerto Rico: “80 grados,” A New Online Magazine

“80 grados is a publication open to a diversity of reflections”. The School of Communications of the University of Puerto Rico and the citizen media nonprofit Prensa Comunitaria have just...

Macedonia: TEDxSkopje Participant Selection Controversy

Many Twitter users voiced dissatisfaction with the preliminary selection to TEDxSkopje, which by the rules of the license is limited to 100 participants. In order to structure the debate, volunteer...

Sri Lanka: Artists Are Outcasts Of The System

Makuluwo at Cerebral Ramblings describes how the students pursuing creative arts and literature in Sri Lanka are considered an outcasts of the system and because of it many of them...

Japan: Ancient anatomical illustrations

Pinktentacle published a series of anatomical illustrations [en] that date back to the Edo period (1603-1868). Each illustration is followed by a caption that describes the publication where it first...

India: Manipur widows stand up for their rights

Anjulika Thingnam at Voices From The Ground narrates the plights of the widows in the Manipur state of India and mentions how they can claim pension benefits from the government.

France: First Case of Burqa Rage?

Allain Jules, blogging in centpapiers from Quebec, cannot wait for the impending decision of a French court in the case of a 63 years old former teacher who ripped off...

Chile: 33 Miners Rescued Successfully

In northern Chile, efforts to free 33 miners trapped inside the San Jose copper and gold mine concluded successfully. All the men, including rescue workers, were brought back to the...

Armenia: Blog Action Day

Writing on his official blog, the British Ambassador to Armenia, Charles Lonsdale, marks Blog Action Day by writing about Lake Sevan. Situated 1,900 meters above sea level, it is one...

Tanzania: The Legacy of Mwalimu Nyerere

Elsie reflects on the legacy of Tanzania's first president Mwalimu Nyerere: “Speaking of legacy, Mwalimu would never turn down a presidential debate. Quite the opposite: he would relish the opportunity...

Nigeria: What is the Solution for Road Safety in Nigeria?

Road Safety in Nigeria – Where Lies The Solution?, Fidelis Nnadi asks: “For years, prominent Nigerians have fallen victims of road traffic accident with no enforceable policies and regulations to...

Rwanda: Living in Rwanda 101

Living in Rwanda 101 by British blogger Jenny Clover: “1. Don't eat seafood in a land-locked country 2. Never put liquid soap on your hands before checking the water is...

Sierra Leone: The Vickie Remoe Show

Africa is a Country introduces his readers to the online and broadcast TV lifestyle show, The Vickie Remoe Show: “I’ve been following Sierra Leonean Vickie Remoe’s lifestyle and culture blog...

Nigeria: Is better distribution the remedy for piracy?

Is better distribution of Nigerian movies the remedy for piracy?: “For whatever underlying reasons, the Yoruba-language film world – where the average film sells 50-100,000 copies – seems to have...

Sierra Leone: Supporters of Leone Stars in Action

Photos of supporters of Sierra Leone national soccer team Leone Stars by Sierra Leonean blogger Vickie Ramoe.

China: Anti-Japan demonstrations erupt in three cities

An anti-China protest held in Japan today has been known about for some time, but large anti-Japanese demonstrations which also took place today in three Chinese cities seemed to have...

India: Shashi Tharoor On The Ayodhya Verdict

“What the court has done is to craft a solution that no political process could have arrived at independently, but which takes the dispute off the streets,” comments Shashi Tharoor,...

South Asia: Bloggers Discussing Water Issues

A number of South Asian bloggers have participated in the Blog Action Day 2010, which focuses on the theme 'water'. Let us look at what some of them are discussing...

Big Corporations, South Korea's Human Rights Blind Spot

Hospitals, prisons and the army are three places spots where absolute authority is held by one side. In Korea, there's another human rights blind spot: big corporatations. Lots of information...

China: Riot Against Land Acquisition in Guangxi

On 13 of October, a riot broke out in Longxu town in Guangxi province. Around one thousand villagers confronted armed police against forced land acquisition. Citizen reports on the riot...

China: netizens find humour in Nobel Peace Prize

China Digital Times has collected and translated a selection of Chinese Internet users’ jokes about dissident Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize win. One netizen wrote, “News flash: At 5:00 PM,...

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