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19 October 2010

Stories from 19 October 2010

Ukraine: Yanukovych on Roads and Taxes

Ukraine's president Victor Yanukovych on roads for ordinary citizens and tax cuts for small businesses – at Ukrainiana.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Future Post-History”

CAFÉ TURCO writes about Braco Dimitrijević's exhibition (‘Future post-History’), currently on display in the building of Sarajevo's National Library, which “was severely damaged in August 1992, when the Serb forces...

Ukraine: Stance on the Customs Union

The Pipeline reports on Ukraine's stance on membership in the Customs Union.

Russia: Attack on the Chechen Parliament

In Moscow's Shadows writes about the Oct. 19 suicide attack on the Chechen parliament building in Grozny.

Serbia: Two Internet Entrepreneurs Detained for Months Without Trial

Danica Radisic writes about the plight of Internet entrepreneurs Djordje Djokic and Dusan Jaglicic, who have been in jail for the past eight months, with no possibility of bail, no...

Chile: Interview with Twitter's @laura

Journalist Miguel Paz interviewed [es] Laura Gómez (@laura), Twitter's International Support Lead and Spanish Language Specialist.

Argentina: Where is Luciano Arruga?

Luciano Arruga has been missing since January 31, 2009. That night Luciano was seen, severely beaten, by a witness at a police station. A blog called ¿Dónde está Luciano? [es]...

Nicaragua: Open Government and the Evolution of e-Government

Juan Ortega writes [es] about the book Open Government [es] by César Calderón and Sebastián Lorenzo. He briefly explains what Nicaragua needs to do to improve transparency.

Venezuela: Misinformation on ETA-Chávez Connection

“The ETA – Chavez connection, brought to light after Spain's equivalent to the Supreme Court asked Venezuela to extradite a number of people involved in terrorist activities, is generating a...

Video: Collaborative online reading of Don Quixote

One of the most loved works of literary fiction, Don Quixote, has come to life through YouTube. Hundreds of volunteers are reading fragments of Miguel de Cervantes' work and uploading...

Nepal: The Fate Of Maoist Army After UNMIN

Divas wonders what will happen after the exit of UN forces (UNMIN) from Nepal.

Zimbabwe: Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe Support Ministry of Health

Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe have released a statement supporting the call by the Ministry of Health to provide condoms to prisoners: “The danger of sexual violence in prisons is...

Uganda/Sudan: Where is Joseph Kony?

Where exactly is Joseph Kony?, Ledio Cakaj asks. Joseph Kony is the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army: “Only Mr. God knows,” is the short answer to Kony’s whereabouts, as...

Nigeria: Success story of polio vaccination

Nigeria Health Watch discusses the success story of polio vaccination in Nigeria: “Firstly, there was an increased involvement of traditional, religious and political leaders in promoting vaccinations and encouraging acceptance...

Tanzania: Running for Office While Combining Kangas With Social Media

Danish blogger Pernille Bærendtsen looks at the use of traditional elements and social media in Tanzania election campaigns focusing on Zitto Kabwe, the parliamentary candidate for Kigoma North. Her post...

Trinidad & Tobago: In Honour of Rhea

“I am thankful for Rhea holding on to this jackass called activism. I am thankful because she was one of those relentlessly amazing Trinidad women who hold on despite the...

Haiti: Heavy Rains

Repeating Islands reports that “ten people have been killed and three others are missing after heavy rains battered Haiti.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Battling Corruption

In addition to “crying out for stronger campaign finance regulations as a key solution to our disturbing legacy of political corruption”,‘s Edmund Gall proposes “two other more urgently required...

Cuba: On Exile

“When, at the turn of the year, the prisons are emptied of political prisoners, for a time they’ll lose the stigma of being human rights violators…they are trying to decrease...

Puerto Rico: Presenting the reputable online paper “The Yam”

They are definitely funny. Not to mention that the often absurd and surreal Puerto Rican political landscape gives them plenty of material. They are El Cangrimán, El Rata and Oscar...

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