Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

22 October 2010

Stories from 22 October 2010

Haiti: Cholera!

As a cholera outbreak hits Haiti, bloggers discuss this latest assault on the already besieged country.

Jamaica: Rain, Rain, Go Away

The Phoenix in a Gas House lists her top 5 reasons to avoid getting caught in the rain in Kingston.

Cuba: Awarding Courage & Humility

“There is no name more appropriate than that of this journalist and psychologist whose main characteristic is humility, to be included in a list where we find Nelson Mandela, Aung...

Argentina: Protester killed in confrontation between labor unions

Mariano Ferreyra, a student at the University of Buenos Aires and member of the Worker's Party, was shot during a confrontation between members of the Railroad workers union and workers...

A journey through the unheard voices of Haiti’s reconstruction

Solidar'IT in Haiti is a journey through the unheard voices of Haiti’s reconstruction, organized as a web-documentary in progress.

Bangladesh: Qubee Or Banglalion?

CasCade at Youth Thinkers blog compiles the discussions in the forums and blogs about which Wimax broadband internet service is the best in Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka: Political Satire Is No Laughing Matter

Nalaka Gunawardene reviews a collection of political satires by Wimalanath Weeraratne and discusses its implication in Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh: On Secularism

“Being a secular state should be a unique nationalist stand point of Bangladesh,” opines Nayeem Hossain at E-Bangladesh.

Haze envelops Singapore

Haze in Singapore and south Malaysia! They blame it on the burning of trees in Sumatra, Indonesia where farmers are preparing for the crop planting season. Residents are coughing and...

Pakistan: Marriage Of Convenience

Tamashbeen at All Things Pakistan finds it disgusting that 23-year old Azhar Haidri of Multan, Pakistan has become a media celebrity by marrying two women within 24 hours – the...

Serbia: Children Get Military Training in Russian Camps

In the prime of the newest public discussion on patriotism and the origin of violence in the Serbian society, newspaper Danas reported that two years ago Serbian children, aged 11...

Myanmar: Water problem

dawn_1o9 from Myanmar blogs about the water shortage in Dala Township which is located just across the Yangon river.

Myanmar: Lighting Festival

Buddhists in Myanmar will celebrate lighting festival during Thadingyut. The festival is a celebration of the descent of Buddha from heaven. The Myanmar Youth in Action will organize a “Lighting...

Cyclone Giri hits Myanmar

Cyclone Giri struck Myanmar's west Arakan State. The cyclone is stronger than the deadly Cyclone Nargis which hit Myanmar two years ago.

Benin: One of the Most Affected by the Floods in Western Africa

Blaise Aplogan posts a photo of floods in Benin [fr]. He adds a table that summarizes the number of casualties and people affected by the floods in several western African countries, noting...

Cote d'Ivoire: Reports of Violence as Elections Approach

West Africa researcher for Human Rights Watch Corinne Dufka says:”While politicians and foreign diplomats have wrangled over election preparations, residents in western Côte d'Ivoire are consumed by fear of violent...

Taiwan:Typhoon Megi Breaks Rainfall Record

Zhong Sheng-siung (鐘聖雄) on citizen media “88news.org” is now reporting and uploading first-hand photos from Su-ao in Yilan county where Typhoon Megi has brought more than 1400 mm in just...

Africa: Africa Rural Connect 3.0

Lisa reports that African Rural Connect 3.0 is live: “After months of hard work, the National Peace Corps Association's Africa Rural Connect team has launched additional interactive tools and features...

Zimbabwe: Minister of Commerce and Industry Uses Twitter to Air Frustrations

The Zimbabwe Minister of Commerce and Industry and also the MDC Secretary General Professor Welshman Ncube uses Twitter to air his frustrations.

Africa: Linking African Securities Markets

Linking African securities markets: “Technology is the driver of securities exchanges around the world – currently there are big battles for supremacy in a range of markets and disclosure and...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site