2 November 2010

Stories from 2 November 2010

Somalia: New Political Party Launched

  2 November 2010

A new political party has been launched by Somali politicians, Terror Free Somalia Foundation reports: “Over 160 delegates from Somalia converged in Nairobi, Kenya to attend the launch of Democratic Party of Somalia (DPS) as a political vehicle to tackle problems facing the nation. The party seeks to become a...

Cuba: Selling Your Soul

  2 November 2010

Octavo Cerco crosses paths with a writer whom she used to admire, who now “writes nonsense about Yoani Sánchez and even dares to call her a terrorist”; the encounter causes her to surmise: “I have no doubt: some souls die in life.”

Haiti: Where's the Relief?

  2 November 2010

“Relief is what earthquake victims desperately need right now to protect them from an oncoming hurricane. It’s what they’ve needed for the past ten months to make tent camps more livable”: Mediahacker points out a few critical ways in which “The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is lying to you.”

Cuba: The Individual in the Collective

  2 November 2010

“Collectivization has not erased in us that human longing to have our own piece, and forced egalitarianism has only fueled the desire to differentiate ourselves”: Generation Y says many Cubans are searching for the “me” amidst the “we”.

St. Lucia: Tomas Leaves Dire Situation

  2 November 2010

YardFlex.com reports that Hurricane Tomas caused two deaths (thus far) in St. Lucia, while Sun, Rain, Or… is frustrated: “The international media have ignored this focusing only on the possibility that Haiti may be hit. Yes, I understand, any system heading their way will bring huge tragedy, but every day...

Jamaica: Tomas On Its Way

  2 November 2010

Girl With a Purpose, along with the rest of Jamaica, is hunkering down for the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Tomas.

China: 360 VS. QQ

  2 November 2010

Annie Lee from China Hush translates a local report about the competition between an Internet security provider 360 with the Internet giant company Tencent.

Chile and China: Rescuing the miners

  2 November 2010

The news about the successful rescue of 33 miners by the Chilean government on October 14 was followed by the news of a mining accident in Pinyu county, in the Henan province in China only two days later, which resulted in the deaths of 37 miners.

Tanzania: Twittering 2010 Tanzania General Elections

  2 November 2010

Tanzanians voted on on 31 October 2010 to elect the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, President of Zanzibar, Members of Parliament and Members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives. Using hashtags #UchaguziTZ, #uchaguzi, and #TZelect, Tanzanian netizens have been keeping their followers updated with results and on-the-ground observations.

Taiwan: Protecting biodiversity

  2 November 2010

Michael Turton interviews Dr. Bruno Walther about biodiversity in Taiwan. Dr. Walther has co-produced a documentary called Crisis of Life to educate people about the importance of protecting biodiversity.

Tanzania: Zanzibar has a new president, suspense in mainland

  2 November 2010

The Zanzibar Electoral Commission announced late yesterday that Dr Ali Mohamed Shein of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (revolutionary party) won the presidential race in Zanzibar. The announcement came amidst tension caused by the delay in announcing the final results in Zanzibar and in mainland Tanzania. During that tense situation bloggers and twitter users kept readers updated with the latest events by the minute.

Malaysia: ‘No to mega tower’

  2 November 2010

It seems Malaysia is not satisfied to have two iconic skyscrapers - the Petronas Twin Towers and the Kuala Lumpur Tower. The government plans to build another 100-storey mega tower which is being opposed by many residents. Netizens are also protesting.

Southeast Asia: Interactive Sex Education Website

  2 November 2010

Established in July 2010 in Singapore, the website sexxie.tv is the world’s first and only sex education platform adopted by renowned doctors for interactive sex education. Unlike traditional sex education programs, sexxie.tv uses the online platform to reach its clients.

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