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4 November 2010

Stories from 4 November 2010

Armenia: Iranian Embassy Protest

Unzipped posts video and photographs of today's protest outside the Iranian Embassy in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, in support of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, sentenced to death in Iran for infidelity....

Costa Rica: Red Alert and National Emergency due to Strong Rains

Tropical storm Thomas has seriously affected Costa Rica which has declared a State of National Emergency. The strong rains have caused extensive damage throughout the country: So far 20 people...

Sri Lanka: Student Unrest

In recent months there were a number of protests involving thousands of university students in Sri Lanka, many of which have turned violent, reports Groundviews.

Pakistan: Eliminating Stray Dogs

Tamashbeen at All Things Pakistan posts a disturbing picture of a municipal campaign to “eliminate” stray dogs in Karachi.

Pakistan: Flood Tax On Private Schools

Hina Safdar at Chowrangi criticizes the proposed flood tax on private schools based on school fees in Sindh state.

India: Divali For The Soul

Ugich Konitari shows how to rightly celebrate Divali – “how to bring a daily ‘Divali’ into some one's life”.

Bangladesh: Our Own Obama

“He has surprising similarity with an ordinary Bangladeshi man in the street, no one can absolutely make any mistake about his Bnagladeshi root by looking at him,” comments Rumi at...

Barbados: A Final Farewell

Barbadians paid their final respects to the late Prime Minister David Thompson this week. One of the youngest leaders in the region, Thompson passed away on October 23 from pancreatic...

Barbados, St. Lucia: After Tomas

Barbadian bloggers post photos of the aftermath of Tomas, while Sun, Rain, Or… has updates about the situation in St. Lucia, here and here.

Africa: Cinema Africa 2010 in Tokyo, Japan

Cinema Africa 2010 in Tokyo, Japan: “The Cinema Africa festival is here again! It will run from 13th to 25th November, co-sponsored by the National Film Center of the National...

Tanzania: Social Media and Election Monitoring

Elsie discusses social media and election monitoring in Tanzania: “The early report from Uchaguzi dot or dot tz* is hot off the press. Here is a quick glimpse at the...

Tanzania: Partial Election Results

Partial election results in Tanzania show the president leading his challengers, but they suggest the ruling party will lose seats in parliament. In the presidential race, the election commission has...

Haiti: The Beauty of Haitian Art

“Sometimes I feel like I focus too much on the negative in my posts, giving the false impression that nothing good is happening in the world of Haitian culture…”: Tande...

Zimbabwe: Stop Persecution Against Roy Bennette

Stop persecution against Roy Bennet of Zimbabwe: “For several years now, Hon. Bennett has been victim of harassment, expropriation, prison terms and persecution by the part of Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF....

Caribbean: Relief Must Have Benefits?

Caribbean bloggers are offended by the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister's statements about hurricane relief to hard-hit CARICOM countries; The Undisputed Truth says the backlash has begun.

Barbados: Building Codes

“We took a passing hit from the tail of a weakening quasi-hurricane and just look at the damage! Can you imagine if Tomas had of passed directly over Barbados as...

Azerbaijan: The media, religion & secularism

The Önər Blog [AZ] comments on calls by the Iranian Ambassador in Azerbaijan, as well as some religious citizens, to close down the ALMA newspaper after it was critical of...

Brazil: online xenophobia targeting north-easterners

Lirabellaqua, from blogging collective Trezentos [pt], and political blogger Rodrigo Vianna [pt] weigh in on the recent slew of online hate speech [pt] that has targeted north-eastern Brazilians who voted for...

Taiwan: Internet freedom faces threats

Two recent incidents raised concerns about the government's attempt to limit freedom of speech on the internet in Taiwan. One incident involved threats of a lawsuit against the producer of a...

Australians Weigh the US Midterm Elections

Global Voices author Kevin Rennie gathers the views of Australian bloggers to the recently conducted congressional and local elections in the United States

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