4 November 2010

Stories from 4 November 2010

Thailand: #thaiflood hashtag

  4 November 2010

Use the #thaiflood twitter hashtag to monitor the recent flooding disaster in Thailand. Flooding also hit the north part of Malaysia

Brazil: online revolt against TV channel

  4 November 2010

Many Twitter users, such as @ligadoemsérie [pt], @todearaujo [pt], @judaocombr [br] and @Inagaki [pt] tweeted their dissatisfaction with pay-TV channel FOX [pt] for its premiere of a long-awaited horror series that was shown with several cuts [pt], reducing broadcast time by ten minutes.

Peru: Blogger Sentenced for Defamation of Former Politician

  4 November 2010

On Friday, October 29th, the court's sentence was handed down for the offensive libel suit brought by the former government minister and parliament member Jorge Mufarech Nemy against the law school graduate and blogger José Alejandro Godoy. The reaction from media and bloggers has been immediate.

Portugal: Broadening the NATO Lisbon Summit Debate

  4 November 2010

International relations researcher Bruno Oliveira Martins, has launched a series of guest posts in his blog Tratados [Treaties, pt&en], written by analysts and academics on issues related to NATO and the Lisbon Summit (November 19-20). The aim is to broaden the debate and to raise awareness about the scope of...

Estonia: SDE's “Uphill Battle”

  4 November 2010

Itching for Eestimaa writes about “an uphill battle” that the Estonian Social Democratic Party and its new leader, 36-year-old Sven Mikser, are facing: “Most Estonian voters I have encountered are pretty uninformed when it comes to left-wing politics. They refer to social democrats as “socialists,” which, in their mind, might...

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