Stories from 5 November 2010
Roj TV, a Kurdish-language satellite television station based in Denmark has been accused of supporting terrorism by the Danish attorney-general. It may lose its broadcasting license once the case goes to trial. The prosecuting authorities claim the station has ties to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The Latin Americanist reports that, “On Wednesday the [Honduran Truth Commission] panel heard from Honduran journalists who claimed that their rights where “violated” by the government and security forces [after the ouster of Manuel Zelaya in 2009]”
Bloggings by boz has been covering a border dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, pointing out “various maps including maps by Google and Bing which differ as to where the border falls.” A third post explains that, “In the view of the two countries, it appears the US-based technology company...
A plane crashed near the town of Guasimal, located some 15 kilometers from Sancti Spiritus province, in central Cuba. Sixty-eight people died. Minutes later, Cubans using Twitter started exchanging information on the deadly accident.
Lan in Hue, Vietnam blogs about Bún mắm nêm (rice vermicelli with smelly fish sauce). She says it is the smelliest among the many Vietnamese fish sauces.
Martin Manurung from Indonesia blogs about the ‘misleading’ economic data used by government ministers who are projecting that the country will be the 5th biggest economy in the world in 2030
Pesta Blogger, the annual gathering of bloggers in Indonesia, was successfully held a few days ago. More than 1,000 bloggers attended the event. One of the objectives was to raise funds to help the tsunami and earthquake refugees in the country
The Democratic Voice of Burma has set-up an election map to monitor election-related events, protests, cases of violence in Myanmar. Elections will be held on November 7.
Voices from El Salvador's Weblog writes about the debate over women's rights in El Salvador, focusing on abortion and concluding that “it seems unlikely that El Salvador will seriously reconsider its abortion laws anytime soon.”
Diego Valle-Jones shares some statistics on violence in Ciudad Juárez, which “became the most violent city in Mexico as a consequence of the vicious war between the Juárez Cartel and the Sinaloa Cartel. So far more than 6,500 people have been murdered in this city since the war started.”
Himal Kotelawala reacts on the news that exclusive parks will be made in Sri Lanka for young lovers.
Ujjwal Acharya writes on a recent bloggers meet in Kathmandu called Blogger Bhela.
“No matter what country you live in, in winter, your country takes a different look and feel,” comments Sajib in his post about winter in Bangladesh.
Overnight, Mr. Yoon became famous in South Korea because of media coverage introducing him as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's future son-in-law. Days later, Yoon resigned from his job and said he was no longer able to speak with Katya Putin. Yoon lost both his love and his job within less than a week.
Unconfirmed detentions at opposition leader's house in Kigali, Rwanda: “#Alert! At #Ingabire’ s residence in #Kigali, the police has taken everybody (present) into custody. The lawyer was refused access to the residence. The situation is still confused. We will keep you updated.”
On the road in Rwanda: “Prompted by Texas in Africa, here is Christopher’s journey through Rwanda and beyond listed in order of 25 clickable installments”
Kenyanpoet blog would like to give poets a platform where they can publish their poems online. Send us your poems through poem(at)kenyanpoet(dot)com and we will publish them here.
Follow online Partnership for Health II conference in Nigeria: “For those that cannot attend Nigeria: Partnership for Health II, we will be livestreaming the plenary sessions. To access the livestream, please go to http://www.livestream.com/nigeriahealth at 9.20 am (UK time) on 06/11/19″
Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister has come under fire for her statements about hurricane relief to some of the CARICOM nations that were severely damaged by Hurricane Tomas. Bloggers throughout the Caribbean archipelago were offended by the sentiment that any release of the twin island republic's aid dollars hinged on reciprocal economic benefits.
@DestinoCuba [es] is tweeting the latest information on the plane crash that has left 68 people dead in the province of Sancti Spritus, in central Cuba. Also, constant updating on the Facebook account of Sancti Spritus newspaper Escambray [es].
Today is the Hindu Festival of Lights – and while Barbados Free Press wishes everyone a “Subh Divali”, Trinidad diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch is concerned about “problems with the hazards caused by fireworks” and Globewriter, in the context of LGBT rights, says: “Divali…is the Hindu celebration of light over darkness...