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6 November 2010

Stories from 6 November 2010

Costa Rica: Border Conflict with Nicaragua

What began as a simple cleaning or dredging of the San Juan River, the natural border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, has resulted in a diplomatic and military conflict. After...

Japan: Leaked video of collision with Chinese boat

What is believed to be the authentic footage of the collision between the Japanese patrol ship and a Chinese fishing boat has been leaked and uploaded onto Youtube [video, ja]....

Japan: Superficial media and misinformation

An anonymous blogger at NewzJapan.com harshly criticizes CNN's coverage of Japan. In the post titled Halloween in Japan and CNN’s Lack of Research [en] the blogger says to “be surprised...

Russia: Bloggers Discuss Attack on Journalist Oleg Kashin

The brutal attack on Oleg Kashin, a prominent Russian blogger and journalist, became topic #1 in RuNet several hours after it had occurred. Kashin is still in a medically induced...

Peru: Campaign to Prevent Closing of Amazon Library

Juan Arellano from Globalizado [es] reports on a campaign to prevent the closing of a library in Iquitos, Peru that focuses on materials about the Amazon. This library is the...

Mayotte: Have You Ever Been to Mayotte?

Lauren blogs about a sea trip to Mayotte: “The French presence is very strong here, with French gendarmes (police), French Foreign Legion, and expats visible everywhere we’ve been, but the...

Madagascar: President linked to illegal logging

Wild Madagascar posts a video released by Global Witness and the Environmental Investigation Agency showing Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina involvement in illegal logging.

Tanzania: First Albino in Parliament

Tanzanians elect first Albino Member of Parliament: “The elected Member of Parliament is Mr. Salum Khalfani Bar’wani from the opposition Cuf party. Mr Bar’wani said he was thankful to the...

Malawi: Introduction to Malawian Urban Music

An introduction to Malawian urban music: “In Malawi, urban music is said to have started when a group called Real Elements consisting of Louis ‘Marvel’ Chikuni, Kimba ‘Plan B’ Anderson-Mutaba,...

Africa: Africa needs to change voting system

Africa needs to embrace new technologies to run elections: “Furthermore, Africans have recently wondered why their countries don’t adopt the voting system such as those in the West where results...

Russia: Demanding Adequate Investigation of Attack on Kashin

A dozen people or so have gathered in front of the Moscow Criminal Police building (Petrovka, 38), demanding an adequate investigation of last night's attack on journalist Oleg Kashin, who...

Russia: Journalist Oleg Kashin Severely Beaten in Moscow

Journalist Oleg Kashin (LJ user kashin/@KSHN) was severely beaten in Moscow Friday night and is now in intensive care. LJ users p0grebizhskaya and navalny host some of the initial Russophone...

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