7 November 2010

Stories from 7 November 2010

Armenia: Digital Democracy

  7 November 2010

Writing on Ararat, Global Voices author Simon Maghakyan, sponsor of a recent online petition demanding the passage of legislation against domestic violence in his native Armenia, comments on the increasing use of new and social media by activists in the former Soviet republic.

Maldives: Housing Crisis?

  7 November 2010

Although Male, the capital of Maldives, has been described as a city burdened with a housing crisis, /dev/null argues that the problem is a manifestation of a crisis in services to outer islands.

East Timor's first serious investor

  7 November 2010

Despite the pledge of various individuals and companies to invest in East Timor, nothing much has happened. Here comes Jape Kong Su, a Chinese Timorese, who has raised funds to build Timor Plaza. He is hailed as the country's ‘first serious investor.’

India: Obama Mania

  7 November 2010

US President Barack Obama is in India now as part of his ten day Asia tour and he has generated a lot of interest in this country of 1.2 billion people. The Indian media got hyped up covering every bit of Obama's action in India and the netizens are also vocal about it.

Malaysia: Flood Hits Northern States

  7 November 2010

Malaysia’s northern states of Kedah, Perlis and Kelantan have been recently hit by floods, causing approximately 40,000 people to evacuate their homes. Netizens share their stories and reactions

Myanmar: Cyclone Giri relief network

  7 November 2010

A group of volunteers has formed a network to provide relief assistance and raise funds for the victims of Cyclone Giri which hit Myanmar a few weeks ago. The group is also complaining of lack of international media coverage on the issue.

Mayotte: Marine Mammals of Mayotte

  7 November 2010

Jana blogs about marine mammals of Mayotte: “Mayotte is famous for being dolphins as well as humpback whales paradise(to be seen from August till October every year). While enjoying a day out in the ocean (one day for fishing, one day just for real sea sightseeing) we were lucky to...

Zambia: A Culture Denied

  7 November 2010

What is wrong with Zambian culture?: “It used to be that Zambians prided themselves on their very identity. Those things that made us uniquely a part of the Southern hemisphere of Africa. We tied ourselves into the historical travels of the Bantu and the Mfecane migration of those bolting from...

Nigeria: Hausa Movies and Music Online

  7 November 2010

Watching Hausa movies and listening to Hausa music is a good way to learn the Hausa language and also get insights into the Hausa culture. You can find Hausa movies and music at Maikoli International, an online shop based in Raymore, Missouri.

Nigeria: Hausa Proverbs in Blogosphere

  7 November 2010

Karin Magana is a blog dedicated to Hausa proverbs: “A while ago, I published a blogpost on Karin Magana, a blog dedicated to Hausa proverbs. Since then, I have published about 600 proverbs on that blog. I keep adding more proverbs every day.”

France, USA: A Tribute to Toni Morrison in Paris

  7 November 2010

On his blog 7ici que ça se passe, blogger Ménilmuche reports that Paris is paying tribute [fr] to 1993 Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison since November 4th in the the city hall of the 20th district. On 5 November, a bench was placed in her honor on Louis-Delgrès street.

China: Ai Weiwei under house arrest

  7 November 2010

Controversial and outspoken Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was on Friday placed under house arrest for, it seems, planning to host a dinner for 1,000 people to commemorate the demolition of his Shanghai studio. Meanwhile, updates and images [zh] coming in from Twitter show that many have continued to gather outside Ai's studio...

Costa Rica: Rescue Efforts Continue in Rain Ravaged Areas

  7 November 2010

Many areas are still isolated due to the heavy rains and flooding in Costa Rica and the Costa Rican Red Cross is working hard to rescue and aid as many people as possible. This video shows a rescue worker crossing a makeshift bridge over a roaring river with a baby...

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