8 November 2010

Stories from 8 November 2010

Ecuador: Wikitravel Page for Loja

  8 November 2010

Voces Lojanas [es] writes about the creation of a Wikitravel page [es] for the southern city of Loja, quoting its creator, Carlos Correa [es] saying that there was a need for a site that could be updated constantly and where “no one imposes their points of view or give special...

Russia: More Assaults on Journalists

RuNet Echo  8 November 2010

Igor Podgorny reports on the attack on Sergey Mikhailov, Saratov journalist, that took place on November 5th, 2010. Kommersant writes about another attack on Anatoliy Adamchuk, journalist from Zhukovskiy city (Moscow region). Adamchuk was assaulted on November 7th, 2010.

Cuba: Telecommunications, Internet Access, and US-Cuba Policy

  8 November 2010

US-based and US-affiliated telecom companies, which is to say, nearly all telecoms that offer service in the Caribbean, face severe restrictions in the US- Cuba embargo legislation, and this has put Cuba in a fundamental disadvantage for decades when it comes to telecommunications. The blogosphere reacts.

South Korea:Airport-Level Security At G20 Summit Venue

  8 November 2010

With the G20 Seoul Summit (Nov. 11 and 12) drawing near, the administration has toughen security at the Summit's official venue, the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center. Several thousands of people commuting to Coex everyday, however, are slightly annoyed by tight security and tweeted frequent pat-downs and screenings.

Azerbaijan: YAPistan

  8 November 2010

Jafarova's blog [AZ] comments on the results of yesterday's parliamentary elections held in Azerbaijan which saw the ruling YAP party consolidate its grip on power in the oil-rich former Soviet republic. Considering the parliament as simply a body to rubber stamp decisions from the President's Office, the blog says that...

Haiti: A life-saving video

  8 November 2010

San Francisco-based physician and blogger Dr. Jan Gurley has visited Haiti twice since the January 12 earthquake to volunteer her services. Her second visit coincided with the cholera outbreak that has claimed hundreds of lives and caused thousands more to be hospitalised since the first case appeared on October 19, 2010....

Azerbaijan: Friends

  8 November 2010

Social Science in the Caucasus comments on its own data examining relationships in Azerbaijan. In particular, it examines results which show that 27 percent of female respondents say they have no close friends as opposed to 17 percent of men.

Hong Kong: Community Care or Collusion?

  8 November 2010

Webb comments on the Hong Kong government's proposal in setting up a community care fund. So far, the community receives it negatively as its objective is unclear. Webb believes that it is designed for community collusion rather than care.

Japan: Snow crab season

  8 November 2010

Buddhika Weerasinghe published photos of the Snow Crab – or Echizen crab – season that just kicked off in Fukui Prefecture (about 300 km north of Tokyo).