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15 November 2010

Stories from 15 November 2010

Estonia: Pensioners’ “Relative Wealth”

AnTyx does some “number-crunching” and concludes that “on average, British pensioners are 76% better off than Estonian ones.”

Czech Republic: Russian Presence in Karlovy Vary

The Czech Daily Word writes about Karlovy Vary, a famous Czech resort town popular with tourists from the former Soviet states: “And one can see the Russian presence on almost...

Russia: Changing Time Zone in Primorsky Krai

Masha Egupova analyzed bloggers' reactions to Primorsky Krai officials' executive decision to change the time zone in order to be closer to Central Russia.

Pakistan: The Truth About Balochistan

“Balochistan needs to be healed — within Pakistan’s federal framework,” comments Ejaz Haider at Pak Tea House.

India: An Appeal To The Delhi Metro Rail Authority

Raja Basu, a regular commuter of the Delhi Metro, points out to some anomalies in the rail services.

Arab World: Tweeting the Hajj Experience

Among the 1.8 million Muslims on pilgrimage, or Hajj, to the holy city of Mecca are a few stealing moments to send 140-character messages to the world. Here are snippets...

Pakistan: Bulldozing Over Civilization

The recent bomb attack that killed 19 people in Karachi shook buildings, shattered glasses and weakened people’s sense of security. The sad fact is that this has become a routine...

Fiber To The Home Services in Pakistan

An Infrastructure uplift, perhaps? Pakistan was the first in South Asia to launch an FTTH service. This article in Telecomistan reviews the industry and the challenges faced in Pakistan.

Haiti: Will Elections Proceed?

Wadner Pierre says that as “Haiti prepares to hold controversial elections, natural disasters and disease may force the Haitians authorities to reschedule…”

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Election Date Set

Abeni announces: “It's official…Vincentians will vote on December 13th.”

Haiti: Interview with Aristide republishes excerpts from an interview with former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Trinidad & Tobago: Global Africa Project

Alice Yard is taking part in The Global Africa Project, “documenting the physical and critical spaces of the Yard and its creative network” – watch the video, here.

Trinidad & Tobago: Illegal Spying

Trin joins “in the national outrage and wait[s] for action” as more details come to light about illegal wiretapping of citizens by the former government.

Ecuador: The Government and Social Networking

Use of the Internet and social networks by the government of Ecuador is rapidly increasing. Is this an attempt to increase government transparency, a new media strategy or alternatively, is...

Costa Rica: Protecting your Data

On twitter, Tecnología Sí CR shares with us Protect your Data, the winning video for their 2009 contest.

Kenya: New Kenyan classifieds website

A Nairobian's Perspective writes about a new Kenyan classifieds website: “ is a brand new Kenyan classifieds website.The DealFish site makes it easy for members within a community to buy,...

Colombia: Twitter Users Report On Clashes Between Armed Groups in Medellín

On the night of November 9th, in the Manrique Santa Inés sector of Medellin, Colombia, several loud shots were heard that the majority of inhabitants associated with gunfire. Quickly Twitter...

Puerto Rico: Prensa Comunitaria, A Project of Media Activism

Prensa Comunitaria was founded in 2004 with the objective to empower the Puerto Rican communities through the creation of media. The board president, Samuel Rosario, talked with Global Voices about...

Brazil: more criticism of media regulation

André Kenji, from the blog Dissidência, compares [pt] media regulation in Brazil and the USA, saying that public TV licenses cannot be treated as the private property of media owners. Meanwhile,...

Puerto Rico: Indie Rockers Inspired by Internet Culture

Since entering Puerto Rico's buoyant independent music scene in late 2008, Los Niños Estelares have been known for their unique brand of socially-conscious, self-referential folk-pop sing-a-longs both online and off....

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