18 November 2010

Stories from 18 November 2010

Iran:World’s youngest detained blogger on trial

  18 November 2010

Reporters without Borders (RSF) reports The world’s youngest detained blogger, 18-year-old Navid Mohebbi, is currently being tried behind closed doors before a revolutionary court in the northern city of Amol. His lawyer is not being allowed to attend the trial, which began on 14 November.

Pamela Fever Grips India

  18 November 2010

Hollywood actress and model Pamela Anderson is creating ripples in India as she arrived in Mumbai a few days ago to take part in a TV reality show. Netizens reflect on what the Indians think of Pamela.

Haiti: Misrepresenting the Facts

  18 November 2010

The Haitian Blogger takes on the U.S. media, which “is playing fast and loose with the facts…painting a misleading picture of the situation in Haiti.”

Haiti: Elections, Cholera & Aristide

  18 November 2010

“As the date for Haiti holding its General Elections approaches, more political leaders speak out over the credibility of the upcoming Elections”: Wadner Pierre explains.

Trinidad & Tobago: Infringement on Privacy

  18 November 2010

KnowTnT.com argues that the fundamental issue surrounding the illegal wiretapping controversy is that “while we need electronic surveillance as a security option, it needs to be properly regulated because of its impact on individual privacy.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Regional Resolution

  18 November 2010

Globewriter is “disgusted with the ill-informed piss poor states who supported the removal” of a reference to sexual orientation from a resolution on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, adding: “The Caribbean has good reason to be ashamed…LGBT people should have a look at the list at the bottom of the...

Russia: Oleg Kashin is Back Online

RuNet Echo  18 November 2010

Oleg Kashin, recently recovered from artificially inducted coma, published the first post [RUS] entitled: “I have nothing to say now but I will thank everyone later.” A post with just a YouTube video for the song played by Russian rock-band Aquarium gathered almost 450 wishes of faster recovery.

Gambia: Climbing Kilimanjaro to build a school in Gambia

  18 November 2010

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to build a school in Gambia: “In August 2010 Hannah Braye climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of her friend Lucy raising over £1,000. This will go to help build a school in Dairuharu in Brikama and the first classroom being built will be dedicated to...

Gambia: Against Gambian monarchy

  18 November 2010

Against Gambian monarchy is an essay written by Gambian bloggr and writer Amran Gaye: “Our so-called “Opposition” is an almost useless entity. They resort to hyperbole, the last refuge of the desperate, on and off the Internet. They bicker with each other, like little ganaar chicks over mere scatterings of...

Pakistan: The Cost Of Sacrifice

  18 November 2010

Five Rupees is surprised to learn about the large number of animals slaughtered in Pakistan during the Eid-Ul-Azha festivities and the huge cost associated with it.

Colombia: Mayor of Bogotá isolated amidst corruption allegations

  18 November 2010

Bogotá Mayor Samuel Moreno Rojas faced criticism even before taking office in 2008; as the mayor, he has been regarded mostly as an "incompetent" who "lacks leadership", and is routinely mocked with nicknames as "bobolitro" ("dumb"). In the last few weeks, a corruption scandal has added to this criticism.

Guinea: Is this what democracy looks like?

  18 November 2010

Is this what democracy looks like in Guinea?: “Reports from Pita, Mamou, Labe, etc. continue to come in regarding the brutality of state security forces against Guineans of the Peul ethnic group. The forces are entering homes, beating up the occupants, ransacking and stealing personal property.”

Bangladesh: Traveling On The Roof

  18 November 2010

Hundreds of thousands of people left Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh for the Eid holidays. There is usually a mad rush in the public transport systems during this time and photo-blogger Monirul Alam caught the exodus on camera which shows hundreds of people traveling on the roofs of a train.

Bangladesh: Discrimination In The Middle East?

  18 November 2010

“Would there be any lashing if they were white Europeans or Americans?” – so reacts Jyoti at Unheard Voice on the news that a Filipina maid and her Bangladeshi lover had received punishment of 100 lashes and deportation for having sex out of wedlock in Sharjah.

Azerbaijan: Video blogging youth activist released

  18 November 2010

Threatened Voices has changed the status and updated the profile page of video blogging youth activist Adnan Hajizade following news that an Appeal Court in Azerbaijan ordered his conditional release earlier today after 16 months in detention. Despite significant international outcry, however, Emin Milli, an associate of Hajizade arrested at...

India: What Is Beauty

  18 November 2010

“Beauty is what you have within, in your heart and in your soul, beauty is how you look and behave towards other fellow humans, how you respect the other, how much love and care in your heart to give to the one who needs it,” comments Debolina Raja Gupta.

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