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22 November 2010

Stories from 22 November 2010

Chile: Education Reform Sparks Debate

Mauricio Rojas explains and critiques [es] a recent education reform presented by the Ministry of Education. Mauricio ends his post linking to another point-of-view on the reform by José J....

Argentina: Citizen Pictures of La Plata's 128th Anniversary

The online citizen newspaper Letra Compartida [es] from La Plata, Argentina, created a photo album of citizen pictures from the city's 128th anniversary, which was celebrated on November 19th.

Sri Lanka: On Facebook Friends

Mili asks “what does a Facebook Friend mean to you?”

Trinidad & Tobago: Children's Rights

“ALL of us together changed the world a little bit for the better by our combined actions on Universal Children's Day 2010″: gspottt and Plain Talk attended the Justice for...

Cuba: Rafters Hoping for a New Life

Laritza's Laws and Iván's File Cabinet both blog about Cuban rafters who risk it all for a chance at freedom.

St. Lucia: Struggling After Tomas

“What struck me…as it poured down again today…the soil was so thoroughly soaked by those 23+ inches that fell 3 weeks ago that the rain has no-where to go, the...

Japan: Young voices against job-hunting system

Students who are obsessed with job hunting [en] and cannot find a job, young workers who had to give up on the job of their dreams because their hunt wasn't...

Jamaica: Funeral of the “Cool Ruler”

Active Voice attends the funeral service for Gregory Isaacs and observes: “Considering how big Gregory was abroad it was surprising to see how small the crowd that came to send...

Guyana: Writers’ Challenges

“I wonder…if being categorized as ‘Caribbean writer’ helps or hurts a book's promotion and sales”: The Signifyin’ Woman blogs about some of the challenges Caribbean writers face.

Uganda: New U.S. Lord's Restistance Army Strategy

Ledio Cakaj blogs about the new strategy by the U.S Congress aimed at dismantling the Lord's Resistance: “It appears the strategy will mostly continue the current course with beefed up...

Japan: Kids perform traditional Kabuki drama

Photojournalist Buddhika Weerasinghe published on his blog a series of photos of kids performing Kabuki, a traditional Japanese form of theater. On occasion of the 10th anniversary of Maruoka Kid...

Zambia: Interview with Zambian author Theresa Lungu

Miss Bwalya interviews Zambian author Theresa Lungu about her book Twilight in the Morning: “I did a phone interview with her to acquaint myself and others with her life and...

Africa: The Mobutu Prize of Corruption International

Do you know the Mobutu Prize of Corruption International? “The first nominee is the King of Ethiopia, His Excellency King Haille Gleedie, who sold the entire national food reserve to...

Somalia: Why do pirates hijack vessels?

Hassan explains the motive behind piracy in Somalia: “Piracy is becoming fashionable among Somali youth because of the huge sums of money involved. According to reports in the Somali media-pirates...

Ukraine: “Revolution 2.0″

Andriy Kachor (@Ka4or) reports (UKR; #kat_ua) that Khreshchatyk, Kyiv's central street, has been “blocked” by the protesters and that “the number of cops is growing proportionally to the number of...

Ukraine: Protests Against New Tax Code in Kyiv

Thousands of representatives of the Ukrainian small and medium business community are protesting against the new tax code in Kyiv. Live Ustream broadcast is here (over 5,000 viewers); Twitter tag...

China: bridge-blog posts original documentary of rural life

C. Custer, of bridge-blog ChinaGeeks, has posted his first original documentary of life in China's rural northeast. Plans are also underway for a second project, entitled Finding Home, which will...

China: Messages behind the flowers to the Shanghai fire victims

Yesterday, thousands of mourners in Shanghai flocked to the 28-storey apartment block that was gutted by a tragic fire on November 15 to pay their respects for the 58 residents...

China: Campaigning for Wang Yi

A Safe World for Women is campaigning for Wang Yi, a Twitterer, who was sentenced to one year labour re-education for retweeting a satirical message. (via WLYeung)

China: Generation 90

Maryannodonnell discusses the common stereotype of generation 90 in China.

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