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24 November 2010

Stories from 24 November 2010

Sri Lanka: An Opinion On Budget

Ratmale at Serendipity publishes a general opinion on the Sri Lankan budget, especially in the context of the rural areas.

Pakistan: Winner Of The Best South Asian Blog Award

Owais Mughal and Adil Najam informs that popular Pakistani groupblog All Things Pakistan has been named the Best South Asian Blog in the Seventh Annual Brass Crescent Awards 2010.

India: The Sexual Harassment Bill (2010)

Naina Kapur takes a critical look at the Sexual Harassment Bill (2010) which was recently introduced in India.

Cameroon: The Truth Behind the Bamenda Military Hospital

Why is the building of the Bamenda Military Hospital remains top secret in Cameroon? Chia Report answers.

Cameroon: Meet Ebot Tabi, founder of Geofeed.me

Activ Spaces interviews Ebot Rabi from Cameroon, the founder of Geofeed.me: “Today we spotlight Ebot Tabi, a startup pioneer who joins us this month. Ebot is the founder of a...

Africa: African Hackers Featured on Hackerspaces

African hackers are profiled on Hackerspaces: “The interview contains two talks, the first with Erik Hersman from the iHub in Nairobi, Kenya and a second one with Valery Colong from...

Africa: African Mosaic

African Mosaic is an exhibition of African art at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art and has a mix of contemporary art, installations and popular street art.

Kenya: Kibera Film School

Kibera Film School in Nairobi Kenya is a space where trainees learn all aspects of filmmaking from script, acting, casting, camera, production, editing, and distribution. Professionals from the Kenyan film...

Haiti: Football Funds to Help Earthquake Recovery

Repeating Islands reports that Haiti's earthquake recovery effort will benefit from proceeds of the 8th Annual [Football] Match Against Poverty, to be held on December 15 in Greece.

Trinidad & Tobago: Fictitious Phone Call

aka_lol, tongue very much in cheek, posts a fictitious exchange between the former Prime Minister and the former executive chairman of the Urban Development Corporation of T&T, who was in...

Cuba: Democratic Change?

“I don’t think capitalism is the model of a perfect life. But it is more logical and possible at this stage of human development”: Translating Cuba examines “the hard road...

Bermuda: No Tourism Plan

Vexed Bermoothes argues that there was never really a plan for the country's tourism industry, “just a long list of vanity projects. Vain, costly and virtually always ineffective.”

Jamaica: U.S. Influence?

Active Voice takes on an interesting “dot connection exercise” with “the sequence of events that preceded and followed the sensational charges recently levied against JLP Deputy Leader James Robertson”.

East Timor: Ministry of Health reviews conditions

The Ministry of Health published extensive notes from field visits to its facilities in 8 of East Timor's 13 districts on the Ministry blog [Tet]. The notes reveal challenges like lack...

Russia: Mikhail Khodorkovsky's Facebook Account Banned and Un-Banned

On November 20, 2010 Facebook has suspended Mikhail Khodorkovsky‘s private account allegedly due to usage violations. It took four days to convince the social network to un-ban it. Anton Nossik...

Russia: Bashkortostan President Meets Loyal Bloggers

JournalUfa comments [RUS] on the recent meeting of Rustem Khamitov, the new president (governor) of Bashkortostan republic, with the bloggers. Only loyal bloggers were allowed to come, plus several controversial...

Russia: LiveJournal Suspends Another Independent Blogger

LiveJournal abuse team has suspended account of Stanislav Sadalsky, an actor and a popular independent blogger. Sadalsky claims he can access his account but can't post new posts at stanis-sadal...

Portugal: Updates on 24/11 General Strike

Follow hashtag #GreveGeral (General Strike) for Twitter updates on the general strike taking place in Portugal today and blog 31 da Sarrafada [pt] for a “minute by minute” online clipping...

Portugal: Citizen Videos Promoting 24/11 General Strike

Youtube profile GreveGeral2010 [General Strike 2010, pt] gathers several one minute videos promoting today's mobilisation of Portuguese citizens against the austerity budget to be voted this week in the Parliament,...

Ecuador: “Clean Quito” Campaign Fights Chewing Gum

Have you ever thought about how much it costs a municipality to remove chewing gum stuck to the pavement? Thousands of dollars in street cleaning are spent to fight this...

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