Stories from 28 November 2010
Guinea recently experienced three days of violence resulting in at least seven dead, after the declaration of the results of the presidential elections that have seen tension brewing in the country for the last month. The second round of the vote, held on 7th November, saw long-time opposition leader Alpha Condé (RPG) brought into power with 52.52% of the votes compared with the 47.48% share obtained by Cellou D. Diallo (UFDG). The declaration of these results triggered renewed civil unrest.
Some Pakistanis find themselves concerned over the case of Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, the same way as they are distressed over the detention of Aafia Siddiqui, who was sentenced for 86 years imprisonment in America.
Retributions blog writes about the recent controversy surrounding celebrity Indian TV anchor Barkha Dutt.
An economic investigation team detained a Hubei oil refiner Nov. 10 who pumped more than 60 tons of “ditch oil” into the local restaurant industry during the past three years, Hubei’s Jingzhou News reported. Concern over the prevalence of the second-hand oil in restaurant kitchens has increased sharply since an investigative report...
In an investigative article Pakistani blog Cafe Pyala exposes Pakistani Intelligence Service's (ISI) investment in the nation's blogosphere.
Today (November 28, 2010), Haiti goes to the polls in an election that has been fraught with controversy and affected by the ongoing cholera epidemic. We're curating tweets and other citizen media about the events.
Today, Haiti goes to the polls in an election that has been fraught with controversy and affected by the ongoing cholera epidemic. With the country's most popular political party being barred from contesting, some bloggers can't help but feel that today's process is really more of a “selection” than an election.
Young residents in the Complexo do Alemão favelas in Rio de Janeiro have begun using social and citizen media to chronicle the recent wave of violence spreading through the city. Seventeen-year-old aspiring journalist Rene Silva has set up a Twitter account, @vozdacomunidade (voice of the community) [pt], to monitor the police occupation of...
Palestinian-American Mazin Qumsiyeh shares his views on the new NATO strategy adopted recently at Mideast Youth.
Iraq, Lebanon and South Africa. What have they all got in common? IraqPundit connects the dots in this post.
“Going daily through material related to post liberated Iraq leaves me hopeless, enraged, traumatized, gasping in horror at the extent of the hideous, heinous, grotesque acts that have been committed and are still committed in the name of Freedom,” writes Iraqi blogger Layla Anwar.
IraqiDentist shares with us snippets of his visit to Sumawah here.
Iraqi Layla Anwar points fingers at who could be behind the massacre of Christians in Iraq.
JoeSettler, at The Muqata, blogs about an interview with Sheikh Ahmed Abu-Mashhur, head of the 140,000 strong HajAhalin tribe, scattered across Palestine, Jordan and Israel.
David, from Israelity, shares his experience at a police station.
“What will you be thankful for in 2018?” asks the OneVoice blog, an international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians, empowering them to propel their elected representatives toward a two-state solution.
Iraqi Sunshine shares the ordeal of her kidnapped uncle in this post. Find out if the kidnappers took the ransom and released her uncle.
With a broader and perhaps global view of more pervasive privacy issues, poet and professor Rui Shen asks: "Some people disagree with airport security measures that display people's bodies, feeling those to be an invasion of their privacy. Watching the debate on the news, though, I wonder: are these people confused or just stupid?"
Adon posts (Ar) that the demonstration which took place to protest the visit of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Lebanon last week, should have included all of the Lebanese and not only Armenians. He asserts that the demand to recognize the Armenian Genocide or any other genocide should not be...