Stories from 6 December 2010
Danish blogger Maria Grabowski sums up reactions to the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, and shares first-hand observations from the United Nations meeting in New York.
Erick Aguirre begins his post [es] asking if Nicaraguan literature is dead. He responds to his own question in an extensive post which ends with a list of 29 new Nicaraguan authors who have recently published their work.
Alexey Navalny, Russian investigative blogger, started a new anti-corruption portal “rospil.info,” a wannabe Russian analogue of Wikileaks. The name of the portal means “saw cut” – a term for a corruption process of stealing from the government budget (“sawing budget”).
Adopt a Negotiator, part of the TckTckTck campaign focusing on climate change, is an initiative where several young people from different parts of the world become “trackers.” Their role is to be interpreters and communicators of what their national delegations say and do at the UNFCCC conferences on Climate Change.
On December 7, Iran's "Student Day" [16th of Azar] protests against student repression in Iran will be organized around the world. Last year thousands of protesters defied the Islamic regime by protesting during Student Day, chanting slogans against Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Republic, and protesting the government's foreign policy.
“In spite of 12 opposition candidates calling for an annulment of the results, Haiti’s Provisional Election Council claimed only 3.3% of the ballots showed evidence of fraud”: Haiti Today says that it appears the country's election results will stand.
Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2011 has officially been launched – and Trinidad Carnival Diary is thrilled that masqueraders will once again be getting a stage on which to “play themselves”.
“Five people dead, big names involved, public allegations of negligence, witness intimidation – and three and a half years later we are told that the entire power of government and force of law behind the inquest couldn’t get some brush cleared from the disaster site in time for an inspection”:...
TALLAWAH interviews Marcia Forbes about her “profoundly researched new book” on Jamaican teens, sexuality and the influence of the media.
The Signifyin’ Woman shares her notes from a panel discussion that she attended this past weekend on the “Challenges & Choices of Caribbean Writers”.
In a still confusing sequence of events, an assailant held up a bank in an area known as Gamarra in Lima, holding up several customers and staffers as hostages. The news were reported via Twitter by user @solopedrito who tweeted that a robber was holding up a bank and threatening to detonate a bomb.
Africa is a country posts drawings about the relationship between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Belgium from the Belgian cartoonist GAL who turned 70 this year.
Accra Brewery reacts to ActionAid report on tax dodging: “Speaking on the phone, the Managing Director of ABL, Greg Metcalf said “We completely reject the report,” indicating that the report contains incorrect facts.”
Last week news from the Democratic Republic of Congo that you might have missed :”The newly ordained cardinal of Kinshasa, Laurent Monsegwo, arrived in Kinshasa from Rome on Wednesday to huge acclaim. Monsengwo is usually considered to be opposed to Kabila, but rarely takes public stands”
What does WikiLeaks say about Central Africa?: A cable signed by Hillary Clinton (put up by Jeune Afrique but the link no longer works) directing US officials to gather all relevant information on “people linked the Great Lakes.”
GV author Kevin Rennie samples what Australians have been saying online about the 16th edition of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or COP16 in Cancun, Mexico
Ghana Brewery has reacted to ActionAid report on tax dodging: Speaking on the phone, the Managing Director of ABL, Greg Metcalf said “We completely reject the report,” indicating that the report contains incorrect facts. Reiterating SABMiller’s earlier position, Metcalf said “we do not practice aggressive tax policy”, adding “it is...
In a post titled "Revolution of the NEET (lol)", Sayuri Tamaki explores a new breed of NEET and how they are changing the country.
The ‘350 Concert’, in line with the ‘350 campaign’ that works to reduce the carbon concentration level in the air from current 380-390 parts per million to 350ppm, was held in Seoul today. Numerous artists and celebrities have made appearances at the event and many Twitterers, such as @BKHomin have shared photos of the event.
Gayvox.com reminds (fr) everyone that December 1 was World AIDS Day, and adds, “Since a UN resolution of 1987, when the epidemic was officially recognized, this first of December marks the 23rd World AIDS Day. The 2010 AIDS Day continues the theme of 2009: Universal Access and Human Rights. All...
David Bandurski from China Media Project blogs about a Peking University professor Kong Qingdong's remarks on the violence that journalists faced in China: “If these journalists were all lined up and shot, I would feel heartache for not a single one of them.”