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6 December 2010

Stories from 6 December 2010

Some Reactions to UN Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

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...

Nicaragua: Is Nicaraguan Literature Dead?

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...

Russia: New anti-Corruption Portal

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...

COP 16: Young Bloggers Track Negotiations

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...

Iran: Planning Underway for Student Day Protests

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...

Haiti: Election Results

“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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival 2011

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”.

Barbados: Arch Cot Inquest

“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...

Jamaica: Teens, Sex & The Media

TALLAWAH interviews Marcia Forbes about her “profoundly researched new book” on Jamaican teens, sexuality and the influence of the media.

Guyana: Notes on Caribbean Writers

The Signifyin’ Woman shares her notes from a panel discussion that she attended this past weekend on the “Challenges & Choices of Caribbean Writers”.

Peru: Hostages Taken in Bank Robbery in Gamarra, Lima

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...

D.R of Congo/Belgium: Gal draws Congo and Belgium

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.

Ghana: Accra Brewery reacts to ActionAid report on tax dodging

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...

D.R. of Congo: News you might have missed

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...

Africa: What does WikiLeaks say about Central Africa?

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...

Australia: Cancún Half-time Scores

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...

Ghana: Ghana Brewery reacts to ActionAid report on tax dodging

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...

Japan: A Quiet Revolution by the NEET [Not in Education, Employment, or Training]

In a post titled "Revolution of the NEET (lol)", Sayuri Tamaki explores a new breed of NEET and how they are changing the country.

South Korea:The ‘350 Concert’ by Green Foundation Held in Seoul

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...

Thoughts On World AIDS Day (December 1st)

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...

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