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7 December 2010

Stories from 7 December 2010

Blog Carnival: Peru: Internet and Activism- A Summary

Our fourth Blog Carnival was on the subject "Peru: Internet and Activism." Let's find out what Peruvian bloggers think about activism and also learn more about the history of cyberactivism...

Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay Recognize Palestinian State

Two Weeks Notice, a blog by Greg Weeks, reports: “Argentina has joined Brazil and Uruguay in recognizing a Palestinian state […]  The Israeli response is striking, particularly because it unwittingly...

Pakistan: The Family First For The Ruling Elites

Fatima Saleem reviews the expensive and lavish lifestyle of the ruling elites of Pakistan and their families especially in the context that there are almost no donors among them for...

The Sad Fate of Russia's “YouTube Cops”

Several police officers have followed in the footsteps of Alexey Dymovskiy, uploading YouTube testimonies of wrongdoings within the police force in the past year. Unfortunately, nearly all have suffered arrests,...

Bangladesh: The Politics Of Hartal

An Ordinary Citizen writes about the politics of Hartal (general strike) in Bangladesh and how it affects the citizens.

Nepal: An Web And Mobile Phone Based Citizen Journalism Platform

Ujjwal Acharya writes about Equal Access Nepal, which aims to launch a citizen journalism platform in Nepal, “where people can have their say – by sending email, directly uploading their...

Bangladesh: Some Questions On Grameen and Yunus Scandal

Shafiur at imperfect|world|2010 lists a set of unanswered questions regarding the fund shuffling scandal of Grameen Bank and the accusations against its founder Dr. Muhammad Yunus.

Côte d'Ivoire: Ghanaian Bloggers React to Political Unrest

There is a dispute going on over the results of presidential run-off in Côte d'Ivoire amid rising post-election tensions. The Ivorian authorities have closed all natural borders of the country...

Puerto Rico: Violence at the University of Puerto Rico

The University of Puerto Rico is in crisis again. Students are opposing a special registration fee to be charged in January that the administration imposed to alleviate a fiscal deficit. ...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: On Voting

Discuss SVG fears that the hard-won right to vote has been reduced to political posturing and pettiness.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Savannah Stage

Trinidad Carnival Diary “think[s] it is time for The Savannah Stage 101, a series of tips and advice to those of you who may not have yet been introduced to...

Cuba: 11 Prisoners

Uncommon Sense laments the fact that a month after the agreed deadline to release “52 Cuban political prisoners in jail since the ‘black spring’ of 2003…11 of the prisoners remain...

Barbados: Drinking & Driving

On the heels of another serious road accident, Barbados Free Press laments the absence of breathalyzer laws, saying: “Our culture embraces drinking and driving and, in the absence of an...

Bermuda: Media Sensationalisation

“New rule, mass media, how about not displaying all the symbols and graffiti done up by these local gangs?” thinks it's time the media stops giving them credibility.

Russia: Khimki Local Provider Blocked Environmentalist Website

Telincom, Khimki city Internet provider, applied regional blocking technique by preventing access of its users (all other users could freely access the website) to the environmentalist website, reported. The...

Russia: Omsk Forum Users Publish Erotic Socio-Political Calendar

Users of decided to continue [RUS] a popular format of erotic calendars dedicated to the hot political topics. This time the calendar is dedicated to local issues: traffic jams, high...

Russia: Another Photo Report on Critical Situation in Moscow Hospital

LJ-user Yanissimo posts [RUS] shocking pictures of the Filatov hospital (in Moscow). Together with pictures he tells a story of bad conditions, immorality, lack of ethics and competence that rule...

Malaysia's 14-Year Old Bride

Should a 14-year old girl be allowed to marry? Malaysia's Syariah Court has recently allowed a 14-year old girl to marry a 23-year old teacher. Bloggers debate on child marriages

Tunisia: Censorship Continues as Wikileaks Cables Make the Rounds

Tunisian activists pounced on the latest Wikileaks US Embassy Cables, dedicating a new website to republish and discuss the revelations related to their country. Tunileaks, was launched by Nawaat one...

Morocco: Bloggers Survey Flood Damage

Last week, heavy rains throughout Morocco flooded large swaths of the country, disrupting travel and telecommunications and killing at least 30 people, including 24 who perished when their bus was...

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