12 December 2010

Stories from 12 December 2010

Russia: More Photos of Nationalist Riot Near Kremlin

  12 December 2010

LiveJournal-user Zyalt [RUS] and DervishRV [RUS] published more photo reports of riots of soccer fans and nationalists that took place next to the Kremlin's wall in Moscow. After the protest has been dispersed the crowd started to attack everyone with non-Slavic look on the streets and in the metro.

Bangladesh: The Trigger Happy Indian BSF Exposed

  12 December 2010

Jyoti at Unheard Voice highlights the recently published report of Human Rights Watch chronicling the situation on the India Bangladesh border. The report documents indiscriminate killing and torture by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) against both Bangladeshi and Indian nationals in the border area.

Armenia: Police target Emos

  12 December 2010

Although understood to be a fairly conservative and traditional country, reports that police in Armenia were targeting Emos, a stereotypically melancholic sub-culture associated especially with teenagers, caused alarm and outrage among bloggers and Facebook users.

Azerbaijan: Stepanakert

  12 December 2010

Marut's Blog posts photographs taken during the Soviet era of Stepanakert, capital of the breakaway territory of Nagorno Karabakh. An autonomous oblast situated within Azerbaijan before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the region declared itself independent in 1991, but remains internationally unrecognized. Negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan to determine...

Taiwan bloggers on Wikileaks

  12 December 2010

Schee, project owner of Hopendata, calls for more attention on Wikileaks by hosting an event on Dec.22 about “Wikileaks and Freedom of the Internet” while setting up a mirror site at “wikileaks.com.tw“.  On the other hand, Influential blogger Billypan builds the Taiwanese version of Wikileaks that aims to crowd-translate the 3,456...

Senegal: Aid is not free

  12 December 2010

jdelrosario's advice for Senegal: “Based on what I have learned this term I have two major pieces of advice for the leaders of Senegal. First and foremost I would like to make it particularly clear that nothing is free, not even aid.”

Senegal: A tale of two taxis

  12 December 2010

A Tale of Two Taxis (or maybe even three or four…) in Senegal: “Taxi drivers here seem to “troll” for customers. They drive looking for people to take somewhere. They slow down at intersections, crawl through crowded areas, and honk at potential clients”

Botswana: The Problem with local publishers

  12 December 2010

Lauri discusses the problem with local book publishers in Botswana: “Book publishers in Botswana work like this: They wait for the Ministry of Education to put out a tender for the books they need. The publishers then run around trying to get writers to write those books. They submit the...

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