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13 December 2010

Stories from 13 December 2010

Azerbaijan: Looking in from the outside

For those living in a particular country, many things can sometimes be taken for granted. But when others from outside discover it for the first time, often experiencing new colors...

Costa Rica: The History of a Village in Calypso Songs

Walter "Gavitt" Ferguson, said to be the last remaining Calypsonian, has become the memory keeper of Cahuita in Costa Rica's Caribbean south. He sings about his life and the history...

Azerbaijan: Adnan and Emin are back… and say thank you

Sri Lanka: Tamil Version Of The National Anthem Scrapped

Maldives: The Political Stunt Backfired

Russia: Google Launches Search of Russian Blogs

Russia: A New Initiative to Release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky

South Africa: Media pluralism is bigger priority than press ownership

South Africa: Wikileaks lessons for South Africa's Secrecy Bill

Tanzania: The promising future of social media

Proches Tairo is the founder of Bongoline, a new online community for Tanzanians. I conducted an interview with him about the use of social media in Tanzania with particular reference...

Nicaragua-Costa Rica Conflict, Revisited: Part II

This is the second part of a walk-through of the Nicaraguan and Costa Rican blogospheres discussing the recent border dispute between the countries. The conflict, which started November 2nd, has...

Haiti: More Than Politics

Russia: President Medvedev Argues with a Fake Lawmaker's Twitter

Puerto Rico: Police Occupies the University of Puerto Rico

After the conclusion of a two day walk out organized by students, the Police has occupied the main campus of the University of Puerto Rico for the first time since...

Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica: Celebrating Christmas

Barbados: Recession Christmas

Jamaica: Celebrated Journalist Dies

Bangladesh: The Real Crowd

Guyana: Sun/Rain Love

Digital historical archive Japan Air Raids