16 December 2010

Stories from 16 December 2010

Cuba: Economic Segregation

  16 December 2010

Laritza's Laws says that “at no point” do the draft guidelines for economic and social policy “give respect to the rights of Cubans”.

St. Lucia: Technology & Publishing

  16 December 2010

Caribbean Book Blog says that “two major technology ventures are underway in the Caribbean and Africa and they have the potential to radically transform the book trade and knowledge transfer in both regions.”

India: A Bengali Recipe for Indulgence

  16 December 2010

Every Bengali worth his or her salt knows the pleasures of having stuffed kochuris or parathas for breakfast, especially on a winter morning. Don't know how to make them? Take heart. Bong Mom shares the recipe at her very own Bong Mom's Cookbook.

Iran: A Bride in photos

  16 December 2010

Iranian citizen media does not talk only politics and protest but also life and love. Zohre Sadrynejad, an Iranian female photo blogger shared with us artistic images from a marriage where a barefoot bride smokes a cigarette in all her beauty

Philippines: Court Decision on Vizconde Massacre Shocks Public

  16 December 2010

Early this week #Vizconde and #HubertWebb became Twitter trending topics. They refer to the Vizconde Massacre which took place 19 years ago in the Philippines and the acquittal of Hubert Webb, the main suspect in the case. Find out why Filipinos reacted strongly to the decision of the court to acquit the suspects.

Oprah Down Under: Not Everybody’s Cup of McCafe

  16 December 2010

Oprah Winfrey’s fans seem to have lapped up her Australian tour which finished with taping of her show at the Sydney Opera House. However her trip also has had its fair share of criticism. Here are sample blog reactions from Australia

China: A Cold Winter Night with the Petitioners

  16 December 2010

Zhang Kai, a human rights lawyer, swaps the comforts of his warm apartment to come face to face with the suffering of petitioners who took refuge from the cold weather inside a pedestrian subway, on a night when the temperatures dropped to -7 degrees Celsius. He live-casts what he witnessed in his micro blog to raise public awareness of the situation.

Tweet Photos of South Korea on Cold Snap

  16 December 2010

A cold snap has lingered in South Korea for several days now, marking the lowest temperatures of this winter. Twitterer @Ssanmart, in line with other Twitterers, shared how cold the weather is by posting his photo of a jean frozen at a standing position.

Azerbaijan: Hijab ban

  16 December 2010

Aaron in Azerbaijan [Eng] also comments on the recent law introduced in Azerbaijan prohibiting hijabs in schools. The blog wonders if the move is an attempt by the government to stop the further spread of radical Islam in the secular country.

Kenya: ICC Prosecutor Names 2008 Post Election Violence Suspects

  16 December 2010

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Louis Moreno Ocampo on Wednesday 15 December, 2010 named 6 top Kenyan personalities believed to bear the most responsibility for the post election violence in 2008. Discussion about Ocampo's list of six dominated both Twitter and the Kenyan blogosphere for the better part of the day with sharp reactions being witnessed.

Ghana: Ghana's First Oil: A Blessing or Curse?

  16 December 2010

Is oil a blessing or curse for Ghana?: “Do you see the first Oil as a blessing or a curse to Ghana? Do you think, Ghana is fortunate in terms of this first oil? Which areas do you think, the oil revenue be used in developing Ghana? What are your...

D. R of Congo: AK47 versus education

  16 December 2010

AK47 versus education in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “In 2008 at the age of 16 Mark together with about 12 boys from his village were abducted by the unsympathetic rebels and they were cow marched into the jungle where they were taught how to operate the deadly AK47 and...

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