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16 December 2010

Stories from 16 December 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: Street Vendor Controversy attempts to debunk some of the perceived inaccuracies “about the Charlotte Street riot involving street vendors.”

Cuba: Economic Segregation

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

Bermuda: By-Election Results

Bermudian bloggers are not in the least bit surprised at the results of the country's by-election.

St. Lucia: Technology & Publishing

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...

Bhutan: Debating Drayangs and Discotheques

Blogger Tandin Pem at As I Like It discusses the recent debate over drayangs and discotheques that took place in the National Assembly.

India: A Bengali Recipe for Indulgence

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...

Pakistan: What Leaders could Learn from Venezuela

Jalal HB at The Fire Within feels that leaders in Pakistan ought to learn from the Venezuelan President, how to swiftly and effectively tackle flood relief in the country.

India: Capturing Images in the Fog

Arun at India Travel Blog shares some useful tips about how best to capture landscapes, when taking photographs in foggy weather.

Iran: A Bride in photos

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...

Iran: Heavy security forces in Tehran

A video film shows heavy security forces in Tehran today, in the day of Ashura. Last year thousands of protesters poured into streets in Ashura and chanted anti regime slogans.

Philippines: Court Decision on Vizconde Massacre Shocks Public

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...

Oprah Down Under: Not Everybody’s Cup of McCafe

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...

Côte d'Ivoire: Shots Fired and at Least 3 Killed during March in Abidjan

The citizen media platform Womzomai and its facebook page posted photos from the violence that broke out today in Abidjan during the march. BBC Africa reports that at least 3...

China: A Cold Winter Night with the Petitioners

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...

Tweet Photos of South Korea on Cold Snap

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...

Azerbaijan: Hijab ban

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...

Kenya: ICC Prosecutor Names 2008 Post Election Violence Suspects

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...

Ghana: Ghana's first oil production on Twitter

Ghana has started its first oil production. Will oil benefit the people of Ghana? Follow the conversation about this topic on Twitter using the hashtag #GhanaOil.

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

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...

Ghana: President suspects drug traffickers in his own government?

WikiLeaks cables on Ghana: “President John Evans Atta Mills is also quoted as expressing fears persons in his own entourage could be engaged in smuggling drugs through the presidential lounge...

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